January 10: New Year’s Resolution Skate

Resolve to learn to roller skate in 2015

By January 10, most people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions, and are back lounging on the couch, eating chips, drinking whiskey and watching bad TV. But not you, though! This year, January 10 is the day you kick it into high gear, and set yourself up for a year of success. Whether your goal for 2015 was to learn to skate, to skate more, to skate better, or just spend more time goofing around with awesome people, Raw Meat Roller Skating has you covered.

So, grab your gear, and join us from 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St. We are there every Saturday at the same time. Whether you are a total beginner or a Team Canada Roller Derby superstar, you are most welcome.

Please note: sadly, there are no gear rentals in town that I know of. If you are looking to get into roller skating, you will need your own roller skates, and safety equipment. Go to Rollergirl, on 11th at Main St., and they’ll get you geared up.

What are you waiting for? The sooner you start skating, the sooner your life will contain more awesome.

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. We’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.

Our rules

We just have two rules: 1. Be safe, 2. Don’t be an ass-hat.