Weâ€™ve got a very special guest coach for you this week: Luludemon! Lulu is one of the most experienced and talented roller derby skaters and coaches youâ€™ll ever meet. Lulu has skated with the TCRG since 2006, and sheâ€™s been a member of house teams, the TCRG All-Stars, and Team Canada. She has coached at all skill levels, and thereâ€™s very little about roller skates she doesnâ€™t know (heck, some stuff she invented).
Lulu is joining us this week to present a very special session on speed skating and crossovers. No matter whether you are just lacing up your roller skates for the very first time, or you are a seasoned skater looking for more time with the very best of coaches, youâ€™ll get something out of this session.
Raw Meat Roller Skating sessions are always non-contact, and all roller skating skill levels are welcome. We teach roller-derby style roller skating, and youâ€™ll learn all the basic skills you need to tackle the seawall and the derby track.
Skaters must have helmets, mouth guards, wrist, elbow and knee pads, and roller skates. If you donâ€™t have gear but you want to try it, check out Rollergirl.ca. They can rent you the total package of gear you need to see if roller skating is for you.
Please note that you must have white or light toe stoppers, and must cover black knee pads with vertical strips of white tape. This is at the request of our venue, to make sure that we donâ€™t mark the floor.
Raw Meat meets every Saturday from 5 to 7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St. Sessions are $7, and are always drop-in. Just grab your gear, and come on by!
See you Saturday!
Photo courtesy of Bob Ayers.