Playland Skate Center is your place for roller skating in Austin, TX. We offer skating for the most beginner skater, to advanced teams that compete and win at a national level. To help you learn, we have multiple options for lessons including our free skate lessons on Sunday mornings, private lessons with our instructor, and speed skating lessons on Fridays.
Every Friday night from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm we offer a beginner speed skating class. The class is free to first time students and all that we require you to bring is a helmet. If you do not have your own pair of speed skates, not to worry, our instructors provide a few pairs of speed skates that are available for you to try.
The speed skating classes are taught by the Texas Speed Club Coach, Sonny Felter. Sonny has been teaching at Playland Skate Center for many years and learned to skate when he was 12 years old! He was one of the first members of Austin’s first speed team, Capitol Speed Club and since then has competed in several areas including speed skating, roller hockey, and artistic skating. He holds two Division speed titles and two Relay speed titles.
The Texas Speed Club offers both inline and quad speed skating for the whole family. This great sport is one where not only can the kids compete and learn, but mom and dad can be there right beside them as part of the team – not just cheering from the sidelines.
We hope to see you here this Friday night for your very first speed skating class at 6:00 pm sharp! Just don’t forget your helmet! And, if you come and skate with us tonight and decide you love the sport, the classes are $7 each on going, or you can purchase a monthly unlimited pass for $50 that includes all of the speed skate practices plus anytime the rink is open to the public.