Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating Nov. 30: ‘Tis the Season

Dashing round the track
Like a roller derby girl
O’er the floor we go,
Racing all the way
Skates on newbies shine,
Barely broken in,
What fun it is to skate and sing,
A derby song tonight.
Oh, wristguards smell, wristguards smell,
Stinking all the way,
Oh, what fun it is to roll,
Like a roller derby girl

What: 3 hours of roller skating fun!
When: November 30, 5-8 PM
Where: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St.
Who: Everyone who wants to learn to roller skate, roller-derby style
How much: $7

This Saturday, escape from the start of the Christmas madness with three sweaty hours of roller skating fun. That’s right—three hours! You know you want to come!

We’ll work on all the usual roller skating skills and drills, from basic stops to crazy agility, and then we’ll have a little fun with basic roller derby strategy

What you’ll learn at Raw Meat Vancouver Roller Skating:

You will learn the basics of roller skating, including stops, falls, agility drills, skating form, roller skating in proximity with others, a few fun tricks, and some (non-contact) roller derby strategy drills.

All levels of roller skater, including beginners, are welcome. We’ll help beginners learn to skate, and give more advanced skaters some fun drills and games.

What to bring:

You must have roller skates, and all safety gear: knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouth guard. The venue also requires everyone to use white or light-coloured, non-marking toe stoppers. If your knee pads are black, please cover them with white, non-marking hockey tape. Vertical strips of tape work best.

Sessions are $7, and take place every Saturday from 5-7 at Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar St., Vancouver. It’s very close to Rupert Skytrain Station.

Sessions are drop-in. Just grab your gear and come join us!

Raw Meat has two rules: 1. Be Safe, 2. Don’t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.

A Note on the December Schedule:

There will be Raw Meat sessions on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, and then we shut down for a Christmas break. Join us again in the new year on Jan. 11.