November 21: Baby, it’s fun inside

It's cold outside, but it's warm when you come skate with Raw Meat!
I really can’t skate – Baby it’s fun inside
It’s scary to start – Baby it’s fun inside
So busy I’ve been – Been hoping that you’d drop in
I haven’t come by – I’ll teach you well, you must give it a try

My mother will want to learn too – Beautiful, she’s welcome too!
Father will be reffing the floor – Officials can always use more
So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, come to skate in a hurry
Maybe I’ll just give it a tray – Put your skates on and soon you will fly

The neighbors might think – Baby, you’re a badass in here
Say, what’s that that stinks? – Our gear might need a rinse
I wish I knew how – You’ll fly like the wind
To skate so well – We’ll show you how, you’ll skate so swell

I ought to say no, no, no – But there’s no risk now you can rent
At least I’m gonna say that I tried – That spirit fills us with pride!
I really can’t skate – Baby just come on out
Ah, but it’s cold outside

Brrrrr! Yes, indeed, winter is fully upon us. There won’t be much of a chance to skate outside for another few months, but, now’s the time to come snuggle up in a nice cozy paceline, and keep warm with extra-vigorous jumps, falls, twists, turns, and all sorts of fun skating action. Join us this Saturday from 5 to 7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., and we promise you won’t be cold.

At Raw Meat, you’ll learn a variety of basic roller skating skills, including stops, falls, jumps, agility, pace lines, weaving, fancy footwork, and more. All of these skills will come in handy if you want to play roller derby one day, or if you just want to tackle the seawall in style.

To skate at Raw Meat, you’ll need: roller skates, helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads and a mouth guard. Skates must have white or light, non-marking toe stops, and black knee pads need to be covered with vertical strips of white tape or felt. Sessions are $7. We meet every Saturday from 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, so please, join us as much as you can.

See you Saturday!