January 24: Ode to a Roller Skater

On January 24, come learn to skate with Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating!
Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous skatie,
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na grab the wall sae firmly,
Wi’ terror so surely!
I wad be glad to learn and teach thee,
The rollering derby!

I doubt na, whiles, but thou may bail;
What then? poor skater, thou’ll nae fail!
A fall or two, even three,
‘S a sma’ occurance;
You’ll learn a ta fall and rise again,
An’ skate with great assurance!

This Saturday, don your kilt, strap on your sporran, and come celebrate Robbie Burn’s Day (Eve) at Raw Meat Roller Skating. That’s right, we’ll be running all your favourite roller skating drills, thrills and spill, but this time—we’ll use a bad Scottish accent. Just be sure to save the wee dram for after the session.

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. There’s always a range of skating skills in the group, so feel free to modify skills (easier or hard) as you need. We’ll also introduce basic roller derby strategy and drills, so you’ll have a solid foundation of the basics if you decide to join a league one day.

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.