Join the fastest-growing sport in the world (and the only full-contact sport for women!) and become a Lansing Derby Vixen. All shapes and sizes are welcome — there’s a role for everyone in roller derby! With the Vixens, you’ll find a supportive group of women who will be there for you on and off the track, and a group of women who #loveLansing and make it their mission to promote their community as much as they promote fitness and roller derby.



When: This 12 week course takes place on Sundays from 9am-11am, starting March 18.

Where: YMCA of Lansing, Westside Branch: 3700 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing, Michigan 48917

What to bring: We have some pads and skates available (let us know your size ahead of time!); all you need to bring is a mouthguard and a great attitude! (We strongly recommend SISU mouthguards — you can find other mouthguards at Meijer or sporting goods stores, etc., but they’re bulky and you’ll hate it and end up buying a SISU eventually anyway, so just go ahead and get one now.) Wear comfortable athletic clothing that isn’t too bulky or baggy, and bring a water bottle!

Where to register:

101s Basic Training information: This is a weekly training course that focuses on developing the skills and fitness to be a Lansing Derby Vixen! You’ll learn the basics of skating, including the correct form and important things like how to stop (and how to fall safely!). The vast majority of Vixens did not know how to skate when they started, so we love teaching others how to skate. You’ll also learn about derby and prepare yourself to join the Vixens upon graduation. Your Boot Camp instructors will guide you through the required skills and have you ready to take the track. This 12-week course culminates with game play, WTFDA skills testing (for skaters) and choosing your derby name.

For more information, or to ask about availability of skates and gear, contact

*Please note: This class is for adults 18 and older. Interested juniors skaters should contact us for more information at

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