Raw Meat Roller Skating Feb 9: Year of the Snake

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 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 it’s awesome
How much: $7

Gung Hay Fat Choi, Everybody!

Sunday is the Lunar New Year, ushering in the year of the snake. To celebrate, we’ll have a little fun with pace lines! Develop slithering serpentine skills as we practice all the crazy pace line variations. Don’t worry if you are a beginner—we’ll help you get going, and give you modifications that suit your skills. If you are an expert, well, have we got some fun tricks in store for you!

After Raw Meat, come join us at Central City Arena (near Surrey Central Skytrain) from 8 to 10 for a public skate, followed by a bout between the TCRG’s All Stars and Everett’s Jet City Bombers. The public skate at Central City is $7, and the TCRG bout will be $15 at the door. The bout will sell out, so if you are not skating, do be sure to get there early!

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 2311 Cassiar St.

The rules:

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