Becoming an Angel

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Hello Potential Cherubs! 

So, you’ve trawled the internet, been to a roller disco or two, watched YouTube videos and maybe even seen a live game.  All you need now is to sign up and get involved!  

Durham City Rolling Angels have open sessions EVERY Friday night. 
We can even supply the skates and pads so this is the perfect opportunity to strap on some wheels and protective gear and give skating a whirl.

Friday nights are now officially SKATE NIGHT! – 8pm-10pm at Spectrum Leisure Centre, Willington.  

Don’t worry if you can’t skate, or haven’t skated in years – that is how many of the Angels started.  Our dedicated coaches will be on hand to get you rolling.  They’ll guide you through everything from simply standing on 8 wheels, to moving forward and stopping safely.  

If you love the feel of wheels on your feet and wind in your hair,  Full Cherub training is your next step.

This is a program  to introduce you to the basics of Roller Derby.  In order to play competitively you need to have achieved a set of Minimum Skills. These skills make up the fresh meat program.  We will move you through the basic skills such as: standing up (!), falling, turning and skating safely, through to more advanced skills including: jumping, weaving, throwing hits and receiving hits.

**Please note:  Cherub training can be a demanding program, you are assessed at regular intervals and checked off the skills as you master each one of them.  By the end of the training period you will have a final assessment including a rules test.  Once you have passed these assessments you are promoted from a cherub into a fully fledged ANGEL!   But don’t worry if you don’t pass them all straight away, we’ll continue to guide and support you  every session to help you pass your skills and gain your wings.** 


Sometimes skating or playing roller derby isn’t for everyone, so if you’d rather become a Referee or Non Skating Official, we’ll give you all the guidance and support to get you there.  That way you still get to be an active member of DCRA, minus the bits you’re not so keen on. 🙂 Find our more about Ref School by clicking HERE 

Keep your eyes peeled for our next intake event on the website or Facebook and Talk To Us


Clothing for the session:  Dress for comfort!  Stretchy leggings or cycling shorts are best and bring a couple of loose tops.  Bring trainers for any off skates activities.  We would recommend a couple of pairs of socks – just to help avoid blisters in unfamiliar/new skates. Bring lots of water too, you are going to sweat!

Costs:  “But what does it cost?” I hear you cry.  Well for your initial session it won’t cost you anything other than some sweat.  Thereafter it is just £5 for each 2 hour Sunday session.   Once you are attending regularly, we can then move you on to a Direct Debit which saves you money and means you can come to our other sessions completely FREE!