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Skating in the Park Information

Discounted admission, Huntsville Skating Club skaters, and giveaways to celebrate opening of 4th Annual Skating in the Park on Friday at 4 p.m.!
 
WHO: Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) staff, HMA Foundation Board members, Lead Rink Sponsor Redstone Federal Credit Union, Mix96.9, and cast members from Ava’s One Wish, a Huntsville Skating Club production, will celebrate the opening of Skating in the Park, marking the museum’s fourth year for the outdoor ice rink.
 
WHAT: Skating in the Park is offering 2-for-1 admission from 4 until 7 p.m., and giving away t-shirts to the first 20 skaters. Costumed cast members of Ava’s One Wish, a Huntsville Skating Club production, will be twirling and skating alongside today’s skaters from 4 to 5 p.m.
 
Skating in the Park will be open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK for public skating through Jan. 4, 2016.  Regular hours are 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. There will be extended hours during the week of Thanksgiving and the Christmas break for the Huntsville City School System.
Extended Holiday Hours:
Mon., 11-23, through Thurs., 11-26: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri., 11-27, and Sat., 11-28: 10 a.m. to midnight
Christmas Day: 2 to 10 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 2 to 10 p.m. 
 
WHEN:                 Opening Day Festivities – Friday, November 20, between 4 and 7 p.m.
                               Rink open until midnight. 
WHERE:              Directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art, 300 Church Street South
Big Spring International Park             
 
WHY:                   The Foundation Board of the Huntsville Museum of Art established the ice skating rink in 2011 to help raise funds for the museum and to provide the community with a family-friendly, outdoor holiday activity. It was the FIRST outdoor ice rink in Huntsville. The Foundation and the museum, along with its sponsors, are proud to bring back the popular community event, which brought 14,000 skaters and hundreds more spectators to Downtown Huntsville in 2014.
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