Gearing Up for Roller Derby

Getting the Gear You Need to Get Back on Track

Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has been presenting major challenges for the roller derby community’s ability to safely get back to playing the sport we love. We know that many roller derby businesses and leagues have been hit incredibly hard financially, and as we have planned our recovery path, we’ve been looking for ways to help.


With leagues returning to play as areas open up, many new and returning WFTDA athletes and officials are looking to replace worn out gear. To help, our friends at S1 Helmet Co. came up with the idea for “Gearing Up for Roller Derby,” a community-wide sales event with dozens of derby businesses, skate shops, and manufacturers around the world. We're excited to partner with S1 and more of your favorite derby gear and apparel businesses to offer you discounts on everything you need to get back on track!

S1 has put together a series of discounts on helmets, knee pads, and wrist guards through its network of skate shops—but the savings don’t stop there! We’ve pulled together several partners who are offering a variety of deals and discounts on scrimmage-wear, safety equipment, wheels, and more!

Action photo by Kieth Beilat picturing a roller derby jammer afloat mid-apex jump to avoid an opposing blocker, with two teammates, an official, and audience looking on. Text says: Join us for 2 weeks of promoting roller derby businesses. November 22-December 3. WFTDA Roller Derby.


From November 22-December 3, 2021 use the hashtag #GearUp4Derby on your favorite social media apps to search for dozens of clothing, gear, and service discounts from across the derby community. We've highlighted our featured businesses and what they're offering below, with complete details and a list of participating shops available at

We'll also be sharing some fun some surprises and other resources to help get us all geared up for returning to our beloved sport. If your league has any tips or success stories you'd like to share, please reach out to for more information.

More Resources to Help You Gear Up and Get Back on Track