Kimberley’s roller derby team recruiting

The Bavarian Barbarians have launched their fresh meat recruiting drive

Kimberley's Bavarian Barbarians are looking for fresh meat.

Kimberley's Bavarian Barbarians are looking for fresh meat.

It’s January, the time of year when we stare our New Year’s resolution in the face. One of the most common resolutions is to be more fit in the coming year. While that is one of the more popular resolutions, it is also one of the more difficult to hold yourself to.

But if you could find a way to keep fit while making new friends, competing in a fun league and travelling a bit around the Kootenays, would that change your mind?

That’s what Kimberley’s roller derby team the Bavarian Barbarians are offering.

It’s time for their annual Fresh Meat recruiting drive.

With the 2014 season  about to start, the Bavarian Barbarians are looking for derby girls, refs, non-skating officials, and volunteers.

If you are interested in any of the above, there is an information night scheduled for this Thursday, January 9 at Resker Hall in Marysville from 7 to 9 p.m.. Drop by and meet the team, learn about derby and try some skates.

The Barbarians are also offering a series of skills sessions/training camps through the next few weeks. On Thursday evenings, January 16 through February 13, you can learn some of the basic skills required to join a team or referee roller derby matches.

The first two practices are free, the rest only $5 each. Full gear will be provided. The sessions run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Come out and discover the world of roller derby and skate your way to fitness and fun.