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'Skate! A Night at the Rink': Heaven on Wheels
Choreographer Allison Orr liked the moves she saw at the rink so much, she invited local skaters to dance
"...Allison Orr's reaction when she first ventured into the Playland Skate Center a few years ago and witnessed the..."

July 18, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Skate! A Night at the Rink'
Forklift's skating party disguised as a modern dance show returns to the rink
"...As any good skater knows, one good turn around the track deserves another...."

March 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Skate Listings
"...Skate ParksINTELLECT ROLLERS REALM Turn off the Sega, and grab..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Shadrock Roberts

City Hall on Wheels
Mayor Leffingwell to kick off Texas Rollergirls' 2010 season
"...whistle to kick off the minibout round robin at Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive at 7pm...."

Feb. 27, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Two Wheels Good, Eight Wheels Better
Texas Rollergirls get bike crazy for bout two
"...this month's bout, taking place tonight, April 25, at Playland Skate Center...."

April 25, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers Dominate Alamo City All-Stars
in I-35 Blowout
"...Last Sunday the Playland Skate Center hosted two bouts – one thrilling, one..."

April 4, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Luv Doc Recommends: Texas Rollergirls Rock-n-Rollerderby™ Championship Bout
Playland Skate Center, Sunday, October 24, 2004
"...Hustlers in the Texas Rollergirls 2004 Championship at the Playland Skate Center. Also on the bill is a grudge..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: New Year’s Eve with K-Tel Hit Machine and Tosca Strings
Playland Skate Center, Sunday, December 31, 2006
"...something for you. New Year's Eve they’re hosting a skate party at Playland featuring the K-Tel Hit Machine and..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

Hotrods, Hell Marys for TXRG Championship
Honky Tonk Heartbreakers fail to break points deficit, finalizing championship line-up
" the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers on Sunday night at Playland Skate Center, in the last pre-championship bout of the..."

July 7, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Texies on the Move
Flat-track league moves Downtown, hits Chicago
"...Derby league will be moving to the Austin Convention Center...."

Nov. 6, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Shade Rolls Out of Council Race?
This April 1 release from the Shade campaign
"...made the surprise announcement this morning in front of Playland Skate Center, home of the Texas Rollergirls, saying she..."

April 1, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Skate! A Night at the Rink
Forklift Danceworks' latest was a big wet kiss to the communal joys of roller-skating
"...Skate! A Night at the Rink..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Electric Skaterland
Austin births a Roller Derby renaissance
"...That means a skater is down and hasn't gotten back up. As the..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Sports Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Night the Lights Went Out at the Roller Derby
"...Roller Derby league hosted a bout at their headquarters, Playland Skate Center. The Hustlers faced off against the Assassination..."

June 7, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Be Our Guest
Local attractions wish to welcome Hurricane Ike evacuees with deep discounts.
"...providing Austin’s youth with a place to bowl, roller skate, watch movies, play arcade games and more, the MYEC..."

Sept. 18, 2008 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

Austin wonders if Billy Bob Thornton will hop onstage with Tori Amos.
"...been a coup d'état in Austin's roller-derby ranks. Several skaters have broken away from Bad Girl, Good Woman Productions..."

April 25, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Playing Through
The Texas Rollergirls on Sarah Palin and what it takes to be both tough and feminine
"...Gutierrez (aka RadioActive) after a recent bout at the Playland Skate Center. "She hasn't taken a hit, not really."..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

Playing Through
The visiting Big Easy Rollergirls Roller Derby squad hopes they are up to the monumental task of defeating the Texas Rollergirls' Hotrod Honeys
"...faces TXRG's Hotrod Honeys on June 1 at the Playland Skate Center, knowing the stories...."

May 30, 2008 Column by Richard Whittaker

Hell Marys Crowned '07 Season Champs
"...held their championship bout last Sunday at the raucous Playland Skate Center and it more than lived up to..."

Aug. 9, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Qmmunity: A Bittersweet Goodbye From Q Editor Sarah Marloff
Sending it off with Mahogany Project and QueerBomb fundraiser
"...Austin Pride Rainbow Skate Get yer heart eyes on for an old-school skate..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Column by Sarah Marloff

Roller Derby Update: 7/24/10
TXRG championship while Lonestar rolls on
"...bout is tonight, July 24, at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs (doors 6pm, whistle 7pm.) Tickets available..."

July 24, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: LGBTQ and the Search for a Wide Enough Umbrella
Plus, OUTsider Fest is here to queer up your weekend
"...and more. Wed., Feb. 27, 6:30-9pm. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron. Free. Q'd Up..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

This Charming Wham
Texecutioners host Charm City Roller Girls Sunday
"...The bout takes place June 27 at Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive: First whistle at 7pm,..."

June 24, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Art of Roller Derby
Chief Acevedo to blow whistle at Texas Rollergirls bout
"...WHERE: Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive..."

May 23, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Pride Week Commences
Party with Qmmunity, That Time of the Month, and Andy Campbell
"...Rainbow Skate Pride Week Get into the Boogie Wonderland theme for..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Good Eye: Settlers of Caftan
"...Playland Skate Center is perfect, but really anywhere with black..."

July 24, 2014 Photo Gallery

Arch Support
Foot Patrol's TJ Wade might just know the meaning of 'toe jam football'
"...Foot Patrol releases Pussyfooting Sunday, May 1, at Playland Skate Center, 6pm. $20 gets you skate rental, beer,..."

April 29, 2011 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Roller Derby Update: 9/4/10
The Austin Derby Brats need you!
"...The 2010 scrimmage session II, intended for experienced returning skaters, runs Sept. 15-Oct. 10, with a skills assessment session..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Derby Dozen(ish)
2010's local and global Roller Derby highlights
"...banked track Lone Star league left the Austin Convention Center for the riverside views from the Palmer Events Center,..."

Jan. 6, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

"...will guide the transition into the city's new animal center in East Austin. The five finalists are out-of-towners Linda..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature

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