Raw Meat Roller Skating April 6: Level Up!

Here’s a fascinating video on why humans play:
Short form: play seems to fulfill all sorts of higher order needs in the more cerebellum-enhanced animals. Also, it’s very fun! So, you should come out and play with Raw Meat Vancouver. We’ll teach you to roller skate and we’ll learn some fun, non-contact roller derby drills.

April 6, from 5-7 PM is our last session at Thunderbird Community Centre (2311 Cassiar St.) this spring. Since this is our last session before the advanced session testing, we’ll go over the test and make sure you all know what to expect. Not ready for the test? Not to worry! It’s all about roller skating basics, so it’s great practice, whether this is your first time on skates or your 589th.

Here’s the schedule for the next few weeks:

This week: April 6: 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St. This session is $7.

April 13: No session! It’s the TCRG Season Opener at Minoru Arena in Richmond. Get more info here: www.terminalcityrollergirls.com.

April 20: Meaty (Advanced) Session Testing, 10 AM -12 PM at Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster. If you would like to be tested, sign up here. You must sign up in advance to be tested! This session is $12.

April 27: The regular summer sessions begin at RCCC, 75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster. 10 AM – 12 PM, meaty sessions (skills testing required); 12:30 to 2:30, all-levels-welcome sessions.

Sessions continue at RCCC from 10-12 and 12:30-2:30 every Saturday all summer. In late August, we will move back to our usual 5-7 PM slot at Thunderbird Community Centre.
Sessions at RCCC will be $12 each, or $18 if you stay for both sessions.

What you’ll learn at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating:

We’ll cover the basics of roller skating for women who want to learn roller-derby style skating, including stops, falls, agility drills, skating form, roller skating in proximity with others, a few fun tricks, and some (non-contact) roller derby strategy drills.

All levels of roller skater, including beginners, are welcome. We’ll help beginners learn to skate, and give more advanced skaters some fun drills and games.

What to bring:

You must have roller skates, and all safety gear: kneepads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouth guard. Thunderbird Community Centre also requires everyone to use white or light-coloured, non-marking toe stoppers. If your kneepads are black, please cover them with white, non-marking hockey tape. Vertical strips of tape work best. RCCC does not have this requirement.

Sessions are drop-in. Just grab your gear and come join us!

The rules:

Raw Meat has two rules: 1. Be Safe, 2. Don’t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.