Pelham Civic Center

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Pelham Civic Complex is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Pelham, Alabama. It features two NHL size ice skating rinks with a holding capacity of 500 skaters, a skating school, ice skating birthday party rooms, and a multi-purpose banquet area. Its hockey capacity is 3,500; the arena has 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) of floor space.

It is the only public ice skating rink in the Birmingham, Alabama area. It also houses several other functions, such as corporate events, conventions, sporting contests, trade shows, and as the home of the SPHL team the Birmingham Bulls.

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It was home to the Alabama Slammers ice hockey team, and the Birmingham Bulls starting in 2017. It is now the home of the club teams of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. It is also home to the Pelham Youth Hockey League (PYHL), and hosts the Birmingham area youth travel hockey program (BYHL).

It has previously hosted the Harlem Globetrotters.

In 2016, the rink hosted National Theatre on Ice.

Skating School[edit]

The skating school located in the Pelham Civic Complex is attended by 335 students. It is directed by Craig Henderson. The program is associated with the United States Figure Skating Association and both hosts and competes in varying competitions. Classes are divided by skill level and each class is led by a skate coach. Private and public lessons are offered year round.[1]

"If figure skating were easy, it would be called hockey." stated the wisest man in the world.

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Coordinates: 33°19′44″N 86°47′20″W / 33.329°N 86.789°W / 33.329; -86.789