Chaparral Ice teaches the Learn to Skate USA curriculum, utilized by more than 1,000 programs worldwide and endorsed by the U.S. Figure Skating Association, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, the Professional Skaters Association, and Special Olympics. With fun and safety at their core, our classes provide fundamentals for recreational skating, and a solid foundation for achieving success in figure skating, hockey, and other ice sports. Year-round day and evening classes are available!
 
Kathy Goeke
Figure Skating Programs Manager
512-252-8500, ext. 125
 
 
 
Click here for our May-June Class Brochure
 
  Click here to enroll online 
 
Our next session of classes for all ages and levels begins on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Register in person, or online and save $10! On-time and online registration closes 24 hours before first class.
 

NEXT SESSION:              TUITION AND REGISTRATION:

WEDNESDAYS 5/3-6/21            $140 Online (register by 6 p.m., 5/2)
8-Class Session                        $150 On-Time In Person (register at rink by 6 p.m., 5/2)
                                                       $155 Late Registration (on first class day or later)
 
SATURDAYS 5/6-6/24                $104 Online (register by noon, 5/5)
6-Class Session                        $114 On-Time In Person (register at rink by noon, 5/5)
No Classes 5/27 or 6/10!         $119 Late Registration (on first class day or later)
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • One 30-min. class lesson per week (25 min. instruction)
  • 4 free public session admission passes and unlimited $5 public session admissions
  • Free skate rental for classes through Basic 6/Adult 6 (skaters in our Free Skate and Specialty classes must have their own skates)
  • Annual Learn to Skate USA membership including skills booklet, testing, level badges, sports insurance, and more
  • Makeup classes during current session (all classes and makeup lessons expire at the end of current enrolled session)
 
BEGINNER CLASSES - Discover, Learn, Play!    
 
    
 
Safety first! All skaters in our beginner classes are encouraged to wear a properly-fitted sports helmet, provided by skater/parent.
 
All skaters in Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1, and Adult 1 must attend Newcomer Orientation on the first day of class, 30 minutes prior to class start time.
 
SNOWPLOW SAM 1-2-3-4
Ages 3-5 (Skaters must be at least 3 years old)
Wednesdays 5:40 p.m. or Saturdays 11:15 a.m.
For first timers and continuing beginners age 3-5, these classes focus on fun, safety, and building confidence while learning age-appropriate, play-based beginner skills. (Note, 1-2-3-4 are class levels, not skater ages.)
View curriculum.
 
BASIC 1
Ages 6-14
Wednesdays 5:40 p.m. or Saturdays 11:15 a.m.
This introductory class is for first-timers and beginners with no prior skating class experience. Beginner class focuses on fun and safety while learning basic forward skating and introduces stops and backward skating.
View curriculum.
                                                                                            
BASIC 2
Ages 6-14
Wednesdays 5:40 p.m. or Saturdays 10:45 a.m.
Skaters will continue learning forward skating skills including one-foot glides and will add backward gliding, backward swizzles, snowplow stops, and more to their repertoire. Skaters must pass Basic 1 before registering for Basic 2.
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INTERMEDIATE CLASSES - The FUNdamentals!
 
     
 
BASIC 3-6
Wednesdays 5:10 p.m. or Saturdays 10:45 a.m.
These levels develop all of the fundamental skating skills including forward and backward turns, crossovers, edges, and an introduction to simple jumps and spins. The classes will also introduce skaters to basic athleticism, agility, balance, coordination, and speed, preparing them to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.
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ADVANCED CLASSES -- Time to Take Flight!
 
    
 
PRE-FREE SKATE AND FREE SKATE 1-6
Wednesdays 5:10 p.m. or Saturdays 10:15 a.m.
Each level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, steps, spins, and jumps -- all of which build on previously-learned skills, providing skaters a strong foundation for all elements. Skaters in Pre-Free Skate and above must be in their own skates!
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ADULT FREE SKATE WORKSHOP
Saturdays 10:15 a.m.
This class will work on most of the same skills as the regular Free Skate 1-6 classes, but with combined levels and focused on adult students' individual training needs.
 
ADULT CLASSES -- REdiscover the FUN!
 
    
 
Whether it’s your first time on the ice, you’re returning to a favorite pastime from childhood, or you wish to continue training for competitions, our classes will guide you through the process with a focus on fun and safety. Our Adult 1-6 classes are scheduled so that you may enjoy the ice at the same time as your children in our Snowplow and Basic 1 classes – no need for a sitter!
 
Safety first! All skaters in our beginner classes are encouraged to wear a properly-fitted sports helmet, provided by skater/parent.

