Ice skating outdoors might not seem like a typical Birmingham, Alabama activity. After all, our Novembers regularly reach 70 degrees! But Railroad Park aims to change that – for a while. The park has published its ice rink schedule in its event calendar, and our hopes are high for this year’s ice rink.
You can begin to re-learn ice skating every day of the week between 11AM and 9PM, and between 10AM and 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Interestingly, the park only offers entry tickets bundled with a rental of ice skates. I don’t know many people in Birmingham who wouldn’t need to rent skates, so it’s great that they’re included in the price ($12).
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The Boxcar Cafe will also undergo a temporary transformation. The cafe will begin to serve “cold weather fare” such as cocoa.
The rink will open for the final day (until next year’s winter) on January 1st. Finally, a tip: pay for your tickets when you get there, since ordering online adds an extra fee. I don’t know why venues still do that, but I bet it has something to do with contracting out third-party e-commerce providers (who want a cut of the action).