Frequently Asked Roller Hockey Questions

Round Rock Roller Hockey is located inside Rock Sports Arena in Round Rock, TX. If you are a new player wanting to register, Click Here. Please use the Contact Form for general inquiries. As we are experience significant growth, the 2019 Season Two schedule will be split between Monday and Tuesday night games. The remainder of the current season’s games start at 7:30 on Tuesday nights. Join us!

The Most Common Questions

When does the season start?

A season runs 10 weeks and the leagues play continuously throughout the calendar year.

Where are you located?

We play all of our Round Rock Roller Hockey league games inside Rock Sports Arena in Round Rock, TX.

The address is 3918 Gattis School Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664 – Google Map.

You might find Austin Sports Arena on some Google searches. The arena staff is aware of this and working to get the new name and brand aligned accordingly. The physical address above, as well as the physical address on Google, is correct.

How much does it cost?

The 10-week season dues are $170 when paid prior to draft day. The season’s dues on or after draft day are $190. All club dues are based entirely on the cost of renting the arena. You can find more details about registration here and payment details as well as installment options here.

What equipment is required?

Required Equipment

You must have…

  • Inline skates suitable for playing hockey
  • Hockey shinguards
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey helmet
  • Hockey stick (no rubber street blades)
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey jersey / Roller hockey shirt
  • Suitable pants/shorts
  • Groin protection
  • 2 hockey jerseys – one light for home team and one dark for visitors team

Optional but recommended equipment…

  • Hockey skates designed specifically for playing roller hockey
  • Breezers
  • Helmet with shield or cage
  • Mouth guard
  • Roller hockey pants

How often are games?

The 2019 schedule will see us toggle back and forth between Tuesday night games with one league and at least two distinct leagues, separated by skill level – A League and B League – split between Monday and Tuesday night game times. A league will play scheduled games every Tuesday night with games starting at 7:30pm. B League will play on Monday nights starting in May with games starting at 8pm. You can see the current season’s schedule here.

How long is a season?

A season is 10 weeks in total. 8 weeks of league play and 2 weeks of play-offs.

Can girls play?

Absolutely. We currently have quite a few active female players in our league. We strongly encourage anyone and everyone who wants to participate to lace up and skate with us. We allow teenagers 14 years or older to skate in our adult league too. Everyone is welcome regardless of gender or skill level.

I’m not that good / I’m “old” and out of shape…can I still join and get to play?

Yes you will get to play. There are no bench warmers in our league. A significant number of our current players are middle-aged and older men and women with plenty of worldly responsibilities and little time for maintaining the stamina we had as teenagers. We routinely have new players that come to us and say things like…”I played 20 years ago…” or “I used to play but haven’t skated in a long time…”. If this is you, you are in the right place. Join us!

Since we have grown enough to separate the club into at least two distinct leagues, based entirely on skill level, we are even more accommodating to those of us who are not teenagers with infinite stamina or life long hockey players. Overall, we are a very mixed and diverse league in terms of skill level. We encourage anyone who can skate and has any hockey experience to join us, regardless of how long you have been playing or the level of your individual skills. You will be a contributing part of your team regardless of your athleticism or hockey prowess.

What is the minimum age to play in the adult league?

The minimum age for any player in the adult league is 14. We currently have quite a few teenagers, ranging widely in age and skill level, playing in the adult league. A teenage player has all of the same requirements, fees, and expectations of any adult league member.

Can I join mid-season?

Yes…however, mid-season registrations go to the waiting list.

Keep in mind that we draft teams at the beginning of the season with a concentrated effort to have a competitive league.

New players join our club all the time, year round. Joining mid-season is certainly encouraged and we will do everything we can to get you in the game and on a team as quickly as possible. After you fill out the registration form a league administrator will contact you to discuss team placement and substitution options.

What is the Draft?

Our league is more organized than most. We don’t play pick-up games during league play. Here is how the draft works…

First, players register and a skill level is assigned to them based on either the league administrator and referee’s experience watching that player or by self-assigning a skill level during registration. New players are generally asked about their experience in order to determine within which league they will be most competitive even after they self-assign a skill level. We want the leagues to be fun and competitive.

Next, registered players are put on the draft list. Team Captains can “save” one player that is automatically assigned to their team. Team Captains then draw an envelope with a number inside that will determine the draft order.

After that, the draft begins and Team Captains build a team.

Once you have been drafted to a team, that will be your team for the remainder of that season and throughout the playoffs. This has created a fair and level, but highly competitive, league system within Round Rock Roller Hockey. At the end of the 10 week season, we draft again and a new season starts with fresh teams.


Payment Questions

Do you have payment plans?

