A couple of years ago, Tuscaloosa decided that we needed an ice skating rink. And that was a great idea. Last year, I think it down by our River Market farmer’s market area. This year, they moved it to the floor of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and that was a good move.
I teach an after-school tutoring program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We took them ice skating one afternoon. It was AMAZING!! I wish I could show all the great pictures I was fortunate to capture. Our unique little school is 30% Hispanic. Can you image the reactions from these students when they encountered an ice skating rink? It was precious and priceless.
I cannot say enough great things about the staff at Holidays on the River. We were a group of about 60, including adults. The staff dealt with the excitement and chaos with patience and grace. I think some of them enjoyed seeing our kids encounter ice skating and the snow blower. They answered questions (How does the ice stay frozen??….about 60 times and “Can you tie my skates??) and patiently handled some excitement overload. It’s not easy taking on our group of excited kids, but the helpers and monitors were amazing. It was perfect night in Tuscaloosa!