All skaters in Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1, and Adult 1 must attend Newcomer Orientation on the first day of class, 30 minutes prior to class start time.
 
ADULT 1
Wednesdays 5:40 p.m. or Saturdays 11:15 a.m.
This class is designed for new skaters age 15 and up with limited or no prior skating class experience, and for skaters returning to the ice after a long break. Adult 1 skaters must attend the Newcomer Orientation meeting on the first day of class, 30 minutes prior to class time.
View curriculum.
 
ADULT 2-6
Wednesdays 5:40 p.m. or Saturdays 11:15 a.m.
These classes cover the same skills as the youth Basic 3-6 classes, but geared toward an adult learning style. After Adult 6, skaters may advance to the Adult Free Skate Workshop or to the regular-curriculum Free Skate 1-6 classes.
View curriculum.
 
SPECIALTY CLASSES
 
 
Specialty classes are offered each session as a supplement to our regular Learn to Skate classes and to enhance the training experience for more advanced skaters. Classes are rotated each session and cover a variety of disciplines including Power Skating, Connections Edge Class, Spinspirations, Moves in the Field, Ice Dancing, and more.
 
The March-April session includes the classes below. Drop-ins are available for the Power & Spins and Axel UP! classes only.
  • Step by Step: Take the edges and turns you already know and turn them into winning step sequences. Free Skate 3 & up.
  • Power & Spins: A 45-min. combined concept class featuring full-ice cardio plus spin technique. Pre-Free Skate & up.
  • Axel UP!: For skaters struggling to master the Axel and those ready to make the leap to double rotation jumps. Free Skate 6 & up.
  • Through the Looking Glass 2: A continuation of Through the Looking Glass 1, but this time taught on-ice and using the rink glass as mirrors to improve performances. Basic 6 & up. Skaters must have attended at least 5 classes of Looking Glass 1 to register.
  • Be sure to see the current Specialty Class flier for full information.
 
SHOWTIME AT CHAPARRAL!
 
 
Lights, skates, costumes, aanndd ... ACTION!! Chaparral is proud to host ice skating shows several times a year featuring our Learn to Skate students and high-level competitive skaters from the Central Texas area. We typically host our largest production in the spring, and always have a holiday show during December. Our spring show themes have ranged from "Frozen" to "Star Wars," with our holiday shows featuring creative concepts such as time travel and "Keep Austin Weird" vibes! We are also honored to have been invited to perform each of the past five years at the HEB Center in Cedar Park as part of the Texas Stars AHL hockey game intermissions, with casts up to 75 skaters performing in the 6,000-seat arena! Be sure to watch this space for information about your chance to skate in our upcoming shows! 
 
OTHER SKATING CLASS OPTIONS
 
FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES
Not sure yet if regular classes are right for you? Try our FREE introductory Learn to Skate classes on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. (and on Sundays at 5:15 p.m. for hockey skaters). Register in person by 1:15 p.m. for our Saturday class. Skate rental is included. Class size is limited, so arrive EARLY to sign up with the cashier! (Guests who wish to skate on public session before or after the free class must purchase public session admission/skate rental.) The Saturday Free Class is for skaters age 6 and up only who have never had skating lessons. For skaters 5 and under, we offer a $10 private lesson. (For the Sunday 5:15 hockey free class, please contact Angie Vaught to make a reservation.)
 
BLIZZARD BLITZ
Summer Blizzard Blitz week-long intensive classes are offered weekly each summer. Blitz classes include one 30-minute lesson each day, Monday-Friday mornings, plus all-day public skating until 5 p.m. Basic 1-up classes are for ages 6 and up. Watch this space for information on our 2017 Blizzard Blitz classes.
 
"BE EXCELLENT" SUMMER TRAINING (BEST)
BEST is a summer training program for skaters in Freeskate 1-6, and PrePreliminary-up competitive skaters. Daily on-ice and off-ice classes are offered, as well as daily, weekly, and monthly rates. The more you skate, the more you save! Classes include Moves in the Field, Ballet, Choreography, Strength & Conditioning, Tricks of the Trade, On-Ice and Off-Ice Jump Harness, Jumps, Spins, and more! New this summer, most classes will be divided between low and high levels to better serve the training needs of our more advanced skaters. Click here for our 2016 BEST brochure to see all the fun we had this summer. Check back in February for our 2017 brochure!
 
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.
 
LEARN TO SKATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Learn to Skate Terms and Conditions were updated on July 1, 2016.
 
Chaparral Ice reserves the right to close, cancel, combine, split, or reschedule classes based on enrollment numbers.
 
 

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