Unfortunately, No. The 10-week league dues are $170 when paid prior to draft day and $190 when paid on or after draft day. We will prorate the season’s dues for a player joining mid season when the situation warrants that. You can find more details about payment options here.

Is there a Group/Family/Sibling discount?

No. Since the club dues are based on the cost of renting the arena, there are no standard group or family discounts offered at this time. Please contact a club administrator using the Contact Form here if you have a large group interested in joining.

What is your refund policy?

Round Rock Roller Hockey does not issue refunds of any kind or for any reason.

Do you offer any league discounts?

No. The per-player club dues are based on the cost of operating the club. 


Equipment Questions

Are there showers?

No, there are no shower facilities at this location. However there are restrooms and locker rooms available.

Do you rent equipment?

No. We currently do not provide any equipment of any kind (other than game pucks).


Season Related Questions

Is there open play or pick-up games?

We offer $12 Stick & Puck drop-in games from time to time. Check the Special Events button in the menu above for the latest information. Otherwise, we do not offer open rink time or drop-in games at this time.

What is the format of the league?

According to Urban Dictionary, our adult league is a Beer League even though we don’t do any organized drinking afterwards.

We have at least two distinct leagues based on skill level – A League and B League. Once we have enough players we intend to split into three distinct leagues with solid A, B, and C skilled players in each respectively.

Our players are a huge mix of skill and experience levels ranging from some playing hockey since childhood to others that can skate but have little hockey experience.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

We play a 10 week season where 8 weeks are league play and the last 2 weeks are playoffs. You get to play 10 games regardless of where your team ranks at the end of the season.

Teams are drafted about a week prior to the season starting in an open, fun, and competitive style draft. Once drafted, a player is on that team for the duration of the season.

We strive to provide an opportunity for everyone who wants to play to join us, play the game, and enjoy the sportsmanship, camaraderie, and competition that a recreational adult sports league can provide.

Can we request to be on a certain team?

Yes, you can request to be on a certain team. However there is no guarantee for specific placement as the club administration does make ample effort to keep the teams evenly split in terms of skill and experience level in order to provide for an enjoyable experience for all players.

How long are the games?

One hour.


General Club Questions

Is this place, Rock Sports Arena, the same as ASA?

Yes and no! Round Rock Roller Hockey is located inside what was once called the Austin Sports Arena. The arena has been rebranded as Rock Sports Arena. The address is 3918 Gattis School Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664 – Google Map.

You might find Austin Sports Arena on some Google searches. The arena staff is aware of this and working to get the new name and brand aligned accordingly. The physical address above, as well as the physical address on Google, is correct.

Do you have drop-in times?

Not at this time.

Do you rent the rink to others for games?

The rink is available for rental through the Rockin’ City Roller Girls.  You can contact them through their website here.

Can we bring in outside food?

Yes, outside food and drinks are welcome.

Is there food available for purchase?

Food is not available for purchase at this time. There are quite a few fast food and fast casual dining options available the immediate vicinity.

Is there a water fountain?

Yes, two actually!

Do we have to sign a waiver?

Yes. You must sign the league’s waiver before you will be allowed to skate.

Do you have tournaments?

We currently schedule 1 to 2 tournaments annually. Use the Contact Form here to be notified of upcoming tournaments and special events.

Do you offer lessons?

Hockey and/or skating lessons are available.  Please use the Contact Form here and a club administrator will be in touch with details as soon as possible.

Is there an entry fee to watch games?

No. Please bring your friends and family and enjoy a game!


Youth League Questions

Currently we do not offer a youth league and do not have plans to do so in the near future. We do allow teenagers aged 14 years or older to play in the adult league. The current season has quite a few teenagers actively participating in weekly games.


Round Rock Roller Hockey Club Rules & Regs

Round Rock Roller Hockey Club is a Beer League inline hockey club that generally follows the standard rules for inline hockey as established by the Inline Hockey Association (IHA) with minor adjustments to suit our league.

Round Rock Roller Hockey General Rules and Regs…

  • Games are played with 5 on 5 teams, 4 skaters and 1 goalie per team
  • Goalies are independent and rotate between teams and games
  • Game length is three 14 minute periods
  • The clock continuously run and will ONLY stop for timeouts or injuries.
  • A tied season game ends in a shootout
  • Penalties will be enforced using the IHA rule book
  • No offsides are icing is called for inline hockey
  • Fighting results in immediate ejection from game and possible league suspension

Player Conduct and Responsibilities…

  • Good sportsmanship is expected from all club members at all times
  • Players are expected to support their team and be on time for games
  • Player should communicate with their team captain for absences or issues
  • Club membership payments should be made promptly
  • Round Rock Roller Hockey does not issue refunds of any kind for any reason