Texas Hockey Kids!
Austin, Texas Area Ice Rinks
Note: The Austin area hockey landscape is currently under the umbrella of the Austin Metro Hockey Association (Webpage) and all youth leagues will be ran through the AMHA. When looking to sign up players 18 and under you should visit the AMHA page for details.
Chaparral Ice (Website)
2525 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
Chaparral Ice is located on the North West side of Austin and is the area’s oldest ice rink. Although only a single sheet of ice Chaparral does a admirable job serving Austin's hockey, figure skating, as well as the areas general public crowd. An average day at Chaparral starts at 5:00 A.M. and ends around 10:00 P.M. and the rink will see numerous types of sessions over the course of the day. It is known for their family friendly atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable but given the rink is such a jack of all trades be sure to plan ahead in order to make the type of session your wanting.
The Pond Hockey Club
An alternative (2 sheets) of ice in the Austin area is The Pond Hockey Club. However I suggest first filling your child’s youth hockey needs at Chaparral and using The Pond only as absolutely needed. The Pond offers minimal services and charges maximum fees. The development of youth hockey in the area is a low priority for The Pond, which is well known to prefer to keep its sheets of ice empty an unused rather than offer up reasonable alternative programs. The Ponds version of stick and puck (Pond or Barn time) is only offered in mixed age groups, The Pond doesn't allow any pick up style games during its stick and puck and the mixed environment isn't the safest for younger children.