We took Rolla Skate Club into the Dragon’s Den!
Rolla Skate Club co-founders Lucy and Carla flew to Toronto for filming on May 22nd where they pitched for investment in the next stage of Rolla Skate Club – taking this business model out into the world!!
Over the next 10 years our goal is to inspire 1 million people to reach their potential through joyful movement, athletic competition, entrepreneurship and education.
We’ve created a business model that can
⚡️keep our roller rinks open
⚡️ create a welcoming community
⚡️ support our courageous athletes
⚡️ provide joy, strength and connection
⚡️ uplift new entrepreneurs
Now it’s time to share it with the world!
Thank you to everyone in this incredible community 💜 To anyone that has supported us over the years, in even the smallest of ways (high fives count!) We’re so proud to have been part of this community for over 15 years and we can’t wait to take it to the next level.
This is just the beginning. Let’s Roll Strong Together
Check out this great CTV News article featuring our Founders, Carla & Lucy and their journey to the CBC Dragons Den. They head to Toronto this weekend to pitch the Dragons! The episode will air in the new season starting in September.
June 5 update from Lulu and Bizzy:
We did it! We flew all the way to Toronto and pitched Rolla Skate Club to the Dragons Den investors.
It was an incredible experience and we couldn’t have done it without the love and support of this amazing community.
We have both been huge fans of the show for many years before either of us started our own businesses. Dragons Den has inspired countless entrepreneurs over the last 20 years – ourselves included. So this was a full circle moment for us and an adventure we will always treasure.
We are so grateful to the guest skaters that joined us in the Den to help show the Dragons what Rolla is all about. Especially the ones that flew all the way from Vancouver – you are our heroes!
To everyone that sent or posted messages of support – know that they meant SO MUCH and it literally felt like you were there in the Den with us. We rode that wave of love right the way over the country and into that studio.
And as with all reality TV – we are now sworn to secrecy! Everyone in the Den signed an NDA which means we really can’t tell you what happened. No, not even a hint!
But as soon as we know the air date (fall 2023) you will be the first to know. And yes of course we’ll have a screening at Rolla 🙂
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Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Lulu & Bizzy
aka Lucy Croysdill & Carla Smith
Rolla Skate Club Co-Founders