For Figure Skating Aficionados
Austin’s figure skating community also 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 more than a dozen talented coaches and was recognized by the U.S. Figure Skating Association in 2016 for having more than 1,000 registered figure skaters. 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 and Bluebonnet Open figure skating competitions, the Austin area’s only skating showcases for figure skaters, ice dancers, and synchronized skaters of all ages.
FREESTYLE RESERVATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
SKATERS MUST BE PRE-FREE SKATE OR HIGHER TO SKATE ON FREESTYLE SESSIONS!
Please be aware of the following updates to our freestyle sessions:
- The Wednesday evening freestyle is now 6:10-7:10 p.m.
- The Advanced Purchase and punch card price for Regular Length freestyles is now $13/session. This discounted rate is available for advanced reservations before the 25th of the preceding month, and for skaters purchasing a freestyle punch card. Walk-on rate is $15/session.
- The Advanced Purchase price for Extended Morning Sessions is now $22/session. This discounted rate is available for advanced reservations before the 25th of the preceding month, and for skaters purchasing a freestyle punch card. Walk-on rate is $24/session.
- The Saturday 7:15-8:15 session will be a "High Freestyle" reserved for skaters in Preliminary and up (Axel-up). The 8:15-9:15 session is for all skaters in Pre-Free Skate and up.
- All sessions, both Extended and Regular, 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.
Please contact your coach or Kathy Goeke to determine which freestyle is appropriate for your skill level.
SCHEDULES FOR CURRENT MONTH: Freestyle session schedules for the current month are available here, or by clicking "Schedules" in the Quick Links box to the right.
FREESTYLE SESSIONS: Extended-length morning sessions are $22 with advanced reservations (by Feb. 25), $24 walk-on (no punch card option). Regular Length sessions on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning are $13 with advanced reservation or punch card, $15 walk-on.
ONLINE FREESTYLE RESERVATION POLICIES
Deadline for pre-sale discount prices is the 25th of the month prior to the sessions you are reserving. Sessions may still be purchased online after the 25th but will be charged the walk-on prices of $24 and $15.
All skaters must sign in at front desk and sessions must be paid for before taking the ice, whether reserved online, by phone, or in person.
FREESTYLE PUNCH CARDS: Punch cards are valid for Regular Length Sessions only, $13 per punch. Cards are stored electronically by Chaparral and may be purchased online here, or in person at Chaparral. A 15-punch card is $195; a 25-punch card is $325.
WALK-ONS: Reservations by phone are available at 512-252-8500 ext. 9 for walk-on spots on any session. You may reserve with a credit card for any session, or with a punch card for Regular Length sessions. Extended weekday morning walk-ons are $24 (no punch card option). Wednesday evening or Saturday morning sessions may be reserved as a walk-on ($15), or with a punch card. Your card will be punched immediately or your credit card charged, and there will be no refunds for unused reservations.
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. 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, 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.
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 at http://usfsa.org/event_listings.asp
Custom skate repair for figure skaters:
For high level figure skate sharpenings, mountings, and other repairs, please contact Glen Goeke.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
512-252-8500, ext. 125