By Explorebigsky.com Contributor

Are you a fan of quad skates and war paint? Growing up, were you a roller queen, a rollerblading fanatic or an adrenaline junkie? Did you come see the Gallatin Roller Girlz bout it out at the fairgrounds this summer and think, “I could do that!” Then roller derby might be the next best sport for you.

The Gallatin Roller Girlz are hosting a “Fresh Meat and Greet” evening at Wild Joe’s Coffeehouse in Bozeman on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. League skaters will be on hand to answer questions and explain how to get involved. A downtown pub skate will follow the event.

The team is currently searching for women and men 18 and older interested in skating and non-skating positions. Through the “Fresh Meat” (i.e. new skater) program, Gallatin Roller Girlz will train women to skate – no prior experience is necessary. The team has several sets of ‘try before you buy’ gear for potential members to use before investing in equipment. Men can skate with the league as referees.

More information on the Fresh Meat and Greet, and on roller derby in the Gallatin Valley, visit grgderby.com or find GallatinRollerGirlz on Facebook.