The Charlottesville Derby Dames is a non-profit group comprised of women and men who love to skate and are willing to work hard to be competitors in the planet some call “Roller Derby World”. If you are here – the stars have aligned to make you put on some skates, accept some pain, wear the gear, and have a blast with some fantabulous humans. All you have to do is show up and give it a shot.
Who Are We Looking For?
- 18+ year-old women interested in becoming a Derby Dame. There’s no age maximum! We have skaters from every age group from the 20’s to the 40s.
- Experienced Coaches who are willing to learn all about Derby
- Women or men interested in reffing for us (bring your inline skates!)
- Other derby leagues to be our friends (and future competition)
- Someone willing to give us a larger space to skate for extra practices and future bouts
- Community charities that could use some extra help.
MEMBERSHIP AND FEES
The Dames have multiple categories of membership. There’s a place for just about everyone, even if you are interested in joining as a non-skating member. Here’s a bit more information about our most basic membership tiers. If you have further questions, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh Meat Members: The first practice is free. Then it is $5 per practice until you make enough practices to be a dues paying member (8 practices).
Skating Members: Eligible to join as a skating member after 8 Fresh Meat practices. Dues are $30/month.
Volunteers: Join any time and membership is FREE! Our volunteers who help on bout day (lay track, act as Non-skating Officials, help with merchandise), get free admission to our bouts! Volunteers must be 18+.
Officials and Coaches: Membership is FREE! Both men and women are needed to referee our bouts and we’ll give you all the training you need to participate as a Ref. We’re always on the lookout for coaches, with or without roller derby specific experience. Anyone interested in reffing or coaching is encouraged to check out a Fresh Meat practice and talk to one of our Fresh Meat Shepherds for more information.
Dames’ leveled skaters (aka non-Fresh Meat) have several weekday practices. We welcome skaters from other teams who want to practice with us, although we do require that you have USARS or WFTDA insurance. To get the most recent practice times and locations, please be sure to email us first.
Our Fresh Meat members are welcome to observe any of our practices at any time. Freshies, check in with a Fresh Meat Shepherd at a Fresh Meat practice for more information.