When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 5 to 7 PM
Where: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St.
What: Two hours of roller skating skills and roller derby drills
Who: All levels of roller skater, full safety gear required
Why: Because itâ€™s awesome
How much: $7
Roses are Redâ€¦
Bruises are blue
Come learn to play derby,
And youâ€™ll get a few!
All right, thatâ€™s my nod to V-Day. This Saturday, let the warm fuzzies continue at Raw Meat! Itâ€™s the most fun you can have while (mostly) vertical! Learn to roller skate, and learn some fun, non-contact derby drills. All levels of skater are welcome at Raw Meat. If you are a beginner, weâ€™ll teach you how to get going safely. More importantly, weâ€™ll teach you how to stop! If you are an excellent skater, come play! Weâ€™ve got fun variations on drills, plus games!
What youâ€™ll learn at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating:
Weâ€™ll cover the basics of roller skating, including stops, falls, agility drills, skating form, roller skating in proximity with others, a few fun tricks, and some (non-contact) roller derby strategy drills.
All levels of roller skater, including beginners, are welcome. Weâ€™ll help beginners learn to skate, and give more advanced skaters some fun drills and games.
What to bring:
You must have roller skates, and all safety gear: knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouth guard. The venue also requires everyone to use white or light-coloured, non-marking toe stoppers. If your knee pads are black, please cover them with white, non-marking hockey tape. Vertical strips of tape work best. Sessions are $7, and take place every Saturday from 5-7 at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St.
Sessions are drop-in. Just grab your gear and come join us!
Raw Meat has two rules: 1. Be Safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.