The new outdoor ice rink is almost ready to open at Barnum Park. This is a trial run, and if it gains a lot of attention, it will become a permanent winter fixture in Birmingham. The city spent mostly donated money to construct the facility.
The ice rink is not going to be refrigerated. If the weather is cold enough to freeze the water, it will be ready for ice skaters. If the ice rink is successful, there may be talk in the future about making it refrigerated.
The ice rink at Barnum park will be open and ready for skaters (weather permitting) from Dec. 15 until Feb. 15. Any comments should be directed here or sent along by calling the Department of Public Services at 248-530-1700.