Click here to buy tickets for the City of Gadsden's “Christmas on the Coosa,” a 21-day ice skating winter experience beginning Saturday, Dec. 2 through Dec. 23.
Featuring approximately 3,000 square feet of ice-skating area, and up to 85 skaters per hour, the synthetic rink allows skaters to experience the look and feel of ice skating in warmer climates. Skate helpers will be available for an additional charge.
Each day will include hourly skate times with 15-minute breaks. Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.
With food and beverage trucks, crafters, and other vendors on site daily, visitors can come early or stay after their skate time to get the whole experience. Visitors can hit the ice and warm up with hot cocoa or a relaxing Christmas cocktail under the Alabama sky.
Visitors can also capture special memories at the Polar Bear Club, featuring life-sized polar bear statues and other Instagram-worthy props. The city’s events department is planning visits from guests like Santa Claus, the Grinch, and Cindy Lou Who.