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Madison Parks is celebrating Madison’s premier outdoor ice rinks by hosting Groove and Glide parties at Vilas, Tenney, and Elver Parks. Come experience the fun and beauty of skating under the lights with fun music and games.  Our warming houses and concessions will be open as well and skate rentals will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All ages and experience levels welcome.  Grab your friends, a date, or the whole family and come have some fun on the ice.



  • Friday, January 3, 6:00-8:00pm, Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton Ave
  • Friday, January 10, 6:00-8:00pm, Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Boulevard
  • Sunday, January 19, 2014*, 11:00-1:00pm, Vilas Park, 1602 Vilas Park Drive

*Special Groove and Glide with an appearance by UW Womens Hockey Team and Bucky

  • Friday, February 7, 6:00-8:00pm, Vilas Park, 1602 Vilas Park Drive
  • Friday, February 14, 6:00-8:00pm, Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton Ave


Event Details

This is a free event.  Bring your own skates or rent them in our warming shelter.  Standard skate rental rates apply.  Concessions will be available as well.  Parking and restrooms are available on-site.

Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather.  Cancellations will be announced on the Madison Parks facebook and twitter pages.


Questions: Please contact 608-266-4711 or

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