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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meet Your Skate-a-Roke Skaters

Posted by Courtney Ferguson on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM

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Skate-a-Roke
Monday, January 9, Oaks Park Roller Rink
7:30-10:30 pm, $10-50, all ages
Wear your tube socks!

So by now you're probably excited to the gills to strap on your roller skates and belt out your karaoke jam for Skate-a-Roke, right? Me too! Get your tickets early to this thang so you skip the long line, get your rental skates faster, and sign up to sing sooner. Win, win, win. And if you've been on the fence at all about opting for the pricier package (don't forget this is a fundraiser for our roller derby gals in the Rose City Rollers), now's your time to get serious about fun! With the $50 package (don't gasp skinflints, for as little as $10 you can still skate and sing at Skate-a-Roke), you get a half-hour lesson with a roller derby gal! The following rock 'n' rolling skaters will be teaching you the basics of hip bumping and jam skating and just staying off your rear end—they'll also be circulating the rink during the open skate to give your wobbly legs some pointers.

Learn from the best:
SoulFearic Acid (she's an amazing roller derby jammer who just got back from playing at the first-ever World Cup on Team USA)
Illegally Blonde
Cadillac
JK Rolling
Minnie Van Mayhem

More info about the packages and private lessons after the jump.

$10 gets you skating (with rentals included) and karaoke by Baby Ketten
$25 gets you skating, karaoke, and an awesome shirt with that lovely illustration you see to the left by Neryl Walker (no need to pick your size when you buy your tickets, you can pick your shirt out at the rink)
$50 gets you skating, karaoke, T-shirt, and pre-event private lessons with one of the following Rose City Rollers skater:

SoulFearic Acid will be teaching derby techniques. In her clinic, you'll learn roller derby formation and "play" a safe and slow-motion two-minute jam.

Illegally Blonde will show you the ins and outs of jam skating like Bow Wow in the movie Bounce!

Cadillac, an amazing veteran skater, will show the finer points of derby technique.

And JK Rolling and Minnie Van Mayhem will help the rest of us learn the basics of roller skating. Please teach me how to skate backward!

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