In roller skating, function follows form. This week, weâ€™ll take a look at skating form and tips to make you stronger, faster and more agile, whether this is your first time on skates or your thousandth.
Important announcement! Upcoming schedule change
Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating will continue to be at Thunderbird Community Centre from 5-7 PM on Saturdays until April 11. Starting on April 18, we move to Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue in New Westminster from 10 AM to noon. Weâ€™ll be there all summer, until August 22.
What youâ€™ll learn at Raw Meat:
At Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating, we learn roller-derby style roller skating. If you are thinking of joining a local roller derby league, spring is the perfect time to start learning. This will give you all summer to practice before the local leagues have tryouts in the fall. And just look at the weather! You want to roller skate the seawall, donâ€™t you? Hereâ€™s the place to learn how.
If you are an experienced roller skater who just hasnâ€™t been out much lately, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to brush up your skating skills so you can dodge those tourists on the seawall.
At Raw Meat, youâ€™ll learn a variety of roller skating skills including skating form, crossovers, backwards skating, agility, weaving, skating with others, pace lines, jumps, stops, falls, carving and more. Youâ€™ll also learn basic roller derby rules and drills (always non-contact!).
What to bring
Skaters must bring roller skates, helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, elbow and knee pads. The venue also requires that all skaters have white or light toe stoppers, and put strips of white tape (vertically, not horizontally) on your knee pads, or cover them with felt or socks. This is to help avoid marking the floor.
Sessions are $7. Exact change is appreciated.
Raw Meat sessions are always non-contact. We have only two rules: 1. Be safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an ass-hat.
See you Saturday!