Raw Meat May 11: Roller skating is very serious

Raw Meat roller skaters, demonstrating their seriousness.
If you want to learn the fine and noble art of roller skating, you must approach the track with reverence, discipline, and a sober mien. At Raw Meat Roller Skating, we take a calm, measured approach to teaching you roller skating and roller derby. We emphasize respect, caution, and hard work. Under no circumstances do we tolerate hijinks, shenanigans, hooligans, hootenannies, shindigs, or game-playing of any kind.

Or, we could be lying, and coming to Raw Meat to learn to skate is the most fun you’ll ever have, on or off eight wheels. I guess you’ll just have to visit us on Saturday and find out!

What you’ll learn at Raw Meat

We teach roller-derby style roller skating. You’ll learn the non-contact portion of the WFTDA basic skills (the skills you’ll need to know if you want to try out for a league in the fall), such as stops, falls, agility, weaving, jumping, track awareness, skating with others, and more. We also introduce the basics of roller derby strategy. However, our sessions are always non-contact.

Not interested in derby? Not a problem. All the skills we teach are highly applicable to roller skating the seawall. Ever try to weave through a bunch of tourists? It’s exactly like a jammer trying to get out of the pack.

Raw Meat sessions are open to every level of skater. If this is your first time on skates, we’ll help you get going safely. If you are an experienced skater just looking for time on wheels, we’d love to see you.

What to bring

We require all skaters to have roller skates, helmets, mouth guards, wrist guards, and elbow and knee pads.

You’ll want to wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that allows free movement of your legs.

About our sessions

All summer, we’ll be at Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster, on Saturdays from 10 AM to noon. In the fall, we’ll change time and venue. Our sessions are $12, and are always drop-in. Just come on by!
See you Saturday!