Get the gang together, put on a cute hat and your warmest mittens, lace up those skates, and hit the ice! There’s something about skating in the snow that’s just a little bit magical. We’ve got several places around the Milwaukee area for you to enjoy skating outside as winter arrives in full force. Remember, be safe out there and make sure an ice rink has been officially opened by the park before skating. Typically there needs to be at least 6″ of frost in the ground before rinks can be made safely. We’ll see you at the rink!
COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: With the rapidly changing public health situation, be sure to check in advance regarding availability, social distancing, mask mandates, protocols, etc. Many usual ice skating locations may be temporarily closed.
CHECK HERE for the status of ice skating in the Milwaukee County Parks.
Where: 920 N Water St, Milwaukee
When: December – February, weather permitting
*This outdoor, oval-shaped skating rink can accommodate up to 100 skaters at a time, and also offers skate rental. Skating is FREE if you bring your own skates! When you need a break from skating, head to the Warming House, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide a beautiful view of the ice. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
NEW for the 2020 – 21 Season: Reserve Your Time-slot!
To help everyone abide by COVID-19 Restrictions, you can now reserve your 90-minute time-slot online. Visit their website to do so.
Where: 1001 E Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Click Here for Ice Rink Hours. No more than 50 people on the rink at any time. 6-foot social distancing and masks are recommended at all times. Rental Skates are currently not available due to COVID-19.
Where: Center Street Park, 6420 W Clarke St, Milwaukee
When: Winter months, check the website for info
*Free public skating during the winter, skates are also available to use at no charge.
Not available in 2020-2021 due to COVID-19. Check back for details for next year!
Where: 3000 S. Howell Ave, Milwaukee
When: Currently closed. Open in winter months, weekdays from 3 pm to 8 pm and weekends from 12 pm to 8 pm
*Skate outdoors on a real lagoon! Check their website for conditions.
Washington Park at Urban Ecology Center
Where: 1859 N 40th St, Milwaukee
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19
*Borrow ice skates and walk just outside the door to the ice. They also have sleds, snowshoes, and skis available to members.
Where: 2975 N Lake Dr, Milwaukee
Closed for the 2020/2021 Season
* Skate outdoors overlooking Lake Michigan!
Where: 3129 N Bremen, Milwaukee
When: Winter months, check Facebook page for info! Open for 2021, but be sure to check website for conditions before going to skate.
Where:7343 N Longacre Rd, Fox Point
When: late December-February (weather permitting). Check website for info.
Where: 2201 Michigan Ave, Waukesha
When: Now open! (weather permitting). Check website for more info.