February 14: 50 Shades of Roller Skating

This Feb. 14, fall in love with roller skating
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a little pain and a lot of excitement?

Join us. We promise to get your heart racing.

Yes, it’s a bit risky. You will fall. You will feel fear. You will be introduced to sensations you didn’t know you craved. Nothing, but nothing, will equal this rush.

Be prepared to push yourself to new heights. To challenge yourself in new ways. To experience new sensations. To stretch your body and mind in ways you didn’t think were possible.

You know you want to. You’ve always wanted to. What are you waiting for? Seize the day. Be a little selfish. Do it just for yourself.

This Valentine’s Day, come to Raw Meat, and fall in love with roller skating.

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, we’d love to see you! We’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. Carving, balancing, weaving, strategy, some weird things Snow Crash has invented…who knows what we’ll work on? We’ll also introduce basic roller derby strategy and drills. There’s always a range of skating skills in the group, so feel free to modify skills (easier or harder) as you need.

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.

When and where

We meet every Saturday from 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St. It’s just a couple of blocks from Rupert Skytrain Station. Sessions are drop-in. As long as you have all of your gear, you are welcome to come anytime. You are also welcome to observe part of a session, if you would like to. If you don’t yet have your skates, check out www.rollergirl.ca, a great local company. They’ll get you all set up. See you on the track!

Our rules

1. Be safe

2. Don’t be an ass-hat.