December 6: Ode to the Roller Derby World Cup
Dashing round the curve
In the last jam of the night.
O’er the track they go
Awesome all the way.
Stars on jammers shine
Making many points
What fun it is to skate and win
The derby cup tonight!
Derby smells, derby smells,
Derby all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to skate
In a world-cup derby bout!
Good luck to Team Canada in the Blood and Thunder Roller Derby World Cup this weekend! You can watch the games live online here: rollerderbyworldcup.com/live/
But, Saturday night, take a break from viewing, and come on out to Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Derby to practice your own skating skills. Who knows? In a couple of years, it could be you skating at the world cup.
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. Weâ€™ll also introduce basic roller derby strategy and drills.
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.
We just have two rules: 1. Be safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an ass-hat.