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GoldenSkate detonates at Gallatin County Fairgrounds on Aug. 23


What do James Bond and roller derby have in common?

Come find out at GoldenSkate, a James Bond/espionage-themed roller derby bout on Saturday, Aug. 23, which pits the Gallatin Roller Girlz against the Hellgate Roller Girls from Missoula for the first time.

This family-friendly event features food vendors, a no-host bar by the Zebra Cocktail Lounge, music by DJ Bones, the National Anthem performed by Bells of the Bridgers, and halftime entertainment by Infusion Belly Dance. As always, there will be games and prizes including the “Best Seat in the House” raffle and a chance to win an Adirondack ski chair.

A portion of proceeds from GoldenSkate will benefit Reach, Inc., the Bozeman-based nonprofit serving adults with disabilities.

GoldenSkate takes place at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds’ Haynes Pavilion. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the bout begins at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available at tart in the Emerson Center, Cactus Records, and online at

The Gallatin Roller Girlz, a 501(c)(3) federal nonprofit, achieved Women’s Flat Track Derby Association apprenticeship designation this January and are currently working to achieve full WFTDA membership, allowing for ranking at the national and international level.


Interested in getting involved with the Gallatin Roller Girlz as a league skater or referee? Join the Girlz for an eight-week Fresh Meat (i.e. New Skater) Boot Camp. Enrollment takes place from Aug. 4-14. Learn how to skate, fall and safely maneuver on your skates at this non-contact camp.

Graduates of the Fresh Meat Camp are eligible to continue on to the eight-week Derby 101 camp where skaters learn contact skills and strategy. Skaters must attend the full 16-week combo and graduate successfully to be eligible to be a league contact skater.

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