Ashley’s Mom Monday: Ice skating at Railroad Park

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — My favorite thing about this time of year are the memories made. So, this week, grab the coats and get outside to enjoy a magical addition to Railroad Park. We’re making memories on the skating rink.

“This has just been amazing, to bring ice skating to downtown Birmingham and all of metro Birmingham,” Special Events Manager at Railroad Park, Joy Myers, said. “It has been really a fun thing and the response has been really tremendous.”

Be sure to make reservations online because the lines are filling up and some time slots are even selling out.

“Every weekend we’ve been very busy, the community has been showing up and supporting the rink,” Rink Manager David Sekel said.

If you’re a first timer, it’s no problem!

“It’s great for people who have never tried it, but it also great for people who love ice skating,” Myers said.

Even though it’s in the South, outside and man-made, this ice rink is nostalgic for those who grew up ice skating.

“My husband is a great example. He grew up in Maryland and has been ice skating and skiing his whole life,” Myers said. “He, along with some other folks, are transplants down here. In Birmingham, they said it’s like pond skating to them and that’s a really wonderful, neat thing to be able to skate under the open sky.”

If you are a true beginner and a little nervous, check out the free lessons held each Saturday. For more information, click here. 

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