Outdoor ice skating rink opens Wednesday - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Outdoor ice skating rink opens Wednesday

The Huntsville Museum of Art and PNC Bank will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. to kick off Skating in the Park. The Huntsville Museum of Art and PNC Bank will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. to kick off Skating in the Park.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Another Huntsville park is already starting to look a little different.

The first, public outdoor ice skating rink at Big Spring Park opens Wednesday.

Crews spent the day Tuesday filling the rink and decorating it.

The Huntsville Museum of Art and PNC Bank will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. to kick off Skating in the Park.

The rink is a big fund raiser for the museum. Organizers say it's great outdoor fun for families.

"It brings great life to the park when normally in December, January, February it's pretty quiet, there's not much activity in the park; so this is spearheading what we hope will become a yearly tradition," said Christopher Madkour with the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Also in the park, you can walk the tinsel trail with dozens of soon-to-be decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses.

The skating rink will stay open through January 5th. The hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday: noon to 10 p.m., Friday noon to 12 a.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

SLIDESHOW

Updated:

Photos of the new outdoor ice skating rink. See photos. More>>

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic: Brett Favre said he knew when the writing was on the wall

    Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic: Brett Favre said he knew when the writing was on the wall

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:23 PM EST2018-02-23 20:23:15 GMT

    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took the spotlight at the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic this morning at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.  So when did Favre know it was time to retire?

    More >>

    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took the spotlight at the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic this morning at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.  So when did Favre know it was time to retire?

    More >>
  • Gulfport man gets 30 years for sexually abusing teenager

    Gulfport man gets 30 years for sexually abusing teenager

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:53 PM EST2018-02-23 18:53:26 GMT
    Michael Jordan, 48 of Gulfport, will spend the next 30 years in prison after sexually abusing a 15-year old family member. (Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)Michael Jordan, 48 of Gulfport, will spend the next 30 years in prison after sexually abusing a 15-year old family member. (Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Michael Jordan, 48 of Gulfport, will spend the next 30 years in prison after sexually abusing a 15-year old family member. (Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)Michael Jordan, 48 of Gulfport, will spend the next 30 years in prison after sexually abusing a 15-year old family member. (Source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A Gulfport man was sentenced to 30 years Friday for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. Michael Jordan, 48, was convicted on four counts of sexual battery for abusing a 15-year-old family member. 

    More >>

    A Gulfport man was sentenced to 30 years Friday for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. Michael Jordan, 48, was convicted on four counts of sexual battery for abusing a 15-year-old family member. 

    More >>
  • Police: Viral social media post is no threat to Biloxi

    Police: Viral social media post is no threat to Biloxi

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:53 PM EST2018-02-23 17:53:41 GMT
    Police say a viral social media post is not a threat to Biloxi High. (Source: Twitter)Police say a viral social media post is not a threat to Biloxi High. (Source: Twitter)

    A social media post threatening violence at a high school is sparking fear in people throughout the country, including right here on the Coast but police say the post has no connection to South Mississippi.

    More >>

    A social media post threatening violence at a high school is sparking fear in people throughout the country, including right here on the Coast but police say the post has no connection to South Mississippi.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly