Skate with Lava City

We welcome skaters of all shapes, sizes and abilities. Whether you're just learning to skate, haven't been on skates in years or are transferring from another league, we'd love to have you join the fun! Visit our Events page to learn about upcoming recruiting parties and new skater events. Want to ref or volunteer? Visit Get Involved for details.


New Skaters

Our new skater training program is open to women ages 18 and up. Currently, we are welcoming new skaters of all skill levels to attend our Wednesday practices at the Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave in Bend from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. A dedicated Fresh Meat coach covers basic roller derby skating skills like stance, stops, drops, turns and more. Skaters can either borrow gear from our gear box or provide their own gear. Gear includes:

  • Helmet
  • Wrist guards
  • Knee pads
  • Quad skates (sorry--no rollerblades)
  • Mouth guard (please bring your own!)

Our loaner gear selection is limited. Contact us to determine if we have your size--otherwise, we can help you purchase new (or used) gear of your very own!

Ready to get started? Or need more info? Contact our fresh meat coach at


Transfer Skaters

Moving to Bend? We can't wait to welcome you to our track! Whether you're coming fresh from your former league or are coming back to derby after a hiatus, we'll figure out the best way to get you prepped and ready to start scrimmaging with us. Get started by contacting our training committee at



Cinder Kittens Junior Derby

Cinder Kittens is our junior derby team for girls (and boys) ages 10-17. With the assistance of Lava City coaches, Cinder Kittens skaters learn not only skating skills and the game of roller derby, they also learn self-confidence, athleticism and teamwork. For more information or to find out how to get started, email