This Saturday, weâ€™ve got a special treat at Raw Meat. Our special guest coach will be Andi Struction. Sheâ€™s an amazing roller skater and an all-around delightful human. Expect to work on skating backwards, transitions, skating form, plus a few delightful surprises.
Andi Struction has been skating since she was a little girl, sheâ€™s veteran derby player, and she has the best post-helmet hair in the derbyverse. Come ready to take notes.
What to expect at Raw Meat Roller Skating
We teach roller-derby style roller skating in a fun, non-contact, non-competitive atmosphere. Whether you just want to learn to skate, or you are a top derby player looking for a little more time on skates, weâ€™d love to see you!
Weâ€™ll cover roller skating basics like falling safely, how to stop, how to skate with agility, how to get faster, how to jump, and lots more. Carving, balancing, weaving, strategy, some weird things Snow Crash has inventedâ€¦who knows what weâ€™ll work on? Weâ€™ll also introduce basic roller derby strategy and drills. Thereâ€™s always a range of skating skills in the group, so feel free to modify skills (easier or harder) as you need.
What to bring to Raw Meat Roller Skating
All skaters must have roller skates (not roller blades!), helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, elbow and knee pads. You must have white or light coloured toe stops, in order to avoid marking the floor. Also, please cover black knee pads with vertical strips of white tape, or securely cover them with socks or felt. Whatever you cover them with, make sure you can still slide on them.
Sessions are $7, and exact change is appreciated.
When and where
We meet every Saturday from 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St. Itâ€™s just a couple of blocks from Rupert Skytrain Station. Sessions are drop-in. As long as you have all of your gear, you are welcome to come anytime. You are also welcome to observe part of a session, if you would like to. If you donâ€™t yet have your skates, check outwww.rollergirl.ca, a great local company. Theyâ€™ll get you all set up. See you on the track!
1. Be safe
2. Donâ€™t be an ass-hat.