Raw Meat Skate Night – Easter Eggstravaganza

Come to Raw Meat Roller Skating to fill the void inside.

Fill the void with Raw Meat.

It’s Easter weekend, come roller skate with us! Saturday 23rd April from 5 – 8pm at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., near Rupert Skytrain Station in Vancouver.

Jesus would want you too. What? Too much? We have lambs, he’s a shepherd? No good? He also seems like the kinda guy that would be into quads and booty shorts… just saying.

Ahem. Aside from a heaping of blasphemy, Saturday will contain…

FIRST HOUR: Will focus on fundamental roller skating skills, including t-stops, plow stops, knee falls, baseball slides, basic agility drills, and more. We will… be tailoring this hour for those of you who will be undertaking our skill testing in a few weeks.

SECOND HOUR: Will feature proximity work—skating in formation with other skaters and moving in various patterns. With some fitness thrown in and maybe even a eggstra special game!

THIRD HOUR: Will feature a scrimmage and / or strategy drills. It’s all the fun of roller derby, and none of the contact! We all work as blockers and jammers, and play though various strategies, but with ABSOLUTELY NO HITTING, SHOVING, PUSHING, or overly aggressive skating. We do not practice any roller derby contact skills. We will slow down the play as needed to keep the practice comfortable for our beginner skaters. Think of this as an opportunity to learn the rules and strategies of roller derby in a fun, safe manner. Plus you even get to wear panties, we have helmet covers too.

Here is a link to the WFTDA rules for your study purposes. We encourage everyone to read these if you want to participate more actively in the scrimmage.

Red Sashes of Awesome

For new, injured, tired or hung-over skaters, we have introduced red sashes. Red sashes will now be available to wear at Raw Meat skates. Wearing a red sash around your waist is a signal to other skaters that you do not want any form of contact (specifically, hip whips). They also signal to give you a bit more room in the pack and as you are skating, particularly in pace lines and scrimmages. We want everyone to feel comfortable joining in all of our drills. No one should feel pressured to skate beyond their skill level—we all started from the same place.

Our sessions are $7 for three hours of amazement and as always, full safety gear (helmet, wrist, knee and elbow pads, – mouth guard is especially important for scrimmage) is needed. We have two rules: 1. Be Safe, and 2. Don’t Be an Ass-Hat. We have zero tolerance for breaking these rules.