Winter Fun in Madison Parks

Good News Skaters: Some ice rinks are beginning to open! Be sure to check the status before heading out and remain off the ice until a rink is officially opened. 12/13/17: Open: Olbrich general rink (not hockey) and Heritage Heights. The website will be updated as soon as information is available from the field. If you have not already, you may wish to subscribe to our email alerts for notifications: https://my.cityofmadison.com/ (Parks Ice Skating Updates)

Group of people ice skating on a sunny winter day at Tenney Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

The fun in Madison Parks continues all winter season. We offer indoor and outdoor activities, snow required or snow optional activities and much more! New this year - snow mini golf at Tenney Park! We're also returning winter disc golf at Yahara Hills and indoor golf simulators inside the Odana Hills clubhouse. Because most winter activities are weather dependent please see the individual activity pages or call for the latest information.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    4:30pm to 8:00pm

    Candlelit Snowshoe Hike at Aldo Leopold Nature Center & Edna Taylor

    In partnership, Madison Parks, Monona Parks & Recreation and the Aldo Leopold Center present this candlelight snowshoe event! Hundreds of softly glowing lights illuminate the trails through the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Edna Taylor Conservancy, and Woodland Park.  This free event will be a hike (no snowshoes required), roaring bonfire included plus activities inside the beautiful Aldo Leopold … Read more

  • Friday, January 19, 2018
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide at Westmorland Park

    Skating under the stars and lights at four Madison outdoor ice rinks! We'll have music and games. These events are free to attend and all ages are welcome. Join us from 6-8pm at these dates and locations: Friday, January 19, 2018 Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd. Friday, January 26, 2018 Tenney Park, 402 Thornton Ave.* Friday, February 9, 2018 Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.* Friday, February … Read more

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide at Tenney Park

    Skating under the stars and lights at four Madison outdoor ice rinks! We'll have music and games. These events are free to attend and all ages are welcome. Join us from 6-8pm at these dates and locations: Friday, January 19, 2018 Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd. Friday, January 26, 2018 Tenney Park, 402 Thornton Ave.* Friday, February 9, 2018 Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.* Friday, February … Read more

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Candlelight Walk at Cherokee Marsh

    Tour the marsh by candlelight, then warm up with a free hot beverage by the fire. We'll have three lighted loops - arrive anytime and go at your own pace. This event will take place with or without snow cover. Bring your own snowshoes or wear appropriate boots. Sponsored by the Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Parks.   Read more

  • Sunday, February 4, 2018
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Learn to Cross-Country Ski

    Madison Parks and Madison Winter Fest are partnering for a this FREE* cross-country skiing workshop. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing with a ski instructor. Experienced skiers from Madison Nordic Ski Club will teach and demonstrate all the basic skiing skills needed for beginners and novice skiers to get started in the sport. This class is recommended for ages 13 and up. After … Read more

  • Friday, February 9, 2018
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide at Elver Park

    Skating under the stars and lights at four Madison outdoor ice rinks! We'll have music and games. These events are free to attend and all ages are welcome. Join us from 6-8pm at these dates and locations: Friday, January 19, 2018 Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd. Friday, January 26, 2018 Tenney Park, 402 Thornton Ave.* Friday, February 9, 2018 Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.* Friday, February … Read more

  • Friday, February 16, 2018
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide at Vilas Park

    Skating under the stars and lights at four Madison outdoor ice rinks! We'll have music and games. These events are free to attend and all ages are welcome. Join us from 6-8pm at these dates and locations: Friday, January 19, 2018 Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd. Friday, January 26, 2018 Tenney Park, 402 Thornton Ave.* Friday, February 9, 2018 Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd.* Friday, February … Read more