Thank you for your interest in FCRD! Whether you are a brand new skater and thought roller derby sounded fun, or a veteran skater from another league, we welcome you! We teach our skaters from the ground up – that means everything from the basics of skating to those big hits you’ve heard about is taught in our 14 week training period.

Bootcamp for our 2024 season starts in August! Fill out the skater interest form to stay updated.


Join us at one of our two recruitment nights to get a peek preview at what derby will be like! There will be an informational meeting giving you all the tools you need to start your derby journey and an open skate with the rest of our league and meet some new friends. Both recruitment nights will be held at Olahrama (previously B&D South Skate Center) 13903 E S Noland Ct, Independence, MO 64055.

May 22nd, 2023 from 7:00-9:30pm
July 26th, 2023 from 7:00-9:30pm

Get more insight into roller derby by reading about roller derby! Here are a few posts from our blog to get you started. There are tons of roller derby blogs and Facebook groups out there if you can’t get enough here!

You’re convinced you are serious about giving this “derby thing” a try.  So what should you focus on besides trying not to fall down? READ MORE…

Usual Supsects and Public Enemies of Fountain City Roller Derby
Photo by Zaftig Unicorn Photography

When coming to your first practice you will only need a few things in your toolkit. We have compiled a list of items found in many vets bags. READ MORE…

You’ve made the decision. You want to play roller derby! Here are a few things to consider in order to be ready for boot camp. READ MORE…

Fountain City Roller Derby Kansas City
Photo by KC Derby Digest


Spend as much time on skates as you can. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of skating rinks and outdoor skating spots around Kansas City. Please practice social distancing and wear proper safety gear while skating!

Get more familiar with roller derby by watching roller derby. Come to one of our games and check out our YouTube channel! YouTube is a great resource for roller derby skills and skate maintenance videos.


Bootcamp starts on August 6th, 2023 at Olahrama, located at 13903 E S Noland Ct, Independence, MO 64055.

We require skaters to attend 50% of bootcamp to be eligible to draft into a team as a rostered skater. This puts the time commitment around 1.5-2 hours per week. If you can’t make the 50% of practices, we do have non-rostered positions available on our teams! Our practice times vary, but you can get the schedule at one of our recruitment nights.