Dallas Stars, playing all of their home games
at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The Stars
won the Calder Cup Championship in 2013-
14, and have captured two Western Conference
Championships (2009-10, 2013-14) as well as
two division championships (2012-13, 2013-
14). The team has qualified for the Calder Cup
Playoffs in five of their first six seasons.
Sexy, and on wheels. Welcome to all-girl roll-er-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.
The Austin Rugby Football Club and
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 divi-
sional 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 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 direc-
tions, or call the clubhouse.
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 Cayman 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.
1301 Shoal Creek Bouldevard, Austin
The Aztex play their homes games at
House Park, located in the heart of down-
town Austin. The historic 6,000-capacity
stadium, opened in 1939, is a short walk from
local pubs, and is close to many Austin attrac-
tions 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.
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.
Aussie’s Bar and Grill
306 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Nets and brewskis are a natural combination.
Aussie’s maintains league play in the summer.
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
Call PARD for a complete listing of the
28 first-come, first-served free municipal
tennis court facilities found throughout the
city. The city’s larger municipal facilities
may charge a small usage fee and may also
Photo by ;teve DeMent Photography
Photo courtesy of Texas ;tars Hockey