Estro-Jen is resting up for her trip to Canada next weekend for our fourth Annual Boot Camp and we are super excited to have her. For those of you who are registered you can look forward to a really good time.
If you are new to derby and looking for a way to get involved we will be resuming practices for our fall session in mid September and we would love for you to roll with us. Keep an eye for info here or send us a message on our contact page and we will email you with registration details. While you patiently wait to lace up with GEJRDA you can visit the ladies at Bad Girlfriend Skates and they can help you with all of your roller derby needs including full new skater packages.
Don’t wait, there couldn’t be a better time to be involved in the fastest growing sport on eight wheels!!
We are thrilled to be able to invite you to our 4th Annual Boot Camp. GEJRDA Boot Camp is always a fantastic experience for junior Skaters and this year will not be any different!
This year, we are doing things a bit differently, and a bit more intimately. Level 1’s will be Saturday only and a cost of $60 each. Level 2 and 3’s are both days and a cost of $100.
Every participant will get a Boot camp T shirt. All skaters will be coached by Estro Jen at some point. Also, we have several coaches from the area that will be lending a hand as well.
Estro Jen loves skate parks, and if the weather cooperates, we will be heading out to a local skate park for tricks! We are going to have at least one scrimmage over the weekend as well. A more detailed schedule will come out closer to the date.
Please make payment to our paypal account at firstname.lastname@example.org and note the name of the skater(s) you are paying for. ****(select friends and family for payment as we are Not for profit)***
***registration is not complete until payment is received. Fees are non-refundable***
Greater Edmonton Junior Roller Derby association has been blessed to have had the coaching, support and friendship of Leanne Johnson, A.K.A. Cherry-oto-Fire. Cherry has been such an amazing and positive influence on the young skaters that she has mentored, she has tremendous passion for youth and the sport of Roller Derby.
As a league we received the news that Cherry and her family were moving to Indiana with mixed feelings. On the one hand we are supportive and excited to hear about all of her future endeavors but it is impossible not to be a little bit sad that a part of us is leaving. We look forward to keeping up with all of Cherry’s adventures as a new mom and a yankee import. The hole that she leaves in the derby community will be filled with the warm and wonderful memories of the time she has spent with each and every one of us, offering advice, sharing her skill, her knowledge and most of all her kindness.
We invite all of you to come out Saturday night and cheer her on as she plays her last home game with STAHRs Arch Angels in the fantastic company of GEJRDAs Shelly Helly and Jennasaurus Wrex. She will roll out in style.
Our Level 2 skaters travelled to beautiful Fernie B.C. this past weekend to take on the challenge of playing Avalanche City’s BombsQUAD. Both teams stepped up their game impressively playing a full bout short benched, Fernie beginning with a bench of 8 and GEJRDA beginning with 7 which turned into 6 towards the end of the 2nd half when GEJRDA lost a skater to penalties. A hard fought battle by both teams which resulted in an eventual win for GEJRDA over BombsQUAD with an official score of 230-174. Junior Roller Derby has the best after parties and the small group of fantastic junior skaters had a splashing good time at Fernie’s Stanford Inn taking advantage of their famous Waterslide. A very big thank you to Fernie for hosting us and to Coach Cat who went above and beyond to make sure that this game happened for her young skaters, and of course to the parents who support their children and their passions and make things like this possible.
This Sunday we officially wrap up our spring season (even though spring seems to be lost) with Capital City Carnage. We have a level 1/2 scrimmage followed by a full contact level 3 scrimmage. Prizes, hot dogs and lots of fun. There will be a yummy All Star Bake Sale! We invite you all to come out and watch. Admission is $10! Level 1/2 game begins at 11:30 and level 3 at 1:30 at Edmonton Sportsdome 1104 32 Ave. NW.
We would also like to send well wishes to Coach Cherry-oto-Fire and her husband Stephen. They are about to embark on an adventure with their wee one Liberty, they are packing up and moving to Indiana. They will be missed but we wish them “all the good things”
Please come out and give Cherry a proper send off as she plays her last home game as an Arch Angel Saturday night in the good company of GEJRDAs Shelly Helly and Jennasaurus Wrex. The Beezlebubs roster will also be topped up by GEJRDA’s Pippy, Punch Buggy, Morgan Mayhem and Lemon Drop.
We have group of excited Juniors that are heading to beautiful Fernie B.C. this weekend to take on Avalanche City’s Bombsquad!
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter @gejrda for updates on Saturday June 7 and wish them well.
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Play hard and have fun young ladies!
“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”
– Mary Lou Retton