Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating

Raw Meat Lamb Session: Sock it to me Lambs, uh-huh uh-huh

This weeks session runs from 5-8pm, Saturday 28th May at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver, BC.
All the Lambs looked so fabulous last week! And this week were going to back it up with even more excitement! We will continue to work on skating fundamentals (derby stance, falls, stops) and get you all frolicking in a pace line or two!

But we have an extra special treat, seeing this is our end of month 3 hour session we need some entertainment. Welcome sock derby! That’s right were going to get off our skates and practice some …derby in our socks! If you haven’t seen the video and wondering what the hell I’m yabbering about check this out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa89uwthtkw

So bring some black socks (running around on the floor is going to make your lovely coloured / striped ones gross) and get ready to practice some strategy and skills off skates. Please also bring a black and white shirt so we can divide into teams.

Raw Meat Homework!

What you thought you only had to do it for one week? Pffft. Get lower!!

Your skates: Wear them as often as possible. Around the house or outside skating if weather permits. Folding your laundry on your skates counts, just remember to be safe and wear your gear. Nobody wants to have to explain to the nurse the reason you think you have a concussion is because your skate wheels got stuck on underpants and you hit your head on the wardrobe.

Fitness! Shut up and do it. Especially those squats! Your ass will thank you and so will everyone who looks at it. Here’s my daily conditioning to try out. Some is better than none and everything will help! http://www.rawmeatvancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Raw-Meat-Daily-Conditioning-single.pdf

If you are new to working out, make sure you go at your own pace, and do only what you can. Push yourself but don’t bust a valve ok?

The Basics:

At our Lamb sessions, all levels of skater are welcome, but we will focus beginner skaters (Lambs) through the summer. If you are a more advanced skater, don’t worry, we’ll have lots of challenges for you, too.

This is the lesson to come to if you want to practice your basic skills. We will teach you all the fundamentals to skate safe and build your skill level in a fun, no-pressure, non-contact environment. Turning you into a bad ass is our specialty. If you are already a bad ass, you have found the right place. We like bad asses, but we don’t allow ass hats. It’s an important distinction.

Raw Meat Lamb sessions run for two hours (5 -7pm) every Saturday, with a special three hour edition (5 – 8pm) at the end of each month.

This session will be $7 as it goes for 3 hours. Fees are subject to change and are attendance dependent.

Who Can Come to a Raw Meat Lamb Session:

Anyone who isn’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 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.

Don’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! We’ll keep you hopping with our evil floor worms. Want to know more? You’ll just have to show up!.

The Rules:

We have two simple rules at Raw Meat: 1. Don’t be an Ass-Hat. 2. Be Safe. There is zero-tolerance for breaking these rules.

We operate in a strictly non-contact environment – no hitting, pushing or overly aggressive skating. But we will cover drills that involve safe touching of teammates and hip/arm whips. If you’re not ok with touching people, derby may not be the sport for you, but you won’t have to worry about getting shoulder checked with us.

We also run an advanced session on Saturday mornings. To attend these you must pass some basic skills testing. If you would like to attend one of these sessions and you are not a currently certified TCRG league skater please contact us or come to one of our night sessions and talk to us about your skating level.

See You All Saturday!

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