Fresh Meat Recruitment: Happening NOW!

January 3rd, 2011 | 4 comments

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., January 5 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 January. 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 April 2011.

Winter 2011 FRESH MEAT OPEN PRACTICES (all at the Charlottesville National Guard Armory):

January 5, 2010 – 7-9pm
January 12, 2010 – 7-9pm
January 19, 2010 – 7-9pm
January 26, 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.

4 Responses

  1. ? says:

    can you join CDD even if you can’t skate at all? as in, clinging-to-the-wall-as-you-go-around-the-rink kind of skater?

  2. derbydames says:

    YES! Believe us when we say we have all levels of skaters who attend our Fresh Meat practices. It’s ok if you haven’t been on skates for 20 years. So please come on out and check it out. We’d love to have you! Hope we see you tomorrow.

  3. Teresa Morgan says:

    Is it all In line skating. I skated years ago on regular roller skates is it ok to skate on regular skates?

    • ToastHer says:

      Teresa, our refs can use in-line skates but the rest of the team uses quad-wheel roller skates. Unfortunately, our Fresh Meat recruitment period has ended for the Winter but we will be opening up again in April to new skaters. We would love if you join us!

      In the meantime, if you’d like to skate in Cville, check out the Key Center (across from Lucky 7 on Market St.) on Saturdays from 1-3pm and Sundays from 1-6pm. They supply roller skates and it’s all free!

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