Raw Meat Roller Skating

A place for women to learn roller-derby-style skating in a fun, non-contact atmosphere.

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  • Love roller skating? We do too! Come join us at Raw Meat Vancouver!

    Feb. 8: First love

    You know the feeling. Your mouth goes dry with anticipation, you feel a flutter in your chest, your stomach does flip flops. You’re scared, but drawn to it like a moth to a flame. You’re in love. Sappy, squishy, nonsensical love. It frightens you, it excites you, and some days, it hurts. But somehow, it […]

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  • Jan. 30: Learn to roller skate

    Come one, come all and roller skate with Raw Meat this Saturday. Whether you are putting on roller skates for the very first time, or you are an experienced roller derby veteran just looking for more time on skates, everyone is welcome. At Raw Meat, you’ll learn the basics of roller skating and roller derby, […]

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  • On January 23, come learn to skate with Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating!

    January 23: Ode to a Roller Skater (with special guest, Luludemon!)

    Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous skatie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na grab the wall sae firmly, Wi’ terror so surely! I wad be glad to learn and teach thee, The rollering derby! I doubt na, whiles, but thou may bail; What then? poor skater, thou’ll nae fail! A fall or two, […]

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  • Roller skating is fun!

    Jan. 16: Choose your own adventure through roller-skating

    When I started learning to roller skate, it took me weeks to stop clinging to the walls. I was terrified of these strange, slippery things I had strapped to my feet. Several times, small children stopped to ask me why I was so bad. They had never seen an adult look so ridiculous before. I […]

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  • Happy 2016, Raw Meaties! This is the year to learn to roller skate!

    January 9: Learn to roller skate in 2016 with Raw Meat!

    Welcome to 2016, Raw Meaties! Did you resolve to learn to roller skate in 2016? To meet cool people? To get more exercise? To have more fun? Well then, you have come to the right place. At Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating, you’ll learn to roller skate, learn roller derby basics, meet great people, and […]

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  • Happy Holidays from Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating!

    Dec. 19: Holiday Hootenanny!

    It’s the last Raw Meat Roller Skating session of 2015! This Saturday, we’re going to skate, party, and celebrate a great year. Come in your finest (skate-safe) finery, and get ready to jingle your bells and jolly your holly. Whether this is your first time on roller skates, or you are an all-star just wanting […]

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  • Come to 2015's pentultimate Raw Meat Roller Skating session on Dec. 12!

    Dec. 12: The 12 Days of (Derby) Christmas

    On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 12 skaters skating 11 blockers blocking 10 fans a clapping 9 shiny bearings 8 wheels a spinning 7 jammers jamming 6 whistles blowing 5 local beers 4 gaterades 3 fresh socks 2 elbow pads and a promise to be a referee Well, everyone, […]

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  • Our coach this week is Luludemon! (Amazing, right?)

    December 5: Learn from Lulu(Speed)Demon!

    We’ve got a very special guest coach for you this week: Luludemon! Lulu is one of the most experienced and talented roller derby skaters and coaches you’ll ever meet. Lulu has skated with the TCRG since 2006, and she’s been a member of house teams, the TCRG All-Stars, and Team Canada. She has coached at […]

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  • Tike Timebomb is our special guest coach! Photo courtesy of Bob Ayers.

    Nov. 28: 3, 2, 1…Tiki Time!

    That’s right! Fresh from Hawaii, bringing sunshine and kick-ass drills, this week our special guest coach is Tiki Timebomb! This Faster Pussycat is a phenomenal skater, a fabulous coach, and can rock a neon onesie like no one else. If you don’t learn anything else this session, you’ll learn a whole new appreciation for roller […]

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