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Ice Rink Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the ice rink at Railroad Park?

A: The ice rink is located on Railroad Park’s Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza, adjacent to the covered pavilion.

Q: When will the ice rink open?

A: The rink will be open from Friday, November 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019. The rink will be open seven days a week, except for Christmas Day.

Q: What are the ice rink’s hours of operation?

A: Hours of operation for the rink are Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The rink will be closed on Christmas Day. All dates and times are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Q: How do we buy ice skating tickets?

A: Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. You may purchase tickets online at or purchase them at the ice rink.

Q: How much is a ticket?

A: Tickets for children under 12 years of age are $10.00, Adult tickets are $12.00. All ticket prices include sales tax and skate rental. Online ticketing fees will apply to tickets purchased in advance.

Q: What does the cost of a ticket include?

A: Each ticket includes sales tax, skate rental, and unlimited enjoyment of the ice rink that day. Once you turn in your skates, you will need to purchase another ticket to skate again that day.

Q: Can I bring my own ice skates?

A: Yes! You are welcome to bring your own ice skates. Please note that ticket prices remain the same whether you bring your own skates or not. Tickets must be purchased for every individual who wishes to use the ice rink.

Q: Does the ice rink take credit cards?

A: Yes! All major credit / debit cards are accepted.

Q: Will refunds be given in the event of rain/inclement weather?

A: Should the ice rink be closed by management for any reason, management will offer a ticket for an alternate day/time. Please check or Railroad Park’s Facebook page for updates on weather closings.

Q: What size skates do you have available?

A: We will have whole size skates, from a child skate size 9 through an adult skate size 13.

Q: Will there be food and beverages available at the ice rink?

A: Yes, concessions will be available for purchase from Railroad Park’s Boxcar Café.

Q: How large is the ice rink?

A: The outdoor ice rink is 50 feet by 80 feet, with the Birmingham skyline in the background.

Q: Do you offer private party reservations or children’s birthday party packages at the ice rink?

A: Yes! Please contact events@railroadpark or call our office at (205) 521-9933 for a price quote and scheduling.

Q: Can children skate alone?

A: An adult must accompany children under the age of 12.