Ice Skating Returns to Railroad Park November 23rd

Brrrmingham presented by VIVA HEALTH returns Friday, November 23 for the third season of ice skating at Railroad Park.

The 50’ by 80’ rink will be on the brick surface of Railroad Park’s Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza. The rink will be open seven days a week through January 6, only closing on Christmas Day. Hours of operation for the rink are 11am to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 10am to 10pm Friday and Saturday.

Ticket prices include skate rental, tax, and unlimited time on the ice. Children 12 and under are $10, adults are $12, and groups of 20 or more skate for $9 per person. Tickets are available online or at the rink.

Though skates are included in the ticket price, individuals are welcome to bring their own skates. Tickets are valid for the entire day. Season passes are also available. Visit for complete information.

“This is our third year with a rink at Railroad Park, and we’re always awed by the transformation into a winter wonderland,” said Camille Spratling, Executive Director, Railroad Park Foundation. “We are expanding the viewing platform this year to welcome more spectators. As always, it is free to visit Railroad Park and we encourage everyone to come enjoy the atmosphere. Particularly in the evening, the lights in the rink area create a truly magical space. One of our privileges at Railroad Park is to create memorable, quintessentially Birmingham experiences, and we’re thrilled to do that for those who come from near and far to ice skate.”

“Railroad Park is establishing quite a tradition for Birmingham with the ice rink, and VIVA HEALTH
is proud to be a part of it,” said Dr. Tara Byrant, MD, Chief Medical Officer of VIVA HEALTH. “We are excited to partner with a group that supports not only Birmingham, but also active and healthy lifestyles. We are thrilled to see people from throughout the Birmingham area come together on the rink, with the cityscape as a backdrop.”

This season Red Diamond Coffee & Tea is stocking the Boxcar Café with High Altitude Rio Samba coffee, French Vanilla Cappuccino and a selection of hot teas, ready to help skaters and spectators warm up off the ice. The Boxcar Café will also serve tasty and toasty meals, with menu items including chili, mac & cheese bowls, southern shrimp and grits, plus wings, nachos and sandwiches.

Railroad Park is planning several discount ticket days at the rink including:

November 27: UAB Day presented by Piggly Wiggly
• $2 OFF tickets for all Blazer students, faculty, staff and alumni (plus one guest), ALL DAY,
must show valid UAB I.D.

November 28: Birmingham Bulls Hockey Night presented by Newk’s Eatery
• $2 OFF tickets and celebrate hockey while meeting the Birmingham Bulls players, 6 – 9 pm

November 29: 99 Neighborhoods Day
• HALF OFF tickets for all residents that live within the city limits of Birmingham proper (plus
one guest), ALL DAY

December 4: College Day
• $2 OFF tickets for all students, faculty, staff (plus one guest), ALL DAY, must show valid
college I.D.

December 7: Military Appreciation Day presented by Carvana
• $2 OFF all active, retired and former military veterans (plus one guest), ALL DAY

December 11: Railroad Park Member Day
• HALF OFF tickets for Railroad Park members (plus one guest), ALL DAY

December 13: Skatesgiving presented by Shipt benefiting Urban Ministry
• $2 OFF tickets for skaters bringing food pantry items for Urban Ministry 6-9 pm

December 18: 99 Neighborhoods Day
• HALF OFF tickets for all residents that live within the city limits of Birmingham proper (plus
one guest), ALL DAY

December 20: Birmingham City Employee Day
• HALF OFF tickets for all employees of the City of Birmingham (plus one guest), ALL DAY,
must show valid City of Birmingham I.D.

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