What: 2 hours of roller skating, roller-derby style
Where: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St.
When: Nov. 9, 5-7PM
Why: Because falling down has never been this fun!
Who: You! You know you wanna!
In derby, as in life, this much is true: you are going to land on your ass a few times. The trick is in getting up and dusting yourself off. And practice does make perfect!
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your skates (or hit up Rollergirl and finally buy those skates youâ€™ve been wanting) and come on out and practice fallingâ€”and getting back upâ€”on roller skates. Itâ€™s the most fun falling on your ass itâ€™s legal to pay for!
What youâ€™ll learn at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating:
You will learn 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 Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., Vancouver. Itâ€™s very close to Rupert Skytrain Station.
Sessions are drop-in. Just grab your gear and come join us!
Raw Meat has two rules: 1. Be Safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.