Tuscaloosa ice rink moves to new downtown location


The annual winter offer will also be renamed “Holidays on the River” to “Holidays on the Square” this holiday season. In addition to ice skating, the Tinsel Trail will be back, with the proceeds going to One Place in Tuscaloosa.

The city says the ice rink will be open from November 22 to January 17, 2022.

“We are delighted to move this festive event from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to Government Square,” said Director of Utilities Stacy Vaughn. “With increased visibility and proximity to local businesses and restaurants, we hope to make this event more convenient for the community.”

The announcement marks a comeback for the popular attraction, after the The 2020 installment was finally canceled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Admission to Holidays on the Plaza will be free, but guests must purchase skate passes to access the ice rink. Passes go on sale November 1.

The city also pointed out that anniversary and corporate party rental packages are also currently available. To book an event, click here.

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