August 23: So long, and thanks for all the fish!
So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!
Please join us for the last Raw Meat Roller Skating session of the year at Royal City Curling Club. Come on out and enjoy this beautiful skating surface one last time before itâ€™s covered in ice for the winter.
Even though we have to say goodbye to RCCC, Raw Meat continues through the fall and winter! There is no session on Aug. 30 or Sept. 6, but on Sept. 13, we start up again at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., Vancouver, from 5 PM to 7 PM every Saturday through the fall and winter. The fall is a great time to take up roller skating. By the time spring rolls around, you’ll be ready to hit the seawall in style. Please note: Thunderbird requires all skaters to have white or light-coloured toe stops, and cover knee pads with white or light tape, in order to protect the floors from black marks.
I hope to see you this Saturday, to end the summer in style. If not, see you on Sept. 13!
What youâ€™ll learn at Raw Meat Roller Skating:
Weâ€™ll teach you roller skate, roller-derby style. Expect a variety of skating skills including stops, falls, jumps, agility, skating close to others, pace lines, games and more. Weâ€™ll also teach you some basic derby strategy. All of our sessions are non-contact, so you can learn without fear (well, fear of hip checks, anywayâ€”wheels can still be scary!). Our drills teach you the WFTDA basic skills, so if you plan on trying out for a league, youâ€™ll be prepared.
Not interested in derby but you still want to learn to roller skate? Thatâ€™s cool, too! The skills youâ€™ll learn will help you skate defensively (and maybe a little offensively) around obstacles such as rocks, branches, random tourists and stray toddlers.
What to bring to Raw Meat Roller Skating:
Every skater must have roller skates, a helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, knee and elbow padsâ€”no exceptions. Youâ€™ll get sweaty, and youâ€™ll hit the floor, so please dress accordingly.
Sessions are $12. Please bring cash, and exact change is appreciated. There is an ATM at Royal City Curling Club.
Once we move to Thunderbird Community Centre on Sept 13, the price falls to just $7.
1. Be safe.
2. Donâ€™t be an Asshat.