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.

See Also

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

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  • I would take both my kiddos – my youngest might need to rent one of the push around things to help her – but she would love it!!

  • Hi! If I were to win, I’d take my husband and sons. Our second date (first official date – after the fact) was at an ice skating rink and I have a bunch of good memories connected to the one date. It would be a lot of fun to teach my boys to trust themselves in the rink.

  • I would bring my husband so he can be on rebounds with our kids! Lol we’d have a blast I’m sure

  • I would love to win. My 2 daughters and husband have never been ice skating. ⛸ This would be so much fun!

  • I would bring my husband and my kids (5 and 2.5). They would love to go! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Having just moved here this summer, we’re still getting used to the area. Our neighbor told us about this. We’d love to take our kiddos!

  • If I won the giveaway I’d take my daughter, my husband, my mother, and myself. This year has been a tough one for all of us on this earth. Due to the pandemic my family has suffered physically, emotionally, and financially. I would love to have just one night with my family to enjoy the Christmas spirit and forget about all of the ugly that’s going on in this world. God bless every person that has been working hard to set up skating In the park, they don’t know what a blessing they’ve created, families can come in and just unwind. It’s a beautiful escape from this pandemic for sure!

  • If I won the giveaway I’d take my 6 yr old daughter, my husband, my mother, and myself. This pandemic has caused so many families countless hardships, my family included, whether it be socially, physically, mentally, or financially… We’ve all suffered somehow and we all would benefit from a little escape… That’s what skating In the park would be for my family. Getting some time to focus on our daughter, and have good old fashioned family fun, that’s something that would mean the world to us and we’d greatly benefit so I hope we win!!

  • My grandkids would love any of these prizes! We moved here to do these types of things with them!

  • Our family has been looking forward to skating in the park since we heard about it! We just moved to HSV in Oct and are loving all of the things to do!

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