Raw Meat Vancouver Meaty Session: All Shook Up

On July 23, from 10 to noon at the Royal City Curling Club, 75 6th Ave. East, New Westminster, be prepared to be shook, rattled, and rolled.

Your hands will be shaky, and your knees will be weak. You won’t be able to stand on your own two feet. You’re going to be all shook up, all right, but that’s not love you are going be feeling. It’s pain. A lot of it.

This week, bring your emergency preparedness kits to the rink with you, because you are going to need them. This one’s the big one.

Booty Quake is coaching.

After the usual two-hour skate, bring your running shoes because we’re going to have a little Boot(y) Camp in the park outside of the curling club. Then, break out the electrolytes and the Ben Gay. You’ll need them.

Lambs: you are invited to the Boot(y) Camp portion of the day. Meet us at the Royal City Curling Club at noon, and join us in the park for some serious agony. You know you like it. If you would like to watch some of the Meaty session, you can, but please be quiet and don’t do anything you wouldn’t want an onlooker to do while you are trying to concentrate and skate. If you are going to join us for the boot camp, please be there and be ready to go shortly before noon.

Who Can Come to a Raw Meat Meaty Session:

Raw Meat Meaty Sessions are advanced roller skating lessons for women interested in roller derby. These non-contact sessions feature various roller skating and derby drills, including technical skating skills, teamwork, and roller derby strategy.

Raw Meat Meaty Sessions have skill requirements. You can only skate at a Meaty session if you have passed the Raw Meat Basic Skills test, or if you are a current skater or on-skate referee with the TCRG. For this session only, Lambs may join us at noon for an off-skate fitness session in the park near the curling club.

If you are new to Raw Meat, please attend our sessions on Saturdays from 5-7 PM at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St. Our afternoon roller skating session do not have skills requirements, and are open to all skating levels.

If we are not familiar with your skating, you will not be allowed to skate at a Raw Meat Meaty session.

The Rules:

Everyone at a Raw Meat Meaty session must sign a waiver saying that they accept the risks of skating. No waiver, no skating.

All skaters must abide by our strict non-contact rule. We do not allow hitting, pushing or overly aggressive skating. Any skater engaging in contact will be asked to leave immediately. We do allow hip/arm whips, and safe touching of teammates. (If you aren’t comfortable grabbing people, you should probably take up badminton instead!)

All skaters must wear full safety gear (knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmets AND mouth guards) while skating. The floor at the Curling Club is very hard, and you must keep your gear on while you are on the skating floor.

We have two simple rules at Raw Meat: 1. Don’t be an Ass-Hat. 2. Be Safe. There is zero tolerance for breaking these rules.

Getting There:

The Royal City Curling Club is on numerous bus routes. If you are driving, there is plenty of free parking. If you can give someone else a ride, please do so! Post in the comments to arrange rides (and those getting a ride, don’t forget to chip in for gas)

See You All Saturday!