Current News Releases

  • 03/08/2006 Ice Rinks & Ski Trails - March 8, 2006

    All of the outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season. The ski trails are currently open, but in poor condition. With the rain in the forecast, the trails may also close for the season later this week.

  • 03/03/2006 Cross-country ski trails closed

    Due to deteriorating snow conditions, the cross-country ski trails in the City of Madison parks are closed. As a reminder, the outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season.

  • 02/27/2006 All Outdoor Ice Rinks Closed for the season

    All of the city of Madison's outdoor ice rinks are closed for the season. The outdoor ice rink season typically ends mid to late February.

  • 02/24/2006 Ice Rink and Ski Trail Update - February 24

    Tenney and Vilas Park ice rinks will be open for skating this weekend. Vilas Park has skating only at the figure-skating rink. The lagoon and hockey rink are closed.

  • 02/21/2006 Ice Skating and Ski Trail Update - Feb. 21

    The ski trails are groomed and open at the following locations: Odana Golf Course, Elver Park, Owen Conservation Park, S.Cherokee Marsh, Monona Golf Course, and Turville Woods.

  • 02/17/2006 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update - February 17

    The ski trails at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park were groomed for both ski and skate skiing. The trails will be re-groomed again Sunday morning.

  • 02/16/2006 Ice Rink and Ski Trail update - February 16

    Due to the snow, all of the outdoor ice rinks will be closed on Thursday.

  • 02/10/2006 Outdoor Ice Rink Update - Feb. 10, 2006

    Tenney Park Ice Rink will be open for skating Friday at 2p.m. The Hockey Rink will be closed and the lights will not be on.

  • 02/06/2006 February 6 - ice rinks remain closed

    Despite the recent colder temperatures, the outdoor ice rinks remain closed. The ice conditions remain thin and hazardous at ALL of the outdoor ice rinks.

  • 01/27/2006 Ice Rinks remain closed - Jan. 27

    Due to the warm weather, all of the outdoor ice rinks remain closed. The ice is very thin. The public asked to keep off of the ice, and to keep their pets off.

  • 01/23/2006 Outdoor ice rinks and ski trails remain closed - Jan 23

    Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the outdoor ice rinks and ski trails remain closed.

  • 01/20/2006 Ice Rinks closed

    Due to the warm weather conditions, the outdoor ice rinks remain closed until further notice. The ice conditions are thin and dangerous and there are several locations with open water.