Tenney Park - Ice Skating

Ice Rinks
Address: 402 N. Thornton Ave.
Park: Tenney Park
Maintained By: City of Madison Parks Division

Winter Activity Updates

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01/23/19 UPDATE: Many rinks are open. Before you step out, check the status of your favorite rink! Elver shelter is open and staffed 11am to 8pm. Vilas shelter open and staffed 1-8pm! Staff will continue to reopen ice rinks once they have cleared the snow. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE SNOW FROM RINKS.


Winter Warming Shelter, Restrooms, Concessions, and Rental Open Hours*:
Monday - Friday: 3:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm

The John Wall Family Pavilion at Tenney Park is a polling location. Due to the spring primary election, the shelter will be closed to winter activities Monday, February 18 through Wednesday, February 20.

Equipment Rentals Available:
  • Figure & Hockey Skates
    • $6 per hour/ Adults (ages 16 & older)
    • $3 per hour/ children (ages 15 & younger)
    • $2 each additional hour
  • Hockey sticks
    • $2/hour 

Phone: (608)245-3683

*Hours may vary if ice conditions or the weather are determined to be unsafe. The website is updated as soon as information from the field is available.
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Ice skating on Tenney Lagoon by Barb Lazaris


  • Cash, Check or Credit Card
Figure and Hockey Skate Rental
  • 1st hour: Adults $6, Children (15 & under) $3 - Add'l hours: $2
  • Men’s, Women’s and Children’s are available
Frozen Lagoon
Hockey Rink
Hockey Stick Rental
  • $2/per hour
Shelter/Warming House
Skate Lessons

Ice Skating Conditions

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