March 19: Spring has sprung!
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where all the skaters is?
Come on, everybody! Time to grab your skates, lace up, and work on your skills before the seawall season kicks into high gear. Join us this Saturday, March 19, from 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., for some fun roller skating and roller derby thrills, drills and spills. By the time weâ€™re finished with you, the seawall and its rouge tourists will hold no terrors.
Youâ€™ll learn stops, falls, jumps, transitions, weaving, agility, and more. Itâ€™s everything you need to conquer the seawallâ€”or the derby track.
If you are thinking of trying out for a roller derby league in the fall, now is the perfect time to work on your skating skills. Skate with us and youâ€™ll gain the skills and confidence you need to rock tryouts.
Havenâ€™t been on skates in a while? First time on skates? Experienced skater needing some relaxed fun on wheels? No matter your level, you are welcome to come skate with us!
All skaters must bring roller skates, helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, elbow and knee pads. Unfortunately, we donâ€™t have any gear for rent. If you are looking for a great place to get roller skates and derby gear in town, try www.rollergirl.ca. Rollergirl also rents gear, so you can give skating a try without commitment.
Thunderbird also requires that all skaters have white or light toe stoppers, and put strips of white tape (vertically, not horizontally) on your knee pads, or cover them with felt or socks. This is to help avoid marking the floor.
Sessions are $7. Exact change is appreciated.
Important announcement! Upcoming schedule change
Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating will continue to be at Thunderbird Community Centre from 5-7 PM on Saturdays until April 9. Starting on April 16, we move to Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue in New Westminster from 10 AM to noon. Weâ€™ll be there all summer, until August 27. Sessions at RCCC will be $12.
Raw Meat sessions are always non-contact. We have only two rules: 1. Be safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an ass-hat.
See you Saturday!