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Creating a Welcoming Space at Rolla Skate Club

Creating a Welcoming Space at Rolla Skate Club

Everyone should feel welcome at Rolla Skate Club! We launched this business from a desire to help people, and make people feel really good about themselves, using rollerskating as the tool. Our goal was to take the “special sauce” that we got from roller derby, that...

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Rolla Skate Club at Rollerland!

Rolla Skate Club at Rollerland!

Hello Rolla humans! We've been a little MIA this past month around here, we know, but only because we have been getting ready to open back the doors of a new rollerskating community space in Vancouver, Canada! We're re-opening a heritage building officially called...

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LATIN NIGHT ROLLERSKATE PARTY

LATIN NIGHT ROLLERSKATE PARTY

**RESCHEDULED** Get ready for a night of vibrant tunes and insane rhythm at our community night! We are celebrating Latin American music, so get your dance shoes on and make sure to stretch! Get your crew together to rock out on rollerskates every Saturday night with...

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90S NIGHT ROLLERSKATE PARTY

90S NIGHT ROLLERSKATE PARTY

**RESCHEDULED** Wear your favorite 90's threads, mad props for the best look! Let's get jiggy with it! Get your crew together to rock out on rollerskates every Saturday night with Rolla Skate Club! Bring your creativity to our weekly themes, and get rolling to our...

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National Truth and Reconciliation Day

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

This post is written and compiled by settlers, working and living on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and stolen territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. National Truth and...

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We’re Hiring for our New Venue

We’re Hiring for our New Venue

*UPDATE: November 16, 2021* We've closed the current round of hiring for Rollerland but we are always looking for awesome people to add to our crew! Head over to the Careers page to send us your info for future hiring rounds.   Join the Rolla Team for the next...

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Big Exciting Announcement!

Big Exciting Announcement!

Hey Beautiful Rolla Humans! We’re here today to share some BIG news with you. One of those is pretty crummy but we hope that the other piece of news is so amazingly awesome that it will make the crummy stuff worth it.   But first, let’s start this story from the...

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Amandine Thierree

Rollerskater Spotlight: Amandine Thierree

Hailing from all the way across the pond is super duper online skater - Amandine Thierree! Amandine is Rollin’ in as our Online Skater Spotlight nominee all the way from the UK. She’s conquering the great outdoors on her 8 wheels as she regularly practices outside....

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Kat “Alotta Java” Boucher

Rollerskater Spotlight: Kat “Alotta Java” Boucher

Rollin’ in from Vancouver is one of our in-person members, Kat "Alotta Java" Boucher! A Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, an ER nurse, and derby skater: In-person Rolla member Kat is the very definition of a badass! Kat, who goes by the skater name Alotta Java, is a...

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Why I Changed My Roller Derby Name

Why I Changed My Roller Derby Name

When I had to come up with a roller derby name in early 2008, there were a lot of things I didn’t know. Primarily, I barely knew how to play roller derby. I’d only been training in Terminal City’s “fresh meat” new skater boot camp for about 2 months. I definitely had...

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Get to Know Skate FantaCee aka The Universal Skater

Get to Know Skate FantaCee aka The Universal Skater

Skate Fantacee is an incredible rink skater, experienced teacher, Riedell Superstar, and hands down one of the most lovely humans you’ll ever meet. She is an inspiring leader in the rollerskate community - working hard on the #saveourrinks campaign and the founder of...

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How to Stop Sexual Harassment When Roller Skating Outside

How to Stop Sexual Harassment When Roller Skating Outside

Have you experienced sexual harassment while roller skating? If you present as female or gender diverse, have rollerskates, and have ever skated outside, then the answer is almost certainly yes.  Doubly so if you are a person of colour – BIPOC skaters receive more comments, abuse, and harassment from both passersby and police/park attendants/security guards than white skaters do. For anyone who’s experienced this discomfort, annoyance, and even fear, we’re here to help!

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Ryan “Mojito” M.

Rollerskater Spotlight: Ryan “Mojito” M.

Rollin’ in from North Delta is one of our in-person members, Ryan a.k.a. Mojito! The first skater to complete our inaugural Alphabet Challenge, Mojito is an avid fan of Rolla’s dance classes and has lots of big roller skating goals including landing some exciting...

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Rollerskater Spotlight: Yvonne W.

Rollerskater Spotlight: Yvonne W.

Say hello to one of our amazing online members joining us virtually all the way from Apopka, Florida, U.S.A.: Yvonne a.k.a. Cup-Skates! In addition to her roller skating passion, Yvonne also loves decorating cakes, which is where her amazing skater name comes from....

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All Rollerskating Bodies are Beautiful

All Rollerskating Bodies are Beautiful

  It's Summer Time and things are heating up here at Rolla Skate Club Vancouver. And as the days get warmer, we're pulling out our shorts from the back of our closets and most of us are getting a bit of a surprise.. The last 12 months of Covid restrictions and...

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Whose land are you skating on?

Whose land are you skating on?

As rollerskaters we are deeply connected to the land we skate on.  We viscerally experience the contours of the land as it rolls under our wheels, the rocks or twigs that we do our best to avoid while out on a trail skate, being held weightless in the air as we drop...

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