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Rollerbabes

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This is a Toronto based inline skating and roller skating group exclusively for females.

We host a variety of events for female skaters of all levels, including beginner friendly fixed location events for skills practice, trail events, and some street skating.

2019

Rollerbabes in April 2021 at the beaches in Toronto
  • Steaming from the Toronto rollerblade inline skater group (Meetup-Re_Meetup_Bladers_group_problem.pdf), the skater known as speedy wanted to create a group to provide a more adequate skating experience for females but due to low female attendance on skating events, the process took time.
  • From the old inline skating group with 400 skaters many females were surveyed. Most never replied.

2020

  • Two regular female skaters that skate with the Toronto bladers were approached. Hannah being one.
  • Hannah is invited to the Toronto bladers private bladers chat
  • Monday, August 10, 2020 Chicks on a roll: Ladies inline skating session was organized and hosted by Hannah with 4 skaters out of 9 going out to skate.
  • Sunday, August 16, 2020 Chicks on a roll: Ladies Skate Night was hosted by Hannah with 3 skaters out of 12 going out to skate.
  • Hannah creates a whatsapp female only private skater chat to support the group on kommunity

2021

2022

  • Early 2022, is it concluded that the Toronto rollerblade inline skater group is not conducive to the proliferation of skating events as intended. (Meetup-Re_Meetup_Bladers_group_problem.pdf)
  • March 2022, Speedy offers to support and maintain the rollerbabes on meetup for Hannah to manage as she sees fit and invites females skaters to join in and Speedy ensures support for 1 to 2 years provided there is successful activity
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Pre-Season Meet & Skate! first event is published
  • By 27 of March 2020, the group reaches 19 members most of who were individually contacted by speedy, have joined.
  • By June 23th, the group reached 33 female members and only 3 events had been organized. Two of which without attendance and the first one with 5 skaters therefore a decision was made to reach out to other female skaters in order to find more female organizers and Tammy was one.
  • Tammy (from Mississauga) was made assistant organizer or the rollerbabes on Thu Jun 23 12:10 PM EDT 2022 with plans to organize events a couple times a month.
  • Laura (from Mississauga) was made assistant organizer or the rollerbabes on Mon Jul 18 02:36:49 PM EDT 2022.

Who are we and what do we do

We're 'babes' who roll! We inline skate and roller skate all through the city :)

Styles

  • Trail skating
  • Artistic skating
  • Tricks
  • Urban skating

Locations

  • Outdoor ice rinks (summer)
  • Bike & recreational trails
  • City streets

Event Style trail & urban location

Events will begin with a short (~5 min) "meet and greet" and then we skate! Please be prompt as to not risk missing the event.

Event Style fixed location

Events will begin with a "meet and greet" and then we skate! Feel free to bring cones, chalk, a speaker.. etc.

Member Requirements and Courtesies

  • Members must be 18 +
  • Please ensure the event you've signed up for is appropriate for your (and your guests) skill level. All levels are welcome at fixed location events.
  • Please be on time for events
  • You are responsible for your own protection. Helmets and wrist guards are strongly recommended, and wear the necessary protection for the activity and your skill level (knee pads, elbow pads, hip protectors etc...)
  • Pets (dogs or others) are not allowed
  • As this is a women's group male guests are not permitted

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