What better way to welcome the second-longest day of the year than to get up early and roller skate for two hours? Seriously, could there be anything better? Since youâ€™ll have a very long day after our session to get out there skate the seawall, weâ€™re going to focus on the basic roller skating skills youâ€™ll need to dodge tourists, toddles and twigs while out around Stanley Park (and on the derby track, too!). Think stops, falls, agility, and basic blocking and deking skills.
No matter whether you are lacing up your skates for very first time, or an experienced derby warrior just looking for more time on wheels, you are most welcome at Raw Meat.
See you Saturday!
About Raw Meat Roller Skating
Raw Meat Roller Skating teaches women how to roller skate, with an emphasis on the basic skills needed to play roller derby. In addition to roller skating skills such as stops, falls, agility, jumping, skating with others and more, we also look at basic roller derby strategy and positioning. Our drills are always non-contact (but you should be comfortable getting close to others), so you can learn the essentials without fear.
Not interested in derby but you still want to learn to roller skate? Thatâ€™s cool, too! The skills youâ€™ll learn will help you skate defensively (and maybe a little offensively) around obstacles such as rocks, branches, random tourists and stray toddlers.
What to bring to Raw Meat Roller Skating:
Every skater must have roller skates, a helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, knee and elbow padsâ€”no exceptions. Youâ€™ll get sweaty, and youâ€™ll hit the floor, so please dress accordingly.
Sessions are $12. Please bring cash, and exact change is appreciated. There is an ATM at Royal City Curling Club.
Weâ€™ll be at Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue in New Westminster, every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon all summer long, until August 22, EXCEPT for July 11. There is no session on July 11. On July 18, we’ll have a very special skating session: it’s our 5-year anniversary!
Starting in September, weâ€™ll move back to Thunderbird Community Centre.
1. Be safe.
2. Donâ€™t be an Asshat.