Construction crews will break ground on a 200,000-square-foot sports complex in Cedar Park Wednesday morning.
This morning in Cedar Park, the dream of so many local Austin hockey players will get one step closer to reality as Perardi Development breaks ground on the new iSports Training and Performance Center across 183A from the H-E-B Center. Chaparral Ice is the lead tenant at the new facility.
Construction is expected to begin Wednesday in Cedar Park on a large indoor and outdoor sports complex that will include two regulation-size National Hockey League ice rinks.
The 206,000-square-foot youth sports facility will house sports tenants, family entertainment, sports medicine, retail sites, restaurants.
The 206,000-square-foot facility will combine together a family entertainment center with sports medicine facilities, retail stores and restaurants.
A little background story on Chaparral Ice and what we offer!
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Figure skater Gloria Moore glides her way to a healthy lifestyle.
Gloria Moore grew up ice skating in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1960’s. She never had formal figure-skating lessons, but she thought the sport was beautiful and loved watching Dorothy Hamill and Debi Thomas glide gracefully and powerfully across the ice.
Upon entrance into Chaparral Ice in Northcross Mall, visitors may get the sense they have been teleported from Texas into an ice sports state of the North.
As Austin’s only publicly accessible, regulation-size indoor ice rink, the frozen sheet at the center of the complex lays the foundation for icy recreation Central Texans would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
The rink is occupied seven days a week by people gliding across the ice during each of Chaparral Ice’s 19-20 hours of operation.
“We’re open enough to get everyone here who needs to be out here,” owner Ryan Raya said.
“Everyone” includes an eclectic group—from figure and speed skaters, hockey players and curlers to those just being introduced to the rink. Raya estimates that 70,000 different people come to the rink each year, most to get some laps around the rink, while the rest are there for hockey and curling leagues or speed and figure skating competitions.
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