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Alright, guys, you know the drill! Saturday, Nov 12, Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St, 5 to 7 pm. Bring your roller skates and safety gear and come ready to sweat! Last week, we did a lot of agility and skating form drills, so this week, let’s get up close and personal! Expect lots of proximity drills, pace lines, and maybe a few whips.

Raw Meat roller skating sessions are for all levels of skater! If you are a beginner, don’t worry, please come out! We will help you learn basic skills safely and at your own speed. We offer variations on drills so people at different skill levels can participate, and we’d love to answer any of your questions. If you are an expert, please come too! We’ll do our best to keep you challenged with difficult variations on drills. And, if nothing else, you can always work on GETTING LOWER!

Remember: Next Saturday, November 19, there will be no session. The gym is needed as a polling place for the municipal election. Please make use of the break to get out and vote!
On Saturday, November 26, we have a very special session: it will be a fundraiser for Team Canada Roller Derby. Come on out and donate what you can to help Team Canada kick some ass at the world championships.

What should you bring to Raw Meat?

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. Covering the knee pads with vertical strips of tape works best.

Sessions are $5 for a two-hour lesson, and $7 for the three-hour session on the last Saturday of the month. Exact change is greatly appreciated.

The Rules:

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.
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. Perhaps shuffleboard?