Third season of Skating in the Park opens November 21

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Downtown Huntsville’s Skating in the Park is back for a third season. The rink officially opens Friday, November 21 and is open until January 4, 2015.

Skating in the Park is located directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art. The rink is open seven days a week, with extended hours during the week of Thanksgiving and during area schools’ Christmas Break.

Normal Rink hours:

  • Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m.
  • Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. until midnight
  • Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

Extended Rink hours:

  • Monday, November 24 through Wednesday, November 26,  10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, November 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29  from 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, Nov. 30 from noon to 8 p.m.

This year’s prices include a new youth price. Admission is $10 per person for ages 9 and up; $5 for 8 and under; and $8 per person for groups of 10 or more. Skaters have the option to rent ice skates for $3 and scooters for $5. You are also welcome to use your own ice skates.

“We are very excited to open our third season with a larger rink,” said Dabsey Maxwell, Museum Foundation Board President. “This event is a major collaborative effort between sponsors, the City of Huntsville, the museum board and staff, and we thank everyone who has helped create this tradition in our community. It’s so rewarding during the holidays to see beginner and professional skaters, children with grandparents, engagements, birthdays, a skating Santa, all coming together on ice at the museum.”

Visitors are invited inside the Museum to view holiday exhibitions or receive a 20 percent discount in the gift store.

For more information on this year’s Skating in the Park, visit the Huntsville Museum of Art’s website or call the rink’s direct line at (256) 529-7995.