Balsam Mountain Roller Girls

Haywood county's first womens flat track roller derby team located in Waynesville, Western North Carolina

Adopt-A-Skater Program

We have so many kids and adults who tell us they want to play roller derby but can not afford it. It can be an expensive sport for some.


Here is the cost breakdown:

-Smoky Mountain Sk8way provides skates and gear for beginners. The skaters must buy their own skates and gear within 2 months of joining the team which runs $150+ for small juniors skate/gear package and $220+ for adults skate/gear package.
-Team dues are $40 a month which comes with a free monthly skate pass for skating at the rink during public sessions.

We believe that every person who wants to join a team, become an athlete and play roller derby should have that opportunity. That is why we have come up with the Adopt-A-Skater Program. You can sponsor a skater buy either buying their skates and gear, sponsor a skater by paying their monthly dues or both.

This program allows businesses or private individuals to contribute directly to a derby skater’s career. With any donation we will give you a signed picture of the skater you have adopted, your name will be announced along with the other Adopt-A-Skater participants at our home bouts and your name will be added to the “Adopt-A-Skater” Page of our home bout programs and on our Adopt-A-Skater website page. If you would like to remain anonymous please indicate that on the form.

Donations can be made directly to Paypal @ Please note the skaters name or the Adopt-A-Skater program in the note section. Or, you can give it directly to your sponsored skater .

 Adopt-A-Skater Program