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Skating in the Park Returns to Huntsville

Skating in the Park Returns to Huntsville

  • Open November 17 - January 7, 2024.
  • Cost: $10-15
people ice skating in front of the Huntsville Museum of Art

It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever with more special events and more opportunities for slippery family fun! Skating in the Park is one of our favorite holiday activities and if you haven’t already given it a try, we encourage you to do so this year. We’re confident it will become one of your favorite memories of the season as well.

As the name indicates the outdoor ice skating rink is set up directly behind the Huntsville Art Museum in Big Spring Park. Now in its tenth year, this fundraiser for the museum has been a huge hit financially in addition to all the fun. That means you can feel doubly great about spending your money since you’re supporting the arts in Huntsville while having a blast.

How Much Does it Cost?

Speaking of spending your money… This isn’t a super cheap day of fun, but it’s not crazy expensive either and it provides a great opportunity for the whole family to have fun together with no screens in sight! Prices are as follows: $15 for ages 10+; $10 for ages 9 and under; $13 for groups of 10 or more. Prices include skate rental, and you can save $5 if you bring your own skates from home.

Are there some in your family who are a bit vertically challenged when on skates? Not a problem. Scooter rentals are available too for just $5.

Snacks, Special Events, & Amenities

Hot cocoa and hot coffee are available at the snack bar by the rink, and if you get hungry there are hot pretzels, popcorn, and other snacks. The City of Huntsville has also provided their spacious & stroller-friendly portable restrooms with changing tables adjacent to the rink.

There are lots of other fun activities planned at the rink for different days – keep an eye on their Facebook Page for those announcements as well as weather updates.

Skating In the Park 2023

Dates/Times: November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Skating Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 4PM – 9PM
Friday: 4PM – 10PM
Saturday: 10AM – 10PM
Sunday: Noon – 8:00PM
Special hours when school is out. For the latest updates, special events, and weather announcements, be sure to check Facebook or Instagram.

Location: Big Spring Park / Huntsville Museum of Art (map)
Cost: $15 for ages 10 and up; $10 for ages 9 and under
$13 Groups of 10 or more
$5 Scooter Rental
School Rates: Skating in the Park offers special school rates on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays when school is in session. From 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on those days, admission is $8 for ages 10 & up and $5 for ages 9 and under. Additionally, scooters are free.

More Info: View Website | Skating in the Park on Facebook | Instagram | Or call 256-535-4350, ext. 208

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