LEISURE AND RECREATION
Photo By Steve DeMent
The top affiliate of the NHL Dallas Stars, the
Texas Stars came out fighting during their
inaugural season in 2009-2010 with a 46-
27 season and then went on to win both its
Division and Conference Championships
and was subsequently awarded the W.
Clarke Trophy. It shares it home venue,
Cedar Park Center, with its NBA counterpart, the Austin Toros.
in community activities, charitable work and
a closer involvement with the business community of Austin. Affiliated with the ARFC is
The Austin Women’s Rugby Football Club,
the Austin Valkyries. Both groups meet
Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week for
practice on Burr Field, and newcomers are
always welcome. Check out the website for
directions, or call the clubhouse.
1301 Shoal Creek Blvd
The Aztex play their homes games at House
Park, located in the heart of downtown
Austin. The historic 6,000-capacity stadium, opened in 1939, is a short walk from
local pubs, and is close to many Austin
attractions including Shoal Creek, Austin's
famous 6th Street, Zilker Park, a skate park,
Austin Recreation Center, and the UT campus. In their inaugural season, the "new"
Austin Aztex finished in the final 8 (of 73
teams). Kids 10 and under are always
admitted free to Aztex home matches.
Parking at the ACC Rio Grande parking
garage in also free.
Sexy, and on wheels. Welcome to all-girl
roller-rama mama entertainment that begs to
be seen to be believed. Watch the four
league teams – the Putas del Fuego, the Holy
Rollers, the Hellcats and the Rhinestone
Cowgirls tear it up at the Playland Skate
Center. Call for the full schedule.
The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club
The Huns splintered off from the Austin
Rugby Football Club in 1972, and haven’t
looked back since. They have a reputation
for tough and scrappy rugby, and have
also toured, playing in countries such as
England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and
the Caymen Islands. Players come from all
walks of life. A time honored Huns tradition
is to gather at Nasty’s, the neighborhood
dive bar, after every game.
There’s nothing like a game of volleyball
on sand, and with a variety of sand
courts to choose from, there’s no reason
not to indulge.
Austin Park Facilities
Zilker Park has four public sand volleyball
courts complete with nets just north of
Barton Springs Road. Pease Park has
three courts without nets, but call PARD to
check with them about net rental.
The Austin Rugby Football Club
The Austin Women’s Rugby Football Club
Rugby is alive and well and kicking and
elbowing and whacking... The Austin
Rugby Football Club is the original Austin
area rugby club, and after its start in 1967,
is still going strong with numerous wins and
divisional titles to their credit. The Austin
Rugby Football Club is also one of only two
rugby clubs in the United States to own its
own grounds and ball clubhouse. In 1992
the club incorporated and restructured to
become a corporate organization by
1994, with the goals of becoming involved
422 W. Riverside Drive
3616 Far West Blvd., Suite 120
809 South Main Street, Georgetown
If you’re a runner, jogger, walker, or power
walker in this town, eventually you’ll find all
roads lead to RunTex. RunTex, a runner’s
equipment store, has listings of calendar
events and running/ walking trails throughout the city.
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