Raw Meat Roller Skating: Thanks for nothing!

Date & Time: Saturday 08 October · 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver, British Columbia

This is a time of year to be thankful, when we all gather around with our loved ones and eat pie. Pumpkin spice is everywhere, fireplaces give off a warm glow as we sip hot chocolate around them and the fall leaves drop softly to the ground BEFORE THEY ARE CRUSHED UNDER MY MIGHTY PAWS! MWAHAHAHA! STOMP! STOMP!

This week’s edition of Raw Meat will make you thankful… thankful that the lesson is only two hours long. Drop Bear is …going to make you work for your turkey dinners! I’ve been plotting all sorts of things that will knock the stuffing right out of you! You’re going to beg for some peas and quite! Or at least an end to all my corny lines… I’m really going to yam it up!

We will be going over all the usual stops (T-stop, Plow) and falls (One-knee, 180 knee-slides & Baseball slides) pacing lines (get lower!) and agility skills (move those feet!).

Then I’ll be throwing in some other festively themed drills. For example, I’ve decided this week to rename The Pain Train to The Gravy Boat and you will be propelling it all around the gym.

Pass the meat! It’s dinner time!

What is Raw Meat?

Raw Meat Vancouver is a roller skating/non-contact roller derby drills group for women who want to learn to roller skate, learn roller derby skills, and have fun. We learn stops, falls, proximity skating, hip/arm whips, roller derby strategy, pace lines, agility, fitness, and more. Raw Meat Vancouver is an independent group, and is not affiliated with any roller derby league.

Who can come?

Women of any skill level are welcome. Beginner skaters, we will help you learn to stop safely, and build your roller skating skills at your own pace. For advanced skaters, we will keep it interesting with skills challenges, roller derby strategy drills, fitness, and fun & games.

What should you bring?

To participate, you will need roller skates (not roller blades); a helmet; wrist, knee and elbow pads, and a mouth guard. The venue also requires that you have white/light toe stops, and put white, non-marking tape over black knee pads.

You don’t have to wear booty shorts (though they are encouraged), but stretchy, close-fitting exercise pants/shorts will be most comfortable. You will hit the floor, so make sure you don’t mind getting dirty and sweaty!

The Rules:

Raw Meat sessions are strictly non-contact. We do not allow leaning, hitting, or overly aggressive skating. We do practice hip/arm whips and skating in close proximity. If you aren’t comfortable grabbing a girl by the hips, derby is not going to be your sport. May we suggest badminton instead?

Raw Meat has two simple rules: 1. Be safe. 2. Don’t be an ass-hat. There is zero tolerance for breaking either rule, and you will be asked to leave if you do.

Cost: This session will be $5.

Raw Meat runs from 5-7pm every Saturday, with a 3-hour session (5-8) on the last Saturday of every month. Three-hour sessions are $7.  This pricing is attendance-dependent.

See you Saturday!