Figure Skating in Austin
Austin’s figure skating community calls Chaparral Ice home. Skaters of all skill levels and disciplines have access to a variety of resources and services, both on and off the ice. Chaparral Ice has enlisted a roster of talented coaches and boasts a Learn to Skate USA membership in the top 12 in the nation. Austin residents can draw from the facility’s deep well of talent through Learn To Skate USA programs, intermediate skill classes, and advanced private lessons for recreational and competitive skaters of all ages. Each year, the Austin Figure Skating Club and Chaparral Ice co-host the Winner’s Circle Compete USA basic skills competition, and Austin FSC hosts the Bluebonnet Open non-qualifying competition which draws skaters from across the Southwest.
For information on our Learn to Skate classes, please visit the Learn to Skate webpage.
SUMMER TRAINING SPECIALTY CLASSES
Chaparral is excited to offer an expanded Summer Training Specialty Class program with opportunities for developing athletes who desire to take their skating beyond Free Skate 1-6, and for competitive skaters looking for that “extra edge” through supplemental instruction and practice.
Classes will include Power Skating, Moves in the Field, Edges & Program Components, Jumps/Spins/Steps, Strength & Conditioning, and Ballet (please welcome our new ballet specialist, Anne-Marie Spradlin).
Sessions are defined as follows:
REGULAR: For skaters Free Skate 1 and above
OPEN: For skaters of all levels
LOW: For skaters up to Free Skate 6/Adult Bronze/No Test
HIGH: Skaters must have a consistent Axel and above
All sessions are $13 each with discount Freestyle Pass, $16 walk-on
Monday-Friday 5:00-9:00 a.m.: Four REGULAR freestyle sessions each day
Monday and Wednesday 1:15-2:00 p.m.: OPEN
Monday-Friday 2:00-2:45 p.m.: OPEN
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.: LOW (BEGINS SEPT. 25!)
Wednesday 7:15-8:15 p.m.: REGULAR
Friday 5:45-6:45 p.m.: SPECIAL - skaters must have consistent forward and backward crossovers and have a private lesson booked on sessoin
Saturday 7:10-8:10 a.m.: HIGH
Saturday 8:10-9:10 a.m.: REGULAR
NO rental skates on freestyle sessions except Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Skaters wearing the belt and running programs have first right-of-way. Coaches with skaters in private lessons have second right-of-way.
FREESTYLE RESERVATION SYSTEM
SKATERS MUST BE FREE SKATE 1 OR HIGHER TO SKATE ON FREESTYLE SESSIONS!
Regular Length Sessions
$13 with freestyle pass package
Must purchase passes and reserve sessions online at least 24 hours prior to selected session!
Discounts only available with online freestyle pass purchase.
Some sessions regularly fill up. Must reserve a spot 24 hours in advance to guarantee admission to session.
Logging In: Click Register Now below or Program Registration at top of page.
Purchasing Passes: After logging in, your home page will appear. On the right side of the page in a box labeled "Passes" click "New" to order freestyle passes.
Choose a 10 pass or 20 pass package.
Complete your pass purchase.
Click Registration, choose skater name, then Figure Skating Freestyle Sessions to reserve individual sessions.
Choose the type of freestyle you want to reserve.
Saturday High FS Session 7:10-8:10 a.m. sessions are reserved for skaters in Preliminary-up. Must have Axel!
All other sessions are for all skaters in Free Skate 1 and up.
After you click Register beside one of the products above, a calendar will appear so you may select the days/sessions you want to skate. Select dates and click Continue.
You will be taken to a cart to check out and will see an option to apply passes from your Freestyle Pass Package.
Checking In at the Rink: All skaters must sign in for freestyle sessions at the front desk BEFORE entering the ice!
Walk-ons may be reserved online or by phone.
Walk-on skaters may use freestyle passes to receive discount on walk-on rate.
All sessions are limited to a maximum of 25 skaters on the ice at a time.
You must reserve in advance to guarantee a spot on the session.
Walk-ons are not guaranteed a spot on any session.
All skaters must check in BEFORE taking the ice!
Security video footage will be reviewed and compared to freestyle rosters.
***ANY SKATER ON THE ICE WHO IS NOT LISTED AS PAID ON THE ROSTER WILL LOSE ALL SKATING PRIVILEGES AT CHAPARRAL FOR TWO MONTHS!!
OTHER FIGURE SKATING OPPORTUNITIES
PRIVATE LESSONS: Private lessons are a great idea for skaters who may be having trouble mastering skills, or for those who wish to advance faster or compete. For private lessons, our coaches set their own rates and schedules. Most coaches charge between $35 and $40 per half hour lesson. That fee is paid directly to the coach and skater pays rink separately for public session or freestyle admission. Private lessons for skaters in Snowplow 1-4, Basic 1-6, Adult 1-6, and Pre-Free Skate are booked during our daily public sessions. Skaters in Free Skate 1 and above may choose to take privates during public session or private freestyle sessions (see above), depending on the schedule chosen by you and your coach. For more information on private lessons, please contact Kathy Goeke, Director of Figure Skating, at 512-252-8500, ext. 125.
AUSTIN FIGURE SKATING CLUB
The Austin Figure Skating Club is a member of U.S. Figure Skating, the governing body of the sport of figure skating in the United States. Austin FSC hosts test sessions throughout the year and sponsors recreational and competitive skaters at both qualifying and non-qualifying U.S. Figure Skating competitions. The club annually hosts Skate Austin - The Bluebonnet Open, a 3-day non-qualifying U.S. Figure Skating competition that draws skaters from across the nation.
Camp de Champs is a skating training camp designed for skaters age 6 and up in Basic 1 through Free Skate 6.
For information on upcoming competitions, visit the U.S. Figure Skating website.
OFF-CAMPUS P.E. CREDIT: Chaparral Ice supports the middle- and high-school off-campus physical education programs of several local school districts for our hockey and figure skaters. Please contact your district administration for more information.
Director of Figure Skating
Kathy Goeke - email@example.com
512-252-8500, ext. 125