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WHEN: Sunday, April 9th
WHERE: Cantu Pan American Recreation Center Tennis Courts | 2100 East 3rd St., Austin, TX 78702
TIME: Check in & warm up/wheel test 8am-9am; Tryouts 9am-11am
WEAR: You must wear full gear: helmet, mouthguard, knee, wrist, and elbow pads. Your skates must have toe stops or plugs. Bring both black and white shirts. You will be assigned a number to wear during the tryout. Bring a sharpie to write your number on your arms.
There may be cuts during the tryout period, and the remaining skaters will be invited to a new skater pool training period. New pool training will be 3 weeks long take place on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays from 8:30-10:30am and optional home team practices Thursdays 7-8:30pm and/or 8:30-10pm.
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Is There an Age Requirement?
Yes, you must be 18 or older on the day of tryouts.
What should I bring?
You will need to bring your own skates and protective equipment (helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads, mouth guard). You should also bring a bottle of water or your preferred drink for hydration. Please note that our tryouts are CLOSED. You are not permitted to bring any guests with you and anyone who is not trying out will be asked to leave.
What type of gear should I buy? Where do I get it?
You will need to get protective pads (helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads). Many of us have custom pads from Pro-Designed Inc, but you can get any kind you’d like. Triple 8 and 187 are a couple of examples you can get from local skate shops like Medusa Skates and Sun and Ski Sports. Many of us have S1 or Triple 8 helmets. Playland Skate Center and Medusa Skates have some models of quad skates on hand for purchase. If you find a better deal on-line on a particular model/size that they have in stock they will usually match the price. At the very least, we recommend that you try on different skates and see what size works best for you. Skates are usually sized with men’s sizes, so most women will get a size that is around 1.5–2 sizes smaller than what they normally wear (for example, I wear a women’s 8.5 shoe and my skates are a 7). Look for speed skate quad boots. These are lower than artistic boots in overall boot height (speed skates come to the ankle, artistic boots go over the ankle). Most of us use Riedell or Vanilla but any good speed boot will do.
You’ll be skating outside on a tennis court surface. Skaters have been using anything from 84-97s. You might want to bring 2 sets and try them out beforehand.
Do I have to be a seasoned skater to try out?
Don’t worry, you don’t need to know all of the skills or be a phenomenal skater to tryout, but being comfortable on your skates can’t hurt your chances. More than anything, we are looking for strong women with a lot of heart and passion for our sport. But in the meantime, skate everywhere and anywhere you can and check out the open skate sessions at Playland Skate Center and Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex. You may even bump into a few Texas Rollergirls!