Raw Meat Roller Skating Feb. 23: Two skates, Three hours, Eight Wheels, and ALL the Awesome!

Get ready for a three-hour Raw Meat session that will leave you sweaty, stinky, and entirely happy. For the last session of the month, we go for three hours. We’ll start out with our usual mix of basic skills, stops, falls, pace lines, agility, games and more. Our last hour will be a fun (Gentle! Non-contact!) look at the new roller derby rule set. It’s going to be amazing!

What you’ll learn at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating:

We’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. We’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!

The rules:

Raw Meat has two rules: 1. Be Safe, 2. Don’t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.