Current News Releases
01/06/2006 Jan. 6 Ice Rink and Ski Trail Conditions
Vilas and Tenney Park Ice Rinks will be open Friday at 2p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11a.m. The ice rinks will remain open as long as the ice conditions hold out.
01/03/2006 Jan 3 ice Rink and Ski Trail conditions
Due to the warm, rainy weather, the ice rinks and the cross country ski trails are closed until further notice.
12/29/2005 Dec. 29 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Update
Due to the warmer than normal weather, the ice rinks and ski trails are in very poor condition.
12/27/2005 Dec. 27 - ski trail and ice rink update`
Due to the warm weather, the ice rink and ski trail conditions are poor. Vilas, Elver and Tenney Park ice rinks will remain open as long as conditions allow. However, the ice rinks may close early each evening.
12/22/2005 Decemer 22 - Ski trail and ice rink update
Ski Trail Update Due to warmer temperatures, the trails at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course are not being groomed today, however, they are open to skiers.
12/20/2005 Ski Trail and Ice Rink update - Dec. 20
Elver Park and Vilas Park ice rinks are open. Tenney Park is not yet safe to open to the public.
12/19/2005 Ski Trail Update, Monday Dec. 19
We regret to inform the public that the track truck suffered a mechanical breakdown this morning - broken radiator. The Parks Staff will be unable to groom the ski trails until this is fixed.
12/16/2005 Ice Rink and Ski Trail update - Dec. 16
Ski Trail Update The trails at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course are being groomed today.
12/15/2005 December 15 Ski Trail and Ice Rink Updates
Ski Trail Update
12/13/2005 Recycling for Children’s Playgrounds
Sugar Island Playground is sponsoring a recycling program to fund park playground equipment in Madison’s parks.
12/09/2005 Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 – Ski Trail and Ice Rink Status
Ski Trails – The City of Madison Parks Division is grooming the trails at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park today. Both areas will be available for skiing. The lights will be on at Elver Park this weekend.
12/08/2005 Thin Ice and Dangerous Conditions at Madison Ice Rinks
The Madison Parks Outdoor Ice Rink conditions continue to be unsafe for people to walk on. A thin layer of snow on top of very thin ice creates dangerous conditions.