Flathead Valley Roller Derby (FVRD) are part of the fastest growing sport in the nation. The league was formed in December 2009 and is committed to making every season better than the last.
The women of FVRD are committed to bringing modern day flat track roller derby to the people in our community. We strive to ensure a safe, professional, and, above all, fun environment for women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and skill level to participate in the sport of roller derby.
FVRD runs on an all volunteer basis and operates as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. We take pride in giving back to the community by participating in local charity events.
ROLLER DERBY FAQ
IS ROLLER DERBY FAKE LIKE WRESTLING?
This ain't your mama's roller derby! Modern day roller derby is a real sport! However, like wrestling, the fun, competitive, and aggressive nature of the sport lends itself well to rink side theatrics and drama that has nothing to do with the sport. This just adds to the fun and spectacle that is roller derby!
DOES SIZE MATTER?
No! One of the greatest things about roller derby is that whatever size or shape you are you are at an advantage.
WHAT IF I AM LITTLE? DO YOU HAVE TO BE BIG AND BURLY TO PLAY?
No way! Generally, the smaller girls are faster and are usually placed in the Jammer position as team scorers. They are squirrelly, quick, and easy to whip around the rink. Also, smaller girls generally fall down less since they have a lower center of gravity.
WHAT IF I AM LARGE? DO YOU HAVE TO BE LEAN AND ATHLETIC TO PLAY?
Nope. A lot of us haven't been on skates for years. Some of us had never skated before EVER! We will all start out at different skill levels, but at our practices we teach everyone the skills to skate derby style. Don't worry. Just wear your protective gear and take it slow at first. Don't be too scared by the term "try outs." Being a derby player is a lot more than just being a good skater; although we will primarily be looking for basic skating skills, we also look at your potential as a valuable member of the team. Have no fear! FVRD doesn't let their skaters do contact drills until they have passed safety assessments.
DO I NEED TO HAVE TATTOOS?
Contrary to popular belief, tattoos are not required. However, if you are looking to get a tattoo, there are a few girls in the league that can hook you up with a great tattoo artist!