This revolution will turn Bruges into a derby-walhalla! Not only are we putting down 4 (!) tracks, of which one will be completely WFTDA-regulated (incl ref lanes), our venue also houses a seminar and off skate workout areas ànd is located in the city center at a walking distance from… éverything, really.
Given by renowned skaters and derby-afficianados alike, the classes we offer are bound to teach you a great deal about your favorite sport and get you sweaty and fired-up. And after a whole day of intense training, what do derby girls like more than partying hard and drinking up a storm? We will keep you busy from morning to night…
If that isn’t enough, we are pampering our officials with a complete zebra-program, with the cream of the referee world teaching officiating skills, both on and off skates!
Information on the different classes and events we offer will be added al the time, so be sure to check back every so often!
On Skates Training
Given by experienced skaters from all over the globe, these classes will cover a wide range of derby-related techniques and skills, as well as game play and strategy. Peruse the menu and pick your favorites à la carte to still your derby-hunger!
Skating Skill Levels
On-skates classes will be given at three different levels: beginner, intermediate and advance. To get the most out of every class and keep it interesting and safe for you and your fellow skaters, please assess your own level of skating. Use your common sense and respect yourself, your colleagues on the track and the trainer. If you feel a class is far too advanced for you, we hope you’ll acknowledge this and take off your skates. Our trainers are given full authority to ask people to quit their class, should they feel this to be necessary.
You need to have passed at least your Minimum Skills Requirements (as set out by WFTDA) to participate in any class given at the Revolution!
Off Skates Workouts
There’s more to derby than skating skills and a strategic mind… a strong and healthy body is fundamentally important if you want to become a well-rounded skater and prevent injury! Balance your training program with cardio sessions, core work-outs, relaxing yoga and more off-skates classes!
Tired from skating? Take a small break and learn something new in one of our seminars, which will cover a wide range of topics.
In our athletic seminars, you will learn about (mental) coaching techniques, get tips on how to stay healthy and how to build up a solid work-out program, and gain insight in game play theories and strategies.
Besides these, a number of seminars will take on administrative and organisational matters: how to run a league, how to attract sponsors, how to allocate your league’s budget etc…
Bouts & Scrimmages
Of course, we wouldn’t be hosting this revolution if we couldn’t offer you what roller derby is all about: the actual game!
With a wftda-track on site, we will host a couple one-hour bouts and multiple thirty-minute scrimmage challenges throughout the days. Apart from that, each day will end with a traditional black/white scrimmage open to all!
How to bring the “bite” in Bout & the “scream” in Scrimmage? Join/start a team! All is explained over here.
Beware, for this Revolution has its own Glitter Maffia. And they will entertain you, whether you’re ready for it or not. Drinking, partying and general sillyness: the maffia will accomodate all wild derby girl behaviour!
More detailed information on all the events will follow in due time.