Raw Meat Lamb Session – Two shakes of your tails

Welcome to our first regular Raw Meat Lamb (Our term for a new skater) focused session! All levels of skater are welcome, but we will focus on our Lambs in these sessions for the remainder of the summer.
The May 14th edition of Raw Meat will be from 5-7pm at the Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver, BC.
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 environment. Turning you into a bad ass is our specialty. If you are already a bad ass, guess you found the right place then.

During our session we will cover all the basics – stopping, falling, crossovers and stance. We will also work through drills such as pacing lines, weaving, agility and jumping. We also throw in a healthy dose of fitness and like to play some pretty awesome games – Derby Dodge ball anyone? Raw Meat Lamb sessions will run for two hours (5 -7pm) with a special 3 hour edition (5 – 8pm) at the end of each month. Tonight’s sessions will be $5. 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. Please 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, don’t be afraid to come 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 team mates 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 a 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 (info@rawmeatvancouver.com) or come to one of our night sessions and talk to us about your skating level. The details for the event are in our previous post: http://www.rawmeatvancouver.com/raw-meat-meaty-session-on-our-best-behaviour

See You All Saturday!