We are hosting an Officiating Clinic!

WASHINGTON, DC – where bending rules, looking the other way and greasing palms are an everyday occurrence – ROLLER DERBY STANDS ALONE AS A GLEAMING EXAMPLE OF LEGITIMACY AND REMAINS THE LAST BASTION OF DECENCY, MORALITY, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL.

To keep hope alive and establish a new moral paradigm for the leaders of our nation, Department of Skate is sponsoring a two-day ref clinic in DC! Let’s hope Congress takes notice.

Register HERE!

Ref Clinic

Master new skills, discuss concepts and best practices, review, share, and then put it all into practice on the track with a final scrimmage. This is open to all levels of officials, but you must have read and be familiar with the rules of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association – which you can read right HERE!

Saturday May 10
3:00pm – 6:00pm Classroom Portion of Department of Skate Ref Clinic
Greenpeace Conference Room
702 H St NW, Washington D.C. 20001
Snacks/coffee/water available
• Welcome/intro
• Referee Psychology
• Bout Footage Review
• Break
• Verbal cues/hand signals
• Scenarios (tricky penalties, i.e. passing the star, clockwise blocks, MPBs)
• Referee/Official Etiquette

6:30pm Visit to Department of Skate (one block walk)
Drop off bags, chat, check out gear

7:30pm Ref Dinner/Drinks in Chinatown
(Location TBD)
Dinner and drinks to celebrate bigger ref brains and new friends. Participation in dinner is optional – dinner and drinks are NOT included in registration price.
NOTE: Department of Skate is not responsible for refs or bail money after the sun goes down.

Sunday May 11
8:30am – 12:30pm Track/Scrimmage Portion of DOS Ref Clinic
Temple Hills Skate Palace
3132 Branch Ave, Temple Hills, MD 20748
(301) 505-6490

8:30am Doors open at Temple Hills Skate Palace – Coffee and donuts available!
9:00am Review and Warm up
9:30am – 12:00pm Track work and Scrimmage – breaks as needed for discussion and review
12:30pm Cool down and depart THSP

Lunch somewhere? TBD

INSTRUCTORS:
Jason Singer has been reffing roller derby since January 2007, where he started with Harrisburg Area Roller Derby, using the name, Cocky Balboa. In December, 2008, he achieved WFTDA Level 2 (Red) certified status. In 2009, he was selected to jam referee at his first WFTDA tournament ever, The Wicked Wheels of The East, in North Carolina. Shortly after, he transferred to Dutchland, and dropped his skate name, opting to use his legal name. In December 2009 he achieved WFTDA Level 3 (Silver) certified status. Since then he has been selected to referee at 2-3 WFTDA tournaments each season, and has achieved WFTDA Level 4 (Gold) status, most recently re-certified in January 2014. Singer has reffed over 310 bouts, 110 of which have been WFTDA sanctioned. Singer has been teaching clinics since 2011 and has several more coming up this season.

Refsputin has been reffing roller derby since 2007. He was elected as DC Rollergirls’ Head Ref and held the position for 4 years. ‘Sputin has been chosen to ref 2011, 2012, and 2013 WFTDA Playoffs and was an NSO in the 2010 WFTDA Playoffs. Refsputin was also selected to be a WFTDA Clinic Instructor in 2012 and 2013.

International Derby!

Not over your Olympic fever? Us too! Come join us at the Michael & Son Sportsplex at Dulles out in Sterling, VA on Saturday! The H Street location will be closed but you’ll get to see the DC All-Stars taking on Rideau Valley from Ottawa. USA vs. Canada! If you have any special requests, please give us a call or shoot us an email!

Bout Day!

We will be CLOSED on Saturday, January 18th because it’s BOUT DAY hooray hooray! You can come see us at the DC Armory. Bring the kidlets and your outside voice and come cheer on your favorite rollergirls!

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Holiday Gift Certificates!

Got a special rollerperson in your life? Hooray! If you don’t… well, you should get one, cause they’re pretty awesome. You know what else is awesome? Their smile when they open a sweet envelope from you and find something like THIS:Gift CertificatesHow neat is that?! The answer is very. Pick the amount, pick the design, pick your text. We’ll help make their Christakwanzafestivukkah the best yet.

 

CLOSED on Saturday, April 27th!

Just a reminder: Department of Skate will be CLOSED on Saturday, because we will be WATCHING THE DC ROLLERGIRLS ALL-STARS get awesome against the Philly Roller Girls’ Liberty Belles! You can come visit us at the bout!

Buy tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1500492D3E6A837B?artistid=82763&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=102 or email tickets@dcrollergirls.com!

Buy tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1500492D3E6A837B?artistid=82763&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=102 or email tickets@dcrollergirls.com!

We are open for business!

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Saturday, February 16th at 10am, come party with us at our Grand Opening! 519 H St. NW Suite 50, Washington DC, 20001, 10am-8pm. Bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your friends*.  Bring your pogo-sticks, hula hoops, ribbon dancers and aaaaaall the sparkles!

In fact, let us know you’re coming over on our facebook page!

 

*Do not bring your snakes, even if they are your friends. Those are not allowed in the store.

The Grand Opening! (OH YES, it will be grand!)

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Mark your calendars! We are officially opening for business on Saturday, February 16th! Please join us as we open our doors to the public for the very first time! DC’s one and only brick-and-mortar roller derby skate shop is ready to fill your every desire. Come check out the store, see the neighborhood, and hug your favorite Secretaries of Skate. We’ll have plenty of gear for you to try on, or you can just look around and say “awesome.” Cause we have plenty of that, too.

AND RIBBON-CUTTING BECAUSE YES. There will probably also be dancing.

See you there and bring your friends!

Your friendly neighborhood purveyors of Amazing–

Raptor and Hellie

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