Everyone is welcome to skate at RollerCon. Refs, EMTs and many volunteers are on hand during the convention to be sure that everyone skates safely and with all the proper gear. Here are some tips about skating at RollerCon. Please see the Skating Skill Levels page for more details about your particular skill level and events booked just for you.
Skater Skill Levels: Check out our definition of skill levels. Classes and scrimmages will be listed with these levels.
Requirements for Skating at RollerCon Events:
- No unsafe behavior will be tolerated.
- Proof of RollerCon Registration and insurance is required for all skaters at all skating events.
- You must sign the RollerCon skating waiver form at RollerCon check-in.
- To participate in competitive events (Challenges, Scrimmages), skaters must have 4″or larger contrasting numbers on their appropriately-colored jersey and 2″ numbers on their arms.
- Shirts with your name / number are also recommended for training – so that coaches can easily identify you to offer feedback.
- Posted skill levels are available for every skating event. It is the skater’s responsibility to skate at their appropriate skill level.
- All skaters must wear knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards and a helmet and mouthguard at all times while wearing skates.
- Skating Refs must wear all the same safety gear with the exception of mouthguards.
- Skaters deemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be banned from skating.
- Every skater must pass a safety / gear check before every skating event.
- The Head Ref and Safety Officers are the final judges of whether or not you may skate.
- Any attempt to circumvent any of these requirements will get you thrown out and ridiculed for being a total idiot.
- Planning on skating the BANKED TRACK? Check out more info about that here.
ALCOHOL & SKATES
Just to make it perfectly clear: NO ONE that smells of alcohol or is in any way under the influence will be permitted to skate in RollerCon events. Trained EMT staff and refs will attend every skating event, they are empowered to make that judgement call. Their decision is final.
WFTDA, RDCL, Renegades, USARS, MADE, banked track, old school derby, etc.
- Most RollerCon flat track events are played by the most recent version of the WFTDA rules (with the option of larger rosters for all but sanctioned games).
- Some competitive flat track events are played by USARS rules.
- Banked track competitive events are played by RDCL v2.5 Rules or the WFTDA rules
All skaters (regardless of affiliations) are welcome at RollerCon. They must meet all the safety gear, skill level and insurance requirements that apply to all skaters, and are welcome at all events. Anyone that skates with other rulesets may ask to schedule challenges with their rules & officials by sending their request to firstname.lastname@example.org for safety review. RollerCon refs and NSOs are trained in the rulesets listed above, and may not be willing or able to officiate at events with other rulesets, so please include contact information for pre-staffed refs & officials. No unsafe behavior will be tolerated, and the RollerCon Head Ref will attend and monitor any non-standard events for safety. RollerCon organizers and our insurers are the final word on what is or isn’t safe. The RollerCon Head Ref or his alternate may stop any event or remove any skaters that they feel are potentially hazardous.
ABOUT THE TRACKS & SKATING SURFACES: 2015 Tracks
- C1, C2, C3: Sports Court and Skate Court. Surfaces vary slightly in grippiness, but they’re all pretty standard, nice floors.
- BT: The banked track has a painted masonite surface.
- MVP Training tracks. MVP1-4 are Skate or Sport Court.
Skatepark Tour & Skate the Strip – Las Vegas – daily
These events are organized by RollerCon attendees, but they are not RollerCon insured events. Anyone may participate in them and passes are not required, because these events are not insurable. YOU ARE SKATING AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The training, opinions, findings, advice and conclusions offered during Rollercon are those of the authors or speakers and not necessarily those of the speaker’s league, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association or the hosts or planners of the RollerCon conference. The materials and information presented are for informational purposes only & are not legal advice or counsel. Information gathered should be modified to fit your own personal needs, business models, athletic competence, health concerns and limitations, and state requirements. All skaters should execute proper safety precautions prior to attempting any skills demonstrated or shown. All RollerCon registrants participate in conference events solely at their own risk.