Thanksgiving is time to celebrate the bounty of the harvest; give thanks for prosperity and abundance; break bread with friends and loved ones; and find good reasons to get the heck out of the house and away from family before someone gets a good, old fashioned pickaxing. So, this Saturday, come to Raw Meat Roller Skating and burn through a little pre-holiday stress with all the Pie (Voltage) you can handle.
Coach Pie will be dishing up a heaping serving of whoop-ass as you learn roller skating skills and roller derby drills. As long as you have quad skates and all the necessary safety gear, everyone is welcome, even cranky old Aunt Martha. Actually, I bet Martha would be deadly on the track. Bring her!
What youâ€™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. Weâ€™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. Itâ€™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. Donâ€™t be an asshat. All sessions are non-contact.