Scrimmages & Open Skate
Flat Track OPEN SCRIMMAGES
- WHO: Participants must be a registered and insurance-validated RollerCon Skater Pass or MVP Passholder. Skaters must be capable of passing the the WFTDA minimum skills, and must wear properly-fitting required safety gear to scrimmage.
- BRING: Come prepared with black shirts and white shirts with a 4″ number (or larger). More about numbers if you scroll down here.
- WHERE: The Scrimmage track is Skate Court over cement. It is medium grippy, similar to most Skate Court floors.
- WHEN: Check the schedule.
- HOW: See our Scrimmage Rules below.
- Please note: Sunday scrimmage and open skate sessions move around a bit. Check the schedule. Or just scroll down a little.
Banked Track OPEN SCRIMMAGES
- All the above applies, plus all the rules of skating on the Banked Track. More info.
- Banked Track Open Scrimmage will be structured in 15 minute periods with 3 minute breaks between each.
- 30 skaters (15 each team) will be welcomed to the infield to play in each period, assisted by a pre-assigned Bench Manager. If you’re interested in bench managing, look for the job in Volgistics. More info.
Banked & Flat Track Open Skate
- WHO: Participants must be a registered and insurance-validated RollerCon Skater Pass or MVP Pass holder. Minimum skills are not required for Open Skate, but EMTs and Safety Officers have the authority to remove skaters for unsafe behavior.
- BRING: Yourself.
- WHEN: Check the schedule. Or just look below.
MORE ABOUT OPEN SCRIMMAGE
At this point, most people have played in an open scrimmage before. But as our community grows, it seems we can rely less upon the D-bag Rule. Last year we fielded a lot of complaints regarding co-ed and multi-skill-level scrimmages – people were not cool about it. Most of the complaints were about line-jumpers and overly aggressive (and often under-ly skilled) skaters, mostly of the dude variety. So this year we have posted schedules so hopefully more people will be happy. Here are some general rules:
- NO LINE CUTTING! It’s okay to move back in line to go in with someone particular – but it IS NOT okay to jump forward in the line. No exceptions, including shuffling to line up for a single-sex or co-ed. You (or your group) may move backwards, but not cut forward in line.
- “Single Sex” means all women or all men, not both in the same jam.
- We’re posting skill levels, but many people don’t assess themselves accurately. It’s wise to watch and gauge the intensity level before jumping in. Safety monitors, Officials and EMTs all have the authority to have you sit out if they are concerned for your (or anyone’s) safety.
- If you’re not intermediate or advanced, don’t be shy about letting everyone in the pack know it. Your teammates will look out for you and the other team will be less likely to murder you.
- If you are intermediate or advanced, let strangers hit you first (so you know they can take it) before leveling them. Only d-bags pick on rookies.
- Likewise, if you hit someone, be ready to get hit back. Don’t say you’re new, throw giant blocks, and expect no reciprocation.
- White usually has a shorter line.
- Jammers usually get to play more until everyone figures that out and starts being willing to jam.
- You don’t have to be awesome to play any position. For example, many advanced players have as much fun offensive blocking for beginner jammers as they would in a jam with an advanced jammer.
- No one is judging you. No one cares. So don’t worry about doing good – HAVE FUN!