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Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Sharon

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Sharon

Meet Coach Sharon! What's your name and pronouns? Sharon Lee (She/Her) When did you start skating? In 2020 aka the birth of jam-demic skaters 😅 Tell us a bit about your skating history: Most of my journey has been me, myself, and I thanks to lockdown. When...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Rojen

Meet the Rolla Team: Rojen

Meet Rojen! Rojen is our new Community Builder here at Rollerland🤩 Rojen (she/they) has been a constant and colourful presence at Rolla YVR since we first opened our Rollerland facility in December. We are so excited to be working with her to further our...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Marcela

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Marcela

Get to Meet Coach Marcela!           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Rolla Skate Club Vancouver (@rollaskateclubyvr) What's your name? Marcela When did you start skating? November 2020  Tell us a bit about your skating history: I...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Loca!

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Loca!

Get to Meet Coach Loca! How do you like to be called? I like to be called by my short derby name "Loca" ( Loca Smoke-Ya) When did you start skating? I started skating 11 Years ago. Tell us a bit about your skating history: Besides skating in my teens, I really started...

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Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Cupid!

Meet the Rolla Team: Coach Cupid!

Meet Coach Cupid (she/they)! 🛼 Coach Cupid has been spreading the joy of rolling at Rolla since 2019. They've taught everything from the kids programs to the derby bootcampers and are especially loved by our adult beginners for their patient and encouraging...

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Parking at Rollerland

Parking is FREE for Rolla Skate Club customers, but parking locations change regularly due to other events taking place at the PNE's many venues. Please see below for upcoming changes and alerts, plus a parking map! We are located in the Rollerland Building at the...

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Making a Difference in our Community

Making a Difference in our Community

Our Dearest, most Kickass Rolla community, If anyone knows the power of roller skating best, it’s you. The excitement of choosing your first pair of skates,  the determination in taking your first wobbly roll, the pride when you finally nail a skill you’ve been...

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Wheels for Rolla at Rollerland

Wheels for Rolla at Rollerland

We've gotten lots of questions asking for recommendations on what wheels work best with the brand new polished concrete floor at Rolla Skate Vancouver, so we thought there is no one better to help us out with this than Roller Girl! Below she suggests different wheels...

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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Come join our passionate and growing team! Club Manager Community Builder Weekend Support Crew

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Celebrating Black Rollerskating Culture

Celebrating Black Rollerskating Culture

February is Black History Month so we thought that a great way to kick start this month will be to share a little bit of the history behind roller skating, roller dance and showcase the Black skating community and their long history and contributions to this amazing...

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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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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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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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