Raw Meat Roller Skating November 10: Baby Bootcamp

When: Saturday, November 10, 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

For those of you who can’t make it to Camp Pivotstar’s bootcamp this weekend, come play with us! We’ll get you sweating and give you a big dose of basic roller skating skills. We’ll look at stops, falls, agility, jumps, pace lines, transitions and backwards skating, and maybe, if you are lucky, a nice dose of floor worms.

What are floor worms? You’ll just have to show up to find out.

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

We’ll cover stops, falls, agility drills, roller derby skating form, roller skating in proximity with others, skating fitness drills, a few fun tricks, and some (non-contact) roller derby strategy drills.
All levels of roller skater, including beginners, are welcome.

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. There is a zero tolerance policy for breaking the rules.

All sessions are non-contact. However, you are going to have grab some hips. If you aren’t comfortable with that, then derby is not going to be your sport.