By Debra Roberts—
Muncie, IN – Cornfed Roller Derby (CFRD), is recruiting skaters and officials for their 11th season. On Thursday, September 7, from 9-11 p.m., and Monday, September 11, from 7-9 p.m. Cornfed Roller Derby is hosting New Skater Clinics at Gibson Arena.
No experience is required, all skill levels are welcome. For just $5 per person, participants, who must be at least 18 years old, will be taught skating skills, falls, stops, and some basic roller derby gameplay.
Required gear includes quad skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, and a mouth guard. Some gear will be available to borrow at the clinic, but participants must provide their own mouth guard.
Following the New Skater Clinic dates, a New Skater Bootcamp will be offered. From September 14-28, on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., and on Thursdays from 9-11 p.m., participants can expand and polish their knowledge of skating and roller derby. Cost for the Bootcamp is $20 for all five dates, and gear will again be available to borrow.
Gibson Arena is a family-owned skating rink located at 2610 S. Mock Ave., Muncie. Originally constructed in 1940 as an ice-skating rink, the space was converted to a roller-skating rink in 1949. This year Gibson Arena won Best Children’s Birthday Party Venue, and Best Family Attraction in the Muncie Quest for the Best. Gibson has been Cornfed’s practice home since fall 2010.
About Cornfed Roller Derby
Cornfed Roller Derby (formally Cornfed Derby Dames) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CFRD is Muncie’s premiere all women flat track roller derby league. Founded in 2010, CFRD hope to bring together and empower women of all body types, race, age, and religion. It is our goal to make women’s roller derby a positive and lasting addition to the Muncie community. For more information about the league visit cornfedrollerderby.com.