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 eighth 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, funnel cake, 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 for different days including live DJ nights, a tacky sweater party and much more. Do you have a skater who can’t get enough and happens to have a birthday between November 20 and January 4th? Why not consider a Skating in the Park Birthday Package?
Go ahead and save the date to spend New Year’s Eve at the rink with your family. Rocket City Mom is the proud media sponsor for the Lil’ Ball Drop – a kid-friendly NYE celebration on December 31st.
Skating In the Park 2019
Dates/Times: November 15 – January 12
Monday – Thursday: 4PM – 9PM
Friday: 4PM – 10PM
Saturday: 10AM – 10PM
Sunday: Noon – 8:00PM
Location: Big Spring Park / Huntsville Museum of Art (map)
Cost: $15 (ages 10+), $10 (ages 9 and under)
$13 Groups of 10 or more
$5 Scooter Rental
$5 DISCOUNT IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN SKATES
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