Southwestern Montana's Roller Derby League



Nov 29, 2018 Events, New Skaters 4 Comments

Want to challenge your limits? Make new friends? Learn something new? Get in great shape? Build confidence and mental toughness? Be part of a team? Come try roller derby!

Join us at our Fresh Meat and Greet evenings to learn more about the Gallatin Roller Derby, the sport of roller derby, and our community of skaters and officials.

Informal and casual: grab a friend, drop in, and get to know current refs and skaters. The more the merrier!

Our Fresh Meat & Greet will be Wednesday, December 5th, 5-8pm at MAP Brewing, 510 Manley Drive.


January 3 – Feb 28 2019
Mondays 7-9:30pm and Thursdays 7-9pm
Cost: $100.

You can borrow gear for the first three practices!

Kick off the new year with Gallatin Roller Derby’s annual Fresh Meat (i.e. new skater and referee) Boot Camp! No skating experience necessary! This 8-week program runs from January 3 – February 28 and costs $100 (includes WFTDA skater insurance.) Skaters must be 18 or older to join.

Open enrollment is Thursday January 3, Monday Jan 7, and Wednesday Jan 9, 2019.

Highlights of the Camp: Learn to skate! *Eight Week Coached Program* Mondays 7pm-9:30pm & Thursdays 7pm-9pm at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds building #2. No contact during boot camp, and no skating experience required!

This is the only opportunity for brand new skaters to join Gallatin Roller Derby in 2019. Show up with a mouthguard at the Fairgrounds building #2, 7 PM January 3, 7, or 9th at 7pm to sign up. Bring gear if you have it. Contact us via private message on our Facebook Page (Gallatin Roller Derby) to make an advance reservation for “Try Before You Buy Gear.”


  • Jillian Berry
    Dec 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm Reply

    I am super excited to come to the meet and greet this Wednesday. I have wanted to do roller derby for the past decade, but it was never the right timing. I’m a mother of four and I work full time so I need a place to allow myself to have some me time, while doing something that involves stress relief. I’m 5’10” and I have a lot of grit, but I am also super outgoing and I love to have fun. I am really excited to meet and if there is anything that I need to do in order to get set up please let me know.
    Best Regards,

    1. GRDerby
      Dec 31, 2018 at 6:55 pm Reply

      Hey Jillian! We are looking forward to meeting you in January! Derby is a great place for mothers to get some me-time and stress relief. Hopefully we’ll be a great fit for you!

  • Blair Simonson
    Dec 20, 2018 at 11:10 pm Reply

    Hey, I have been curious to come try this out. I didn’t make it to the meet and greet but would be interested in doing the freahmeat training. I have only been in roller blades, so hoping ill be able to catch on to things. I read you all can provide gear the first three practices, is that right?

    Warm regards,


    1. GRDerby
      Dec 31, 2018 at 6:53 pm Reply

      Hi Blair!

      Yes it is true that we provide all the needed equipment for the first several practices, all you need to bring is a mouthguard! We highly recommend a SISU mouthguard, which can be bought at Play It Again Sports.

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