Itâ€™s simple really: spend more time on skates!
Whatâ€™s that you say? Itâ€™s too dark and wet to roller skate outside? Thereâ€™s a simple solution to that one, too. Get your skates on, and come on out to Raw Meat Roller Skating this Saturday (and every Saturday, 5-7 PM at 2311 Cassiar St.)! Weâ€™ll go over skating basics (and not-so-basics), play games, and give you the skills needed to take on the roller derby track or even the seawall*.
*Arguably more dangerous. Have you seen the tourists and tiny dogs on the Seawall lately? Jammer skills and a strong defense come in handy!
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, weâ€™d love to see you! Weâ€™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. Weâ€™ll also introduce basic roller derby strategy and drills.
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.
We just have two rules: 1. Be safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an ass-hat.