Hey, everybody!

How are you celebrating the Easter long weekend?

  1. Going to Raw Meat Roller Skating at Royal City Curling Club at 10 AM on Saturday
  2. Eating chocolate, and going to Raw Meat Roller Skating at Royal City Curling Club at 10 AM on Saturday
  3. Eating chocolate, hunting Easter eggs, and going to Raw Meat Roller Skating at Royal City Curling Club at 10 AM on Saturday
  4. All of the above.

All of the above? What a fabulous answer.

That’s right! Just in case you missed it, Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating is back at RCCC for the summer staring on April 19. We’ll be at Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon until August 30. Sessions are $12, and are drop-in. Just you’re your gear, come on out, and get your skate on!

The sessions will start promptly at 10 AM. Please have your gear on and be ready to go right on the hour.

Skaters of all levels are welcome at these sessions. Throughout the summer, expect many fabulous guest coaches who will test your abilities, and teach you new tips and tricks for derby-style roller skating. If you are an advanced skater, we’ll make you sweat. If you are a beginner, we’ll show you how to start skating safely.

Please be aware: you do not have to tape your elbow and knee pads for RCCC. In fact, if you have old tape on your pads, remove it for RCCC. It’s a curling rink, after all—you can slide for miles.

The curling rink floor is very hard—you must wear your helmet and mouth guard at all times while on the floor.
As always, these sessions are non-contact, and the same Raw Meat rules apply:

  1. Be safe
  2. Don’t be an ass-hat

See you Saturday!

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Hello, Everybody!

Come join us on Saturday, April 12 from 5 to 7 PM for our last session at Thunderbird Community Centre (2311 Cassiar St.) until fall 2014. All levels of roller skater from beginner to expert are welcome. We’ll get you in seawall skating shape in no time.

Next week, April 19: new time, new venue!

Starting next week, April 19, we’ll be at Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue in New Westminster, from 10-12 AM every Saturday all summer. In fall, we’ll return to Thunderbird, date TBD.

Please note: in past years, we’ve run two sessions on Saturdays through the summer. This year, we’re just running one session, and everyone is welcome! All levels of skater from beginner to advanced are welcome, no testing is necessary.

Don’t worry—we’ll still kick your ass if you are an expert, and treat you gently if you are beginner. The space at RCCC is large enough to split into two groups, so everyone will be challenged, don’t you worry.

So, this Saturday, join us to say good bye to Thunderbird for the summer, and next Saturday, join us to kick off another fabulous summer of skating at RCCC!

What you’ll learn at Raw Meat Roller Skating

At Raw Meat, we teach roller skating, roller derby style. Whether you have ambitions to skate in the world cup of roller derby, or you just want to hold your own against the tourists on the seawall this summer, we can teach you the roller skating skills you need to know. Each session features a variety of roller skating skills and roller derby drills, including: stops, falls, agility, jumping, weaving, skating in pace line, skating in a pack, positional blocking, and more.

All Raw Meat sessions are non-contact, so you can get a taste of derby without the hits.

All levels of roller skater are welcome, from beginner to expert.

What to bring to Raw Meat Roller Skating

All skaters must have roller skates (quad skates), helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, elbow and knee pads, no exceptions. The venue requires all toe stops be white or light, and all black knee and elbow pads to be covered in white or light coloured tape. This is to prevent black marks on the floor.

Sessions are $7. Exact change is appreciated.

The Rules of Raw Meat Roller Skating

We only have two rules: 1. Be safe. 2. Don’t be an ass-hat.

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Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating April 5: Field Trip to TCRG Home Opener!

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Hey, Everybody! There is NO Raw Meat session this Saturday (April 5). Instead, come to Kerrisdale Arena for the season opener of the Terminal City Roller Girls. For tickets and more info, visit: http://www.terminalcityrollergirls.com/ On April 12, join us from 5-7 at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., for two hours of roller skating skills […]

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The weather this weekend could be sunny, it could be raining, but one thing is for sure: there will be Snow—Snow Crash that is. Expect shenanigans, as well as solid tips on roller skating skills and techniques. Join us on Saturday, March 29 from 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St, for the […]

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When: 5-7 PM, March 22, 2014 Where: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St. What: 2 hours of roller skating drills, thrills and spills Why: To get a jump on spring! How much: $7 Who: Any one who wants to learn to roller skate and have fun Huzzah! It’s spring! To celebrate, we’re going to jump […]

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Beware the Strides of March at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating!

Beware! Beware the Strides of March! If you want to develop power and speed as a roller skater, your stance and stride are crucially important. This session, we’ll look at drills that will help you develop the power, strength and agility you’ll need to decimate your 27-in-5 laps. By the end of the session, your […]

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Don’t call it a comeback She’s been here for years Rockin her peers and puttin suckas in fear Makin the tears rain down like a mon soon Listen to the bass go boom Explosion overpowerin Over the competition she’s towerin Wreckin shop when she drops that booty that’ll make you call the cops Don’t you […]

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One thing you need to know to be a better roller skater…

February 27, 2014
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And that’s the time and location of Raw Meat Roller Skating, of course! Join us every Saturday at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., from 5 to 7 PM for two hours of roller skating, roller derby skills, and general awesomeness. Skaters of all level are welcome. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a […]

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Get better every time you skate with this one weird tip…

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Get lower! That’s it. It’s pretty simple. The more you roller skate in a squat (as though you are peeing in the woods), the more stable you will be. Especially if you are a new skater, working on a low, deep stance will help your balance, and help you be more comfortable on skates. If […]

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Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating Feb. 15: Getting Snuggly!

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No matter what you are getting up to (or down to) on Valentine’s Day, the snuggles aren’t quite over yet! In roller derby, skating in close proximity to other is essential. The drills this week will focus on how to get up close and personal with other skaters in ways that are safe, sane, consensual, […]

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