Learn to Skate

For those thinking about trying something new to burn off the Christmas calories, a new roller skating course is coming to Cardiff.

The Tiger Bay Brawlers are launching a new course to teach skaters to be eight-wheel whizzes this January.

The structured course will teach all the basics of roller skating including how to fall safely, different stops and even how to skate backwards.

Skaters can complete the eight-week course as many times as they like, with the content becoming more advanced each time.


When are the sessions?

Sessions will  run twice a week from the 4th of January

Thursdays 6pm to 7:30pm and Sunday 12pm to 1pm.

Thursday evenings will be a coached, structured session. Sunday is a drop in session where skaters can practice what they learned on Thursday, or practice derby skills (a coach will be present to help out).

Where will they take place?

All sessions are at Cardiff Central Youth Club on Ocean Way.  There is plenty of parking if you need it.



How much is the course?

The course is £40 per person.  But per session pricing is available if you are only able to attend part of the course.  Please contact us for details.

What kit do I need?

You will need to provide your own

  • Quad skates (8 wheels, no inlines please)
  • Helmet
  • Kneepads
  • Wristguards
  • Elbow pads
  • And we recommend a mouth guard


Don’t panic if you don’t have any of this stuff yet! We recommend you check out Skate Alley for all your derby needs. Not only is the store owned and run by skaters. Score, right?

If you’d rather buy second hand while you’re making a decision about what skates to buy or whether roller derby is for you then join the UK Roller Derby Recyclables page on Facebook.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up by buying a ticket from our store, and for more information join the Learn to skate with TBB group on Facebook.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Tiger Bay Brawlers family!


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