Winter Activities for January 21

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 3:54am

January 21, 2012 - Finally! A Saturday of winter fun - Enjoy!

Parks Winter Activities:
Ice Skating Rinks - Several ice rinks are open today. Elver, Heritage Heights, Hillington Triangle, Nakoma, Olbrich, Tenney, Vilas, Westmorland and Wexford. Enjoy!!

• Sunday, January 22, 11a.m. - noon
University of Wisconsin Women's hockey team outdoor skate
Team invites fans to "old-school" skate around at Vilas Park
Vilas Park, 1339 Vilas Park Drive

• Sunday, January 22, noon - 2p.m.
Madison Parks Ice Skating Party
Let's keep the party going on Sunday with an outdoor ice skating party at Vilas. After you've enjoyed meeting the UW Women's Hockey Team, stay a while longer and enjoy some music and fun on the ice.

Sledding Hills - Sledding hills are snow covered and ready for sledding! After your sledding hill run at Elver Park - stop in, warm up and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa at the concession area in the warming shelter. Remember, sledding is at your own risk, exit the bottom of the hill and walk up the sides of the hill.

Ski Trails - Staff packed and rolled the trails at Elver Park (both east and west trails) and at Odana Hills Golf Course. Conditions are best suited to skate skiing. Odana Hills ski rental will be open this weekend. Elver is open regular hours. The lights will be on at Elver. Check back next week for any additional ski trail grooming.

Snowshoeing - Snowshoers must stay on the trails. Please note snowshoes are not allowed on cross country ski trails at anytime. Madison Parks does not rent snowshoes.

Please keep in mind that there needs to be sufficient snow to create a base for snowshoeing. The woods generally need more snow to fall because the trees protect the trails. For a list of parks to snowshoe in:

  • Laura Whitmore, 266-5949