When: Saturday, January 12, 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
I just read this article on the past yearâ€™s greatest corporate obfuscations. One of the fabulous examples of corporate speak is the most excellent hybrid, â€œsustainagilityâ€. I havenâ€™t the foggiest what that means in the corporate world, but letâ€™s apply it to roller skating, shall we?
This week at Raw Meat, weâ€™ll take a look at some drills to develop agility and endurance. As always, weâ€™ll also work on stops, falls, skating in proximity, pace lines, jumping, basic roller derby strategy and more. Whether you are a beginner or experienced skater, come on out and play with us!
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 2311 Cassiar St.
Raw Meat has two rules: 1. Be Safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.