Be a part of the best sport EVER!

Ready to give roller derby a whirl? Join our Protostars programme!

This programme is a beginners entry point to joining Auld Reekie Roller Derby. If you have previous experience with another Roller Derby club, please email coaches@auldreekierollerderby and we can advise the best pathway or you.

Protostars Programme – Beginners Level

This 10-week programme consists of weekly two-hour sessions where you will be on skates and learning with our experienced coaches.

During the programme you will learn about the fundamentals of skating, including how to stop, change direction and get comfortable skating in proximity to other people. You will also learn roller derby moves and skills, including an introduction to the full-contact elements of the sport, in a safe and controlled environment.

Plus additional off-skates learning to guide you through your roller derby orientation, the rules of the game, and the basics of officiating so you can choose your pathway into the sport.

We accept anyone from absolute beginners, to those who have skated a lot before – you just have to be over the age of 18.

Gender Statement

In line with the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association Gender Policy, all those who identify as women, trans women, intersex women and/or gender-expansive may train and compete as skaters of Auld Reekie Roller Derby if women’s flat track roller derby is the version and composition of roller derby with which they most closely identify.

All genders may train as skating and non-skating officials, and join as non-skating members in other capacities.

When can I start?

The new programme runs from Tuesday 13th February to Tuesday 16th April 2024. Every Tuesday (7-9pm) at Leith Academy.

How to book your place

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 8th January and will close on Monday 29th January. Tickets are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

The full 10-week programme costs £100.

Book your place here!


Want to request a subsidy for the next Protostars programme? Here is the application form to request a subsidy.

This form is open now and will close on Friday 5th January 2024.

Please note that due to our Christmas break, everyone who applies for subsidy will receive an email from us on Friday 5th January 2024, and we will inform them then whether their subsidy application has been successful. It will be first come, first served.

More information

For more information, join our Facebook ‘information’ group or check out the New Skater FAQS page.

Group Activity

Fancy a roller derby taster session with a group of pals?  Are you a sports team or community group and want to do some team bonding with a fun activity? Get in touch with us and we can organise a one off activity afternoon to get you on skates and take you through some of the fun basics! 

Groups of 12 or more people – please contact us on for details.