Thursday, June 19th, 9pm — 10:30pm

Roller Derby Boot Camp

Learn skills from Tacoma's Dockyard Derby Dames

The Dockyard Derby Dames are providing opportunities to experience their sport first-hand through two Roller Derby Boot Camp Events.

“The league provides skates, gear, and instruction for people interested in experiencing a typical practice and learning some roller derby skills,” stated skater Jennifer “C. Jane Skate” Fetters.

The Boot Camps will take place Sunday, June 15th from 8-10pm and on Thursday, June 19th from 9-10:30pm.

Both events are at the Auburn Skate Connection, 1825 Howard Road. Rollergirls will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to women who would like to learn more about joining the league or anyone interested in training to be a referee.

The cost is $5.00. Participants skate according to their own skill level. Clothes that are comfortable for working out and a water bottle are recommended.

Want to be a true rollergirl? The Dockyard Derby Dames are holding tryouts on Sunday, June 22nd from 9:30-11:30am at Auburn Skate Connection. Skates and gear are made available, so there is no financial commitment to tryout. League skaters must be women ages 21+. Interested men and women ages 18+ are eligible to skate as referees and are encouraged to attend. “It’s a great way to get in shape, learn an amazing sport, and meet local women from all walks of life,” said skater Julie ‘Blonde Amazon’ Schubkegel.

Candidates should bring:
• Driver’s License/State Identification Card
• Comfortable clothes suitable for working out and a water bottle

Haven't seen the Dockyard Derby Dames in action yet? See the DyDD in action on Saturday, June 14th at 7pm. The event takes place at the Tacoma Soccer Center, 2610 Bay Street E, Tacoma. Doors open at 6pm. Arrive early to get “Crash Zone” seating at the edge of the rink. $10 Advance Tickets available at

The Dockyard Derby Dames are a not-for-profit league run by the skaters, for the skaters. The players range in age from 21 to 48 and include teachers, nurses, estheticians, engineers, moms, attorneys, and tattoo artists. More information and the full 2008 season schedule is available at or

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Contact Info
Melanie Robinson
Auburn Skate Connection
1825 Howard Rd.
activity, classes, roller derby, sports, women