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Squamish Women’s Roller Derby Association
How Does Roller Derby Work?
Roller Derby is a fast paced, full contact sport played on “old school” quad style roller skates. The game combines the athleticism of speed skating and racing with the added challenge of hard hitting human obstacles, making for one very entertaining sporting event! A roller derby game, called a “BOUT”, is comprised of two 30 minute periods, which are divided into an unlimited number of scoring sessions, called JAMS.
Each team has one scoring position on the track during a JAM (referred to as the JAMMER). The JAMMERS are engaged in a race against each other, but they must also face a PACK of BLOCKERS, comprised of four skaters from each team. Running this gauntlet, a JAMMER must avoid being knocked down by the opposing BLOCKERS, and will receive one point for every opposing BLOCKER they pass.
Squamish Women’s Roller Derby plays by the rules established by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). You can find the latest edition of the rules here.