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Looking for a place to roller skate in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland? Check out these Raw Meat picks. Do you have a great place for roller skating that we don’t have listed? Drop us a line, and let us know!

Carpe Diem, Derby Dreamers!

Do you dream of playing roller derby one day? Yes? Well, then what are you waiting for? Come learn to roller skate, roller-derby style, at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating. Join us this Saturday, and every Saturday all summer, from 10 am to noon at Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue in New […]

Warning: roller-skating can cause a decrease in adult worries, and an increase in childlike wonder.

Experts warn against adults learning to roller skate

For Immediate Release: Vancouver, BC, April 1, 2016 – The founders of Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating have revealed that over the five and half years of roller skating instruction, the group was secretly conducting a long-term study on the behavioral effects of roller-skating on adults. Today, the shocking results are in: roller-skating causes an […]

March 12: Spring Forward (on your roller skates!)

This weekend, celebrate setting your clocks forward an hou….zzzzzZZZZzzzz….What? Huh? I’m awake! Anyway, as I was saying, the return of daylight savings time means that—current storms not withstanding—summer is almost here! With summer comes long, lazy evenings, perfect for roller skating Vancouver’s seawall. So, get yourself to Raw Meat Roller Skating this weekend, to learn […]

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 […]

Raw Meat Roller Skating May 23: Solar Salute

This has nothing to do with roller skating, but it’s really cool: a non-profit organization, headed by Bill Nye (the Science Guy!) launched a solar sail today. It’s just so neat! In honour of the solar sail, this week at Raw Meat, we’re going to look at techniques for roller skating safely when you are […]

Places to Skate: Twin Rinks in Chilliwack

Ed’s Note: Welcome to our special guest blogger, RayRay, from Memoirs of a Derby Lamb! Twin Rinks is at 5725 Tyson Road, Chilliwack. View Larger Map Getting there: If you’re coming from Vancouver and traffic is running smoothly it will take you about 1 hour and 15 minutes or so to get to Twin Rinks […]

Where to Skate: Metro Vancouver Parks

Now that the sun has finally made an appearance, it’s time to skate outside! Yay! But where? Fortunately, Vancouver and area is full of nice chunks of asphalt perfect for roller skating. They might be miss-named as basketball courts, ball hockey rinks or lacrosse boxes, but we know what they are really for, don’t we? […]

Where to Skate: Central City Arena

Updated Sept. 29, 2011: New time information for fall 2011 Central City Arena is at 10240 City Parkway (135th st), Surrey, B.C. View Larger Map Getting there: Central City Arena is right across the street from Surrey Central Skytrain station. If you drive, Central City has a small parking lot right out front. Times: Central […]