Raw Meat Roller Skating: Time for Fun and Games

When: Saturday, September 17, 5-7 PM
Where: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., Vancouver BC

Alright, everybody, come what may, everyone has worked their asses off all summer, and it’s time for a little fun and games. Do I feel some floor worms coming on? Maybe a little Dr. Derby Dodgeball can fix that up. We may even go crazy, and play some tag. Let’s all just relax, have fun, and get goofy.

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.

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.


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.