Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating March 22: Spring has Sprung!

When: 5-7 PM, March 22, 2014
Where: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St.
What: 2 hours of roller skating drills, thrills and spills
Why: To get a jump on spring!
How much: $7
Who: Any one who wants to learn to roller skate and have fun

Huzzah! It’s spring! To celebrate, we’re going to jump for joy all session. That’s right, we’re going to take a look at jumping on roller skates. We may even bring out the dreaded cones of doom. We’ll also have a look at the agility and lateral movement skills that you’ll need whether you are dodging blockers on the track or dodging tourists on the seawall.

Are you new to roller skates? Don’t worry, come on out! We’ll get you going safely. Are you a rock star skater? Come show us some tricks! Whether you are just working on staying upright, or you are trying to perfect a 180 over cones, we’ve got something for everyone.

A Note on the Summer Schedule

Starting on April 19, Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating will move to the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster for the summer. Our time will change, too. There will be two sessions, advanced from 10 AM to noon, and all-levels from 12:30 to 2:30.

We’ll return to Thunderbird Community Centre in the fall, dates to be confirmed.

Stay tuned for more details.

What you’ll learn at Raw Meat Roller Skating

At Raw Meat, we teach roller skating, roller derby style. Whether you have ambitions to skate in the world cup of roller derby, or you just want to hold your own against the tourists on the seawall this summer, we can teach you the roller skating skills you need to know. Each session features a variety of roller skating skills and roller derby drills, including: stops, falls, agility, jumping, weaving, skating in pace line, skating in a pack, positional blocking, and more.

All Raw Meat sessions are non-contact, so you can get a taste of derby without the hits.
All levels of roller skater are welcome, from beginner to expert.

What to bring to Raw Meat Roller Skating

All skaters must have roller skates (quad skates), helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, elbow and knee pads, no exceptions. The venue requires all toe stops be white or light, and all black knee and elbow pads to be covered in white or light coloured tape. This is to prevent black marks on the floor.

Sessions are $7. Exact change is appreciated.

The Rules of Raw Meat Roller Skating

We only have two rules: 1. Be safe. 2. Don’t be an ass-hat.