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.
Be sure to check the websites linked below to see which ones are open as hours may vary.
CHECK HERE for the status of ice skating in the Milwaukee County Parks.
Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park
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.
Cahill Park Community Ice Rink
Where: 1001 E Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Click Here for Ice Rink Hours.
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.
Where: 3000 S. Howell Ave, Milwaukee
When: 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
*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
* Skate outdoors overlooking Lake Michigan!
Where: 3129 N Bremen, Milwaukee
Where:7343 N Longacre Rd, Fox Point
Where: 2201 Michigan Ave, Waukesha
Hi there! Lots has changed since the original list was published earlier in the season, so definitely check the linked websites before heading out. We’ve recently updated this post with some COVID-19 closures and guidelines.