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Fresh Meat Recruitment opens October 6, 2010

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–September 15, 2010

The Charlottesville Derby Dames need YOU! We are looking for all levels of skaters and non-skaters to join our team.

Women AND Men over the age of 19 are invited to attend our next open Fresh Meat practice from 7-9pm on Wed., October 6 at the Charlottesville National Guard Armory . Fresh Meat practices are a no contact/no hitting skating practice for our newest members.

Can’t skate? That’s ok: veteran Dames and our Fresh Meat coach will be on site to teach you. We’ll even provide all of the equipment you need to practice with us. And your first Fresh Meat practice is FREE! Subsequent practices are $5 each.

DO YOU ALREADY INLINE SKATE? If so, bring your skates and talk to our referees about joining the Dames as a ref. Reffing is open to both men and women; guys, this is a great way to get involved in roller derby!

Act fast because our next Fresh Meat cycle is open only through the month of October. Attend any (or all) of the following practices to qualify as Fresh Meat with the Dames. Once this cycle closes, you will not have another opportunity to join the Dames until January 2011.

FALL 2010 FRESH MEAT OPEN PRACTICES (all at the Charlottesville National Guard Armory):

October 6, 2010 – 7-9pm
October 13, 2010 – 7-9pm
October 20, 2010 – 7-9pm
October 27, 2010 – 7-9pm

Come dressed to work out (bring a water bottle or sports drink because you’re going to sweat!). Most of all, though, come ready to have fun!

Have questions about Fresh Meat recruitment/practices? Send us an email at or leave a comment below.

Fresh Meat Recruitment Closes at the End of July!

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–June 5, 2010

Have you always wanted to skate derby? We would love to have you! But, for the safety of our new trainees (aka Fresh Meat), we need to do a bit of population control. We’ve realized that we can do better training and have more fun if we bring in new skaters as a group, and help them build the skills they need together. For that reason, we will be accepting new skaters at Fresh Meat practice until the end of July, and then closing recruitment for a couple months.

What does this mean? If you’re desperate to be a Dame, show up at Fresh Meat practice at the Charlottesville Armory at 7pm on either Wednesday July 21st or 28th. If you can’t make it then, you’ll have another shot to come out and join us in a few months. Just keep watching this site for updates. And… if you’re just dying to get on skates, remember that you can skate at Carver Rec center or at the rink in Staunton in the meantime. Questions? Get in touch!