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This week, in response to popular demand, we are going to focus on roller skating form, crossovers, and a little speed skating 101. If you canâ€™t do crossovers yet, this will give you some tools to get closer. If you are already a speed demon, you can always get lower, and faster. Be forwarned! This session is going to burn. Mmmmmâ€¦nothing like the smell of searing meat in the morning!
What is Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating?
Raw Meat Vancouver is a roller skating/non-contact roller derby drills group for women who want to learn to roller skate, learn roller derby skills, and have fun. We learn stops, falls, proximity skating, hip/arm whips, roller derby strategy, pace lines, agility, fitness, and more. Raw Meat Vancouver is an independent group, and is not affiliated with any roller derby league.
When and Where:
Raw Meat runs from 5-7pm every Saturday, with a 3-hour session (5-8) on the last Saturday of every month. Two-hour sessions are $5, three-hour sessions are $7. This pricing is attendance-dependent. We practice at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., near Rupert Skytrain Station.
Who can come?
Women of any skill level are welcome. Beginner skaters, we will help you learn to stop safely, and build your roller skating skills at your own pace. For advanced skaters, we will keep it interesting with skills challenges, roller derby strategy drills, fitness, and fun & games.
What should you bring?
To participate, you will need roller skates (not roller blades); a helmet; wrist, knee and elbow pads, and a mouth guard. All safety gear is mandatory for active participation of the lessons.
The venue also requires that you have white/light toe stops, and put white, non-marking tape over black knee pads. Covering the knee pads with vertical strips of tape works best. Canadian Tire sells multi-packs of white tape for a reasonable price.
Raw Meat has two simple rules: 1. Be safe. 2. Donâ€™t be an ass-hat. There is zero tolerance for breaking either rule, and you will be asked to leave if you do.
Raw Meat sessions are strictly non-contact. We do not allow leaning, hitting, or overly aggressive skating. We do practice hip/arm whips and skating in close proximity. If you arenâ€™t comfortable grabbing a girl by the hips, derby is not going to be your sport. Perhaps shuffleboard?