Seize the Skate – Roller Derby Boot Camp Starts February 1!

Are you ready to get fit, be challenged by a new sport, meet new friends, and give back to the community?

Then it’s time to join the Gallatin Roller Girlz, the Bozeman area’s women’s flat track roller derby league.  GRG is recruiting women for league skaters and men and women for referee, non-skating official and volunteer positions with the league.

Starting February 1st, the Gallatin Roller Girlz are offering their ONLY Fresh Meat Boot Camp for the year! The FMBC is required for all new skaters and referees wishing to join the league and is open to men and women 18+.  This eight week program runs from February 1– March 24 and costs $100 (fee includes coaching, use of Try Before You Buy gear, and WFTDA skater insurance.) Open enrollment February 1- 11, 2016.

The Gallatin Roller Girlz FMBC is designed to support new skaters as they embark on the journey of learning to derby. A ground level curriculum, the FMBC ‘brings up’ and ‘graduates’ a full class of skaters into contact level skating with the league. During the 8 week camp, a full curriculum of non-contact basic skills will be taught according to our Snowflake Assessment (i.e. contact rated skater evaluation). Skaters will then be enrolled in another 8 week program directly following the FMBC that teaches the finer nuances of the sport including blocking and strategy – Derby 101.

To learn more about the league and Fresh Meat from current players, check us out at our FMBC Meet and Greet and Wild Joe’s Coffeespot, 18 West Main Street, Bozeman, Sunday, January 24, 4-6 PM.

To get the full benefit of the camp, it is suggested that skaters begin the camp on our orientation evening on Monday, February 1 7pm-10pm. Show up early and be ready to practice at 7pm at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Building #3 at 901 N Black in Bozeman.  Bring a mouthguard and any gear you may already own. For those skaters who cannot make the orientation, GRG will maintain open enrollment February 3 (*special day due to scheduling at fairgrounds), 8, and 11. Contact us via private message on our Facebook Page to reserve Try Before You Buy Gear, available as usual, first come first serve basis.  

Camp Highlights

    • Eight Week Coached Program
    • Mondays 7pm-10pm & Thursdays 7pm-9pm at theGallatin County Fairgrounds. Buildings #2 & #3.
    • Program runs from February 1- March 24, 2015.
    • Open enrollment February 1-11, 2015.


  • GRG will only offer one Fresh Meat Camp 2016
  • All new skaters must graduate from a Fresh Meat Camp in order to skate with the league. Exception to this rule is preexisting contact rated transfer skaters from other leagues. Please see transfer skater policy for details.


The Gallatin Roller Girlz are a 501(c)3 federal non-profit and achieved full WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) member status September 2015.

For More information about the Fresh Meat Boot Camp, women’s flat track roller derby and the Gallatin Roller Girlz, check us out on Facebook: GallatinRollerGirlz  or online at