Free Banked Track Roller Derby Lessons

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Costs are high for new skaters involved in Roller Derby, one organization is offering free practices

If there's anyway to help a skaters dream come true, then I'm doing the right thing.

Recognizing high costs for derby players, the BOMBERS lead the industry by giving free banked track lessons to all skaters. In August, three practice secessions on August 27 and August 28 are open at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco. Just bring your skates, there is no fee.

The BOMBERS cover track set up, venue rental and insurance costs. Experienced derby trainers such as Hall of Fame, Cliff Butler from the 1960s Bomber franchise and currently active Mz. Georgia Hass, the infield manager of the Red Devils and Dave Martinez, and Patsy Delgado the Bomber men's and women's captains will be teaching.

"If a skater wants one-on-one mentoring," Said League owner, Dan Ferrari; "all they have to do is ask. We have extra derby experts ready to help."

The BOMBERS give back to the derby community that has supported roller derby for over five decades. "We take all our successes and put them back into the sport," Said Tim Patten a league spokesperson. "If there's anyway to help a skaters dream come true, then I'm doing the right thing."

The BOMBERS incorporate fifty years of tradition and embrace the new trends in the modern roller derby. "The game is always growing and changing with the times", said Patten.

Open practice on Friday, August 27 starts at 4:00 PM at Kezar. On Saturday, August 28 join in Cliff Butlers "masters class" at 1:00 PM and follow that with the 4:00 PM track skills open practice.

Just bring your skates and protective gear to Kezar Pavilion and you'll be whirring around the legendary banked track feeling free, strong and more powerful than ever.

Check the web site: for ongoing updates and more free classes all year around.


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