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Ice skating rink coming back to Tuscaloosa

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The chill in the air may help you get into the holiday spirit, and the city of Tuscaloosa is working to maximize their winter activates.

A temporary ice skating rink will be back in town by the end of the month on the lawn of the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum on Jack Warner Parkway.

For the second year in a row the city of Tuscaloosa is creating a "Winter Village" that includes an ice skating rink.

Tuscaloosa Rivermarket Director Christy Bobo said, “If the community backs us, and supports us, and comes out then we will be able to make this bigger every year and we will be able to continue it as a holiday tradition.”

Because of the rink's success last year, this year’s rink will be about 20 feet longer than last years and almost 200 people will be able to skate at a time.

The city is adding additional features to the Winter Village including an ice slide that will run alongside the ice rink, and it will require an extra ticket.

With a year of experience under their belt the rink's hours will change to accommodate the city schools schedule.

Marian Turnipseed said, “I had so much fun last year skating. I can't wait to do it again this year.”

Tickets for the 100-by-60 foot ice skating rink are on sale now and range from 12 dollars to 15 dollars.

The City of Tuscaloosa’s Communication Director said, “Well the goal, is of course to break even. But it also adds this quality of life that you really can't put a price tag on.”

Ice laying will begin next week and the rink will open Saturday, Nov. 23 and run through Sunday, Jan. 5th.

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