Join us August 20, from 5 to 7 at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar Street, for 2 hours of roller skating and roller derby drills.
Be forewarned: Youâ€™re going toâ€¦move it.
For those of you who are looking forward to trying out for the TCRG in September, now is the time to really, really work it. Not only do you need to master the basic skating skills, you also need to work on your fitness and stamina so you will be ready to handle the rigor of Fresh Meat training. So, when you limp home from this session, crawl into your Epsom salt bath, and beg for the misery to end, the appropriate words are, â€œThank you, Drop Bear!â€
Donâ€™t worry, youâ€™re welcome.
Also Drop Bear Says: Bring Comfy / running shoes. We are going to have some off-skates exercises to finish the lesson!
A Note to Beginners
Raw Meat is an inclusive place, and we try our best to present a number of levels and variations in our drills so everyone can grow at their own speed. Weâ€™ve got a lot of skaters who are trying out for a league this fall, and we are doing our best to help them prepare. However, if thatâ€™s not you, please be comfortable skating at your own pace, and do whatâ€™s feels right for your body. Toward the end of September, once all the stresses of try-outs are over, we promise some fun and games! Raw Meat will keep going all winter, and youâ€™ll have lots of time to grow your skills.
Who Can Come to a Raw Meat Lamb Session:
Anyone who isnâ€™t an Ass Hat and wants to skate with some great people.
Raw Meat Lamb Sessions have no skating skills requirements. As long as you have all the correct gear (Quad roller skates, Helmet, Knee Pads, Wrist guards, Elbow Guards and a Mouth Guard) you are welcome to attend and skate with us. It is also a requirement of our venue that we use white or light toe stoppers and cover your knee and elbow pads with white or light hockey tape to avoid marking the flooring. No gear, No tape, No skate.
Donâ€™t be afraid to attend these sessions if you are a complete beginner. We will teach you everything you need to know. On the same token, if you are an advanced skater, come on out! Weâ€™ll keep you hopping with our evil floor worms. Want to know more? Youâ€™ll just have to show up!.
We have two simple rules at Raw Meat: 1. Donâ€™t be an Ass-Hat. 2. Be Safe. There is zero-tolerance for breaking these rules.
We operate in a strictly non-contact environment â€“ no hitting, pushing or overly aggressive skating. But we will cover drills that involve safe touching of teammates and hip/arm whips. If youâ€™re not ok with touching people, derby may not be the sport for you, but you wonâ€™t have to worry about getting shoulder checked with us.
See you all Saturday!