Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) and Redstone Federal Credit Union, lead rink sponsor, are excited to announce a recent decision to keep Skating in the Park OPEN through Monday, January 19. This year marks the third annual Skating in the Park, HMA’s outdoor ice skating rink in Downtown Huntsville. The rink is open seven days a week.

“The Huntsville Museum of Art has had so much interest in the ice rink this year with more than 10,000 skaters to date,” Dabsey Maxwell, president of the Museum Foundation Board, said. “With so few family activities offered in January and numerous public requests to keep the rink open longer, we have decided to stay open through the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.”

The rink is currently offering extended holiday hours as follows:
NEW YEAR’S EVE – 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. NEW YEAR’S DAY – noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2: 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 3: 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday, Jan. 4: noon to 8 p.m.

“We extend our sincere thanks to the City of Huntsville for its support and assistance in bringing residents and visitors to Downtown Huntsville during a time of year when it is not normally so bustling with people,” Christopher J. Madkour, HMA Executive director, said.

Beginning Monday, January 5, rink hours will be as follows:
Monday through Thursday: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.
FINAL WEEKEND HOURS: Sunday, January 18: 12 to 10 p.m. Monday, January 19: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. LAST DAY TO SKATE!

Saturday, January 3 – Mayor’s “Battle” for the Cup – 7 to 10 a.m. Before the rink opens to the public at 10 a.m. on January 3, spectators can enjoy the final games of the first outdoor round-robin hockey tournament with the North Alabama Hockey Association’s “Mite” Division (age 8). The top teams out of eight will compete that morning and battle for the Mayor’s Cup, which will be presented at approximately 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday, January 14 – Skate with the UAH Chargers Hockey Team – 7 to 9 p.m. Back by popular demand, the UAH Chargers will return to Skating in the Park to skate with the public on Thursday, January 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.

This year’s pricing structure offers a NEW youth price. Admission is $10 per person for ages 9 and up, $5 for ages 8 and under, and $8 per person for groups of 10 or more. Skaters have the option to rent skates for $3 and scooters for $5. Visitors may also use their own skates. For more information, visit or call 256-479-2622 for the rink’s direct line or 256-535-4350 for the museum’s main line. Find Skating in the Park on Facebook at or follow SkatingInThePark on Twitter, #skatinginthepark.