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Skate The State License Plates

Save our Plate!

In February, Montana state legislature announced that they were revoking all specialty license plates that did not meet a 400-plate minimum. With 344 Skate the State plates in circulation at that time, we didn't make the cut. 

However, there is good news! After enough justified complaints from various organizations around the state who didn't receive a fair warning or accurate number on their own plate sales, the state has now given us an extension.  All organizations who did not meet this minimum in January will now be given until July 1st, 2020 to meet the 400 plate deadline. 

As of May 30th, we have 364 plates in circulation (meaning we've sold 20 additional plates)! That means we only have to sell 36 plates to keep our plate and our annual funds!

Funds collected from this program will be used to provide facilities and programs for the development of quality, affordable and disciplined competitive and recreational skating opportunities. Proceeds will help expand centrally located programming and facilities operated by Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association with benefits skaters throughout the state and region. That's an extra $12,000 a year if we sell 400 plates! 

See the Montana Motor Vehicle Division website for more information on how to get your Skate the State Plate!

Win $406!!!

You could win $406! How? Simple!

1. Take a photo of your current Skate the State plate.

2. Email your license plate photo along with the following information to Anna Lau at 
  • First and Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Heading "Skate the State Drawing"

3. If you have multiple Skate the State plates, that counts as multiple submissions - the more plates you and your family own, the higher the chance you could win a check for $406! 

4. We will pull not one, but TWO winners on August 1st, 2020. Need not be present or live in Bozeman to win!

For any questions about the drawing, contact Anna Lau (907) 952-2282 or

Plate FAQ

What if my registration isn't up for renewal before the pull date?
Don't fret! You can still get yourself an awesome Skate the State plate, even if your current registration hasn't expired. Simply walk into the Gallatin Valley Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) with a picture of your current license plate, pay the $50 "new plate fee," and cost for a new plate.
What happens if we don't reach 400 Plates by July 1st?
 The MVD will revoke all specialty plates that do not meet the 400 plates in circulation threshold. If we fail to meet that goal, we will have to wait four years before applying again.
Can I purchase a plate and enter the drawing if I do not live in Bozeman?
How much money do these plates raise and where do the funds go? Funds collected from the sales of this license plate will be used to enhance and expand rink programming and facilities, centrally located in Bozeman, MT, benefiting ice users throughout the state and region. If we reach our 400 plate minimum, that's an extra $12,000 toward improving our rinks.