Saturday, January 17, 2015

Introducing Big Rink Burn!!

What is Big Rink Burn?

Two hours of fitness building, calorie burning skating and strength-building exercises, with a little fun and games thrown in.

We started these practices to allow all of our league members,including NSOs, retired skaters, and skaters who are not yet eligible for contact, a fun and challenging practice they can participate in 100 percent. We have decided to open them up to former and new members who are interested in skating for fitness, but without the commitment of full contact roller derby.

Who can come?

These sessions are co-ed, but due to insurance requirements are adults only.

When and where is Big Rink Burn?

Two nights a month (alternating Thursdays) at 7-9 at Interskate South in Wilbraham.

What is required?

Full derby protective gear (helmet and wrist, elbow, and knee guards); loaner gear is available. Rental roller skates are available at the rink, but doing some of the moves in these skates will be challenging (and not in a good way). Entry level derby skates are recommended (try the Riedell Dart, available in fun colors from the Bruised BoutiqueTurn Two Skate Shop or from our very own home rink, Interskate South in Wilbraham).

What is the cost?

$20 a month covers the two sessions, plus you will receive a pass to the adult night skate every Wednesday at Interskate.

Is there hitting?

Not at these sessions, don’t worry! We are a competitive derby league and our skaters will attend these practices, but no contact is allowed on these nights.

Is skating experience required?

You will get a lot more out of these sessions if you can skate, stop, and turn confidently. However, all levels are welcome and you can modify any exercise to make it right for you.

This sounds awesome! How do I get started?

Come to our next free intro session on Thursday, January 22nd to try it out and get all the information. If you can’t make this session, email for the next one.

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