In Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham, if you enjoy the cold and Winter season, like I do, you can lace up some skates and enjoy the downtown high-rise buildings on an ice skating rink! That’s right, an ice skating rink! Birmingham has turned into Brrrmingham!
Open through January 16th, the 50′ x 70′ outdoor rink is located on Railroad Park’s 17th Street Plaza for all to enjoy. The rink is open seven days a week, including Christmas and New Years. The Boxcar is fully stocked with hot chocolate and other cold weather fare. Railroad Park is also hosting birthday parties, holiday parties, and corporate gatherings at the rink.
The park will also host different theme nights open to the public, including “Tacky Sweater Night,” “UAB Blazer Night,” “Neon Night,” etc. Tickets are $10 per person for a 2 hour session on the rink including the skate rental! Two hour sessions begin at 11 am on weekdays and 10 am on Friday and Saturday.
Here is a short video and pictures I took at the rink. No, I don’t know how to skate and will not risk falling over multiple times! Learn more at: http://railroadpark.org/iceskating.php