Contributed by Jaida Gough, Boom Town Derby Dames
Fresh Meat Practice
Wednesdays 6PM-8PM, Sundays 4:30PM-6:30PM
Boom Town Derby Dames
Mat-Su Borough Gym, Palmer
First Home Game
11/26/2016 – 7PM
Boom Town Derby Dames
Menard Sports Center, Wasilla
It is that time of year again: Roller derby in the Valley has started, and the Boom Town Derby Dames are welcoming the next group of new skaters to the team. Boom Town’s Fresh Meat program will teach skaters everything they need to know about roller skating, including stopping, falling safely, getting up quickly, multiple agility skills and of course, hitting! Practice for fresh meat happens twice a week at the borough gym in Palmer, Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and Sunday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. At the end of the 14-week program, skaters are assessed on everything they learned and if they pass, they move onto rookie status and further advance their skills.
Boom Town welcomes all skill levels, and has a dedicated group of trainers working towards the success of all team members. Some of the veteran skaters on the team started with Boom Town having never roller-skated before. Along with hard work and time, a new skater can expect to pay around $150 or more, for all new gear, depending on the package you choose. All skaters will need a mouth guard, helmet, kneepads, elbow pads, wrist guards and of course, roller-skates. Some of these items will be available to use through Boom Town until the skater is able to secure their own gear.
If being on skates doesn’t appeal to you, Boom Town has several non-skating opportunities to become part of a growing team of people focused on hard work, community involvement and fun! If you’re interested in joining our team please contact Boom Town via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.
If you want to see what roller derby is all about, November 26 will be our first home game, featuring all eligible skaters. The game will take place at the Curtis Menard Center in Wasilla. Doors open at 6:00 pm, wheels roll at 7:00! Tickets available at the door, or online through Brown Paper Tickets. Look us up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boomtownderby or Instagram@boomtownderbydames for the latest information on game dates, or where we will be in the community!