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"Dude, we found some black ice, but ended up grinding a hill and copping some road rash."
We dig Fritz Blaw and his Motorblade inline skate school. If you want to learn basic inline skating techniques, as well as street stunts, tricks, and games such as roller hockey, he's the man. Call (512) 323-5457 for classes. Also, email

The first all-Austin inline skating web site recently came online: 

The Veloway, of course. A 3.1 mile, off street, paved bicycle and blading track. It's free and open from sun up to sun down. Check out this link for a description. It's located near the corner of  South Mopac Expressway and La Crosse Avenue. Check out this map for details.

A place you shouldn't skate at is the former Mueller Airport which is now closed. Acres and acres of  flat, paved surfaces, but it's city-owned land. Um, so, you didn't hear about it here.

Did I mention skateboards? It's all here.

Skating rinks and parks:

Austin Recreation Center -- outdoor skate park operated by the Austin Department of  Parks and Recreation. 1301 Shoal Creek (not open yet??). (512) 499-6700
Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex -- new indoor skating venue. 1156 Hargrave at Rosewood Avenue. (512) 472-6932
Ramp Ranch -- outdoor skate park. 10355 W. Highway 29.  (512) 515-7600
Playland Skating Center -- indoor skating venue. 8822 McCann Drive.  (512) 452-1901
Round Rock Roller Rink -- indoor skating venue. 15501 N. FM 620. (512) 218-0103
Skateworld Walnut Creek -- indoor skating venue. 826 Rutland Drive. (512) 837-2829
Skateworld Northwest -- indoor skating venue. 9514 Anderson Mill Road. (512) 258-8886