So, Who Are We?
The Kingston Roller Derby is a competitive flat-track roller derby league that strives to be a fun, active, and social organization for its members, its fans, and the broader community. It is a grassroots organization based on feminist principles of inclusion and equality that works to inspire members to achieve a high level of athleticism and self-confidence.
Roller Derby Basics
Two 15-skater teams play two 30-minute periods. Each period consists of multiple “jams.” Each jam is an opportunity for both teams to score points, and ends after 2 minutes or when the Lead Jammer calls off the jam.
It is legal for a skater to block opponents with their hips, rear, and shoulders. It is not legal to block to the back, to trip, elbow, or to back talk officials. Players committing illegal actions are penalized 30 seconds and their team plays short for that time.