Vancouver needs a venue for roller sports!
Vancouver Junior Roller Derby is hosting a celebration and rally on May 5 at Robson Square to raise awareness about the lack of space for wheeled sports in Vancouver. The fun-filled day will include roller derby demonstrations, a public skate session, roller skating lessons, and presentations by local leaders.
Roller skaters in Vancouver have little access to suitable facilities, and the venues that do allow roller skates are either scarce or expensive. VJRD and Terminal City Roller Derby (Vancouver’s adult league) do not currently have dependable access to an indoor facility that is sufficient for practice or competitive games.
Roller derby is known for its gender inclusive and LGBTQ/2S-friendly culture. For non-binary and female-identified kids, this inclusive culture encourages physical confidence and personal empowerment in potential athletes who may not otherwise try team sports. Roller derby is a safe place that welcomes these youth with open arms, yet the spaces for them to practice in Vancouver are in danger.
How can you help? First, sign our petition!
Next, please join us on May 5 to raise our voices in support of roller derby and other wheeled sports in Vancouver.
Nowhere to Roll Campaign Launch
Sunday, May 5, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Robson Square Rink, 800 Robson St., Vancouver