Skating in the Park FAQs2021-12-01T17:34:38+00:00
How much does it cost to rent skates?2020-12-07T20:37:21+00:00

Skate rentals are $5. For adults, that makes the total admission price $15 and then $10 for kids under 9 years of age. You are allowed to bring your own skates and not pay the rental fee. You can also rent a scooter for $5.

Is there a limit to how many people can skate?2021-10-12T18:49:32+00:00

To keep the rink open enough to comfortably move around, there is a limit of 125 skaters at a time.

Can I rent the rink for a private event?2022-10-20T15:32:07+00:00
How do I set up a birthday party on the ice?2021-12-01T17:34:12+00:00

We do not have official birthday party packages, but groups of 10 or more receive a $2 discount on admission per person. You are more than welcome to use one of our benches to set up your party supplies, but you will need to provide your own plates and utensils.

Will Santa make an appearance at the rink?2021-10-12T18:48:43+00:00

Yes, Skating Santa will make an appearance. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages, @Skatinginthepark, for updates about special events.

Is the rink open on Thanksgiving and Christmas?2021-10-12T18:45:01+00:00

Yes. The rink is open 7 days a week , including holidays. Start a new family tradition this season at Skating in the Park!

What type of skates are available?2021-10-12T18:44:54+00:00

Hockey skates.

What size skates are available?2021-10-12T18:48:50+00:00

The skates range from toddler size 7 to adult size 14. We do not have half sizes.

Who do I contact to setup a group event?2017-11-07T16:24:53+00:00

Andrea Petroff at

Is there a minimum age to skate?2021-10-12T18:42:43+00:00

We do not have a minimum age for skating, but we urge parents to use their best judgement  based on the child’s skating ability. Skate rental begins at toddler size 7.

What are the hours of operation?2021-10-12T18:46:22+00:00

The hours for Skating in the Park can be found in the calendar on the main webpage. Rink hours change when Huntsville City Schools are closed and when there is inclement weather. Follow the Facebook and Instagram pages, @Skatinginthepark, for the most up-to-date rink hours and special events.

Can we leave and come back without charge on the same day?2021-10-12T18:47:14+00:00

Yes. Once you have paid for admission to Skating in the Park, you will receive a wristband that will be good for the entire day.

Are food vendors onsite?2021-10-12T18:46:41+00:00

Yes. Iceworks is the rink-side vendor. Their menu is posted on the main webpage for Skating in the Park.

Is there a place for spectators?2021-10-12T18:46:46+00:00

Yes. Benches are located in multiple areas around the ice skating rink for people to watch the skaters. There are also warming stations provided.

Are there restrooms?2021-10-12T18:46:55+00:00

Yes. There are portable restrooms available on site near the ice skating rink, generously provided by the City of Huntsville. Ice skates are not allowed inside the restrooms.

Is the ice real?2021-10-12T18:47:09+00:00

Yes. We use a mat system for the rink floor that is charged with liquid coolant for the ice making process. Once the mats are in place, a skim coat of water is sprayed onto the mats. The ice is then painted white before layering the ice with more water. The floor is connected to a chiller that circulates the fluid to keep the ice frozen.

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