For Hockey Buffs
As the only NHL regulation-sized rink available to the public, Chaparral Ice functions as the rink-of-choice for a variety of athletic groups. Its most high-profile residents are the American Hockey League's Texas Stars professional team and the University of Texas club team, both of whom practice at the facility. Chaparral Ice also hosts a variety of amateur teams, from 5-year-old “Mini-Mites” up to adult recreational leagues.
With programs catering to both recreational and competitive players, Chaparral has something for hockey buffs of any skill level who want the same ice experience as the local pros. Fittingly, Chaparral Ice is home to the Texas Junior Stars, Austin’s highest-level competitive youth hockey club whose staff includes former pros and NCAA Division 1 coaches. In 2017, the introduction of Smarthockey and the Francis Wathier Hockey Academy training and instruction programs is set to propel Chaparral Ice’s leagues and players to new heights.
Texas Rising Stars
Chaparral Ice's Texas Rising Stars participate in the Austin Metro Hockey League. We focus on the American Development Model player development, fun, and building the foundation to create hockey players who are passionate about the game of hockey.
Texas JUNIOr StarS
The Texas Junior Stars (TJS) is the competitive travel program in Central Texas that participates in the Dallas Metro Hockey League (DSTHL). The players on the TJS teams are selected from a tryout process and play against highly-competitive travel hockey teams from across Texas and Oklahoma as well as compete in invitational tournaments against teams from all over the country. The main goals of the program are to develop high-level hockey players on the ice and well-rounded citizens off the ice.
High School Hockey
Chaparral Ice offers a fun and competitive league for recreational and competitive hockey plays in Austin. Ages range from 8th grade to Senior in High School.
- Training camp in September
- Practices start in October
- Games begin in November
- Individual team coaches
- Non-Checking (This has been implemented in many areas across the country to great success)
- 60-min. games
- 4 teams (more if #s require)
- During regular season, rotation of 3 games and 1 practice monthly.
- Tentatively, Sunday night ice times for games/practices primarily utilizing the H-E-B Center.
Adult Hockey League
Our adult hockey league structure can provide every adult player with a non-check, competitive league to fit and challenge their playing level.
Fall/Winter Hockey Season 2017-18 Highlights:
We are excited to offer a Customer Loyalty Program to all players who register and pay for the Fall/Winter season. There are 3 tiers to the program:
- All registered and drafted players will have access to the Warrior discount website (35% off on all gear and apparel items).
- All registered and drafted players will receive free unlimited skate sharpening for the first 2 weeks of the season (9/5-9/17).
- Catered end-of-season All-Star game.
- Tier 1 +
- 5% discount on published fees for all returning registered and drafted players from the 2016/17 Fall/Winter, 2017 Spring, or 2017 Summer seasons.
- Tier 1 and Tier 2 +
- EFT (payment plan) charge of $25 is waived for any returning registered and drafted player from the 2017 Spring or 2017 Summer season.
Primary game* nights to be scheduled as follows:
*Secondary nights may be used on occasion
- Player Cost: $699**
- Goalie Cost: $382**
**These prices are for payment upfront in full only and do not include any of the loyalty program discounts. For EFT payments, see below EFT section.
UNiversity of Texas club Hockey
Texas Ice Hockey is now in its 16th year and was established to provide the University of Texas with a nationally-competitive outlet for UT student athletes who enjoy playing hockey. The team is sponsored by the Division of Recreational Sports within the university. The team camaraderie built on the 40 acres is an experience second to none, and with the growing awareness of hockey both in Austin and the UT community, the program continues to expand each season.
AUSTIN BLADES (Sled Hockey)
The Austin Blades is a Sled Hockey team for kids, teens and adults for physically disabled individuals.. The age range for the Junior team is 5 years old to 17 years old. There is no age limit for the adult team.
The Blades provide an on ice skating experience for children and adults with physical disabilities by introducing them to the competitive sport of sled hockey.
Texas Stars (AHL)
ATX will be the training home for an American Hockey League team. They play in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin. They are owned by the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and are that team’s top affiliate.