Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating June 9: Saddle Up!

Steve Colt

You trust this face to teach you to roller skate, right?

When: June 9, 12:30-2:30
Where: Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster
What: 2 hours of roller skating drills, spills, and thrills
Level: Open to all, drop in
Cost: $12

Saddle Up, Ladies!

Our very own Steve Colt takes the reigns this session to give you a workout to remember. Expect drills, thrills and spills that will leave you limping like a cowboy after roundup.

Don’t worry if you are a beginner! Steve will take it easy on you. If you are new to roller skates, we’ll teach you to stop safely, skate with others, and have more fun that adults are supposed to have while (mostly) vertical.

If you are an experienced skater, there’s no excuse! Steve wants you to come out, skate fast, and above all, get lower! Learn some new tricks, or teach us yours!

Join us at 12:30 at 75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster, and find out why roller derby is the fastest growing women’s sport! (Spoiler alert: it’s not popular because it sucks.)

About Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating

Every Saturday until August 4, Raw Meat will meet at Royal City Curling Club (75 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster) from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. The new floor allows for a full-sized track plus plenty of room for breakout groups to work on specific skills. We only have access to this venue for a few months, so come on out! You will be amazed at how fun and fast this floor is.

All levels of adult roller skaters are welcome at this session, from beginner to advanced. There is no skills requirement for this session. We will focus on basic roller skating skills (stops, falls, agility, proximity) and basic roller derby strategy, with some fun and games thrown in (double knee slide curling, anyone?).

Just learning to roller skate? Don’t be shy! Please come on out to Raw Meat, and we’ll help you learn to roller skate. Don’t hesitate to come to this session if you are an advanced skater, either. We’ll keep it interesting with variations on drills, and lots of fun and games. Besides, we know it’s hard to get out of bed on a Saturday. Now that Raw Meat starts at 12:30, there are no excuses! Come on down!

Everyone at this session must have roller skates (not roller blades), as well as knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a helmet and a mouth guard. No exceptions. For more questions about getting started with Raw Meat, and what gear you need, see our FAQ page.

These sessions are $12. This price is attendance-dependent. If we get more skaters, we will be able to drop the price, so please encourage your friends to come out!

Raw Meat Rules

Our rules are simple: 1. Be safe, and 2. Don’t be an ass-hat. Anyone who breaks these rules will be asked to

The floor at RCCC is beautiful to skate on, but it’s very hard. Helmets and mouth guards must be worn at all times on the skating floor. Also, taping your knee and elbow pads is not required or recommended for RCCC. We suggest you clean the tape off of your pads if you have them taped up for Thunderbird, in order to fully enjoy the super-slidy floor at RCCC.

I hope to see you on the track!