Pump up the jam, pump it up
While your skates are stompin’
And the jam is pumpin’
Look ahead the crowd is jumpin’
Pump it up a little more
Get the skatinâ€™ going on the dance floor
See ‘cos that’s where the party’s at
And you’ll find out if you’re too bad
I don’t want a place to stay
Get your body on the floor tonight, make my day
Come join us at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating this Saturday, and letâ€™s pump up the jam! The jammer skills, that is. Weâ€™ll take a look at agility, manoeuvrability, and how to get through a big pack of people. (Pro tip: donâ€™t look at obstacles. Look at the empty spaces.)
Never been on skates? Donâ€™t know the jammer line from raspberry jam? Thatâ€™s ok! All of our drills can be scaled to your level of skating ability, from first timers to all-stars. Weâ€™ll show you stops, falls, agility, skating with others, jumps, and all the other basics you need to join a roller derby league, or just skate the seawall with confidence.
What to bring to Raw Meat Roller Skating:
You must have roller skates, and all safety gear: knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouth guard. The venue also requires everyone to use white or light-coloured, non-marking toe stoppers. If your knee pads are black, please cover them with white, non-marking hockey tape. Vertical strips of tape work best. Sessions are $7, and take place every Saturday from 5-7 at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St.
Sessions are drop-in. Just grab your gear and come join us!
Raw Meat has two rules: 1. Be Safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.