I've got 30 days to determine if I want to do it. The WFTDA requires each person to take out an insurance policy, which is $60 per year. My dues will be $25 per month. The major upfront cost will be equipment. Skateboard helmet, mouth guard (I'm so getting the pro line, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads (which they said was the one thing you don't want to skimp on), and of course skates. My skates are too small, but I think the plates and wheels are still good, so I just have to get new boots.
The owner of the rink has known me since I was 4 years old. He kept bragging on me to one of the guys in charge of the practice. There were about ten of us there (newbies anyway). When they asked if we could skate, Ted was like "This one definitely can. She's an old rink rat." I said that the key word in that sentence was "old". If anything, it was great to catch up. I didn't have my skates with me, since I knew I couldn't wear them, so I think I'm going to take them out tomorrow during a public session.
Anyway, the girls are their own LLC. They have different committees (marketing, training, non-skating officials, bouts, etc). You have to serve on at least one. In order to compete on the B team, you have to have 50% practice attendance. For the A team, you must have 70%. Also, WFTDA requires all participants to be tested (physical test and written test over rules).
There really is a lot to it, but it's going to be so much fun!
It's never too late to become the person you were meant to be.