Want to try roller derby? The Brick House Betties are hosting a Fresh Meat Recruitment on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the CRI (2665 Dunsmuir, Cumberland).
Learn to roller skate and join the fastest-growing, most fun sport on the Island. Bring quad skates, a water bottle, safety gear (helmet, mouth guard, elbow/wrist/knee pads), and a positive attitude. Come one, come all! Wear sports-comfortable clothing and bring a $4.20 CRI drop-in fee. Need gear or can’t make the date? Contact the Betties on Facebook, or email ahead: email@example.com
“Never roller skated before? That’s great! We’ll teach you everything you need to know in a supportive environment,” says Fresh Meat coach Ruby Whipper, a founding member of the team. “One fantastic thing about this sport is that adults can start with no previous experience. And you don’t have to be a certain body type either.”
Fresh Meat is a term used in roller derby for newcomers learning to skate and play the game. Seasoned players coach skills such as improving skate stride and falling properly. Women age 18+ of any skating ability and fitness level are invited to try roller derby with the Betties.
“Women who join our Fresh Meat often experience a new confidence, strength, and empowerment. And new friends and laughs too,” explains Ruby Whipper.
New skaters also learn off-skates fitness to build the strength and endurance needed for this dynamic sport. To scrimmage or play competitively, Fresh Meat skaters are prepared to pass “benchmarking,” a basic skills test. This helps keep all skaters safe on the track.
Brick House Betties run Fresh Meat practices at the CRI twice a week: Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. and Mondays from 7:30-9 p.m. FMI visit www.brickhousebetties.com.
– Brick House Betties