As the weather starts to cool, you know what time it is: curling time. The fine folks at the Lone Star Curling Club are more than happy to teach you all they know about this Olympic event. Sundays, 9:30am-noon. Chaparral Ice, Northcross Mall, 2525 Anderson Ln.
Austin's premier rink folks are offering free first lessons every Saturday for ages 6 and older. Also, check out their men's, women's, and youth hockey leagues. "Try Me" clinics: Saturdays, noon. Chaparral Ice, 14200 N. I-35, 252-8500 and Northcross Mall, 451-5102. Free.
For those looking to learn more about Austin and get some exercise at the same time, this might do the trick. Choose the type of run, the mileage, and when you'd like to do it, and they'll handle the rest. Advance purchase required.