Winter Fun in Madison Parks

1/23/19 Update: All trails are open! Odana and Elver trails groomed this morning. Yahara Hills groomed by 2pm. Elver shelter open 11am to 8pm for concessions, ski, skate, snowshoe and sled rentals. Happy Snow Day!

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.

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! Most winter activities are weather dependent please see the individual activity pages or call for the latest information.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, January 25, 2019
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide - Elver Park

    Skate under the stars and lights with fun music and games to keep you moving on the ice. We’re bringing the party to four rink locations this winter – Elver, Vilas, Westmorland and a new location – Warner Park!  All Groove & Glides are free to attend and no registration is needed. If ice conditions or the weather are determined to be unsafe, this event may be rescheduled or canceled and we will … Read more

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Candlelight Walk - Cherokee Marsh North

    This free event is organized and hosted by the Friends of Cherokee Marsh ~ Tour the marsh by candlelight, then warm up with free hot cocoa by the fire. Three lighted loops, arrive anytime, walk at your own pace. Bring your own snowshoes or wear appropriate winter footwear. No registration needed, no charge. This event will take place with or without snow cover but may be canceled if conditions … Read more

  • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    10:30am to 12:00pm

    Learn to Play Hockey with Madison Capitols

    Madison Parks is partnering with Madison Capitols Hockey to bring you Learn to Play Hockey at Tenney Park! This free class is offered to all ages. Hockey sticks and pucks are provided. Ice skates are not provided. You may bring your own or rent from the warming shelter. Please plan to arrive early and on the ice with skates on at the start of class. The shelter at Tenney Park is staffed and … Read more

  • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    11:00am to 1:00pm

    Meet & Greet with the Madison Capitols Hockey

    Founded in 2014, the Madison Capitols Hockey is a tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the Eastern Conference of the United States Hockey League. Come out to Tenney Park ice rink on Sunday, January 27 for a Meet & Greet with some of the team and a possible appearance by DC Eagle, the mascot. There will be photo opportunities and poster signing!  This event is in conjunction with the Learn … Read more

  • Friday, February 1, 2019
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide - Vilas Park

    Skate under the stars and lights with fun music and games to keep you moving on the ice. We’re bringing the party to four rink locations this winter – Elver, Vilas, Westmorland and a new location – Warner Park!  All Groove & Glides are free to attend and no registration is needed. If ice conditions or the weather are determined to be unsafe, this event may be rescheduled or canceled and we will … Read more

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
    3:00pm to 8:00pm

    Daddy / Daughter Dance 2019

    One night. Two dances. Hundreds of memories. Register today to join the party! This event is perfect for daughters aged 4-13. Dress up and celebrate the night on Saturday, February 2 at Warner Park Community Recreation Center.  Where: Warner Park Community Recreation Center When: Saturday, February 2, 2019 Times: 3:00-5:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm  Register: ONLINE or by phone … Read more

  • Sunday, February 3, 2019
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Learn to Cross-County Ski

    **SOLD OUT** Learn the basics of classic cross-country skiing with an expert! We're partnering with Madison Nordic Ski Club to bring you this free class. MadNorSki will teach and demonstrate all basic skiing skills needed for beginners and novice skiers to get started in the sport. After completing the class and exploring the equipment demo to find the best ski and pole fit, head to the trails … Read more

  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Groove & Glide - Warner Park

    Skate under the stars and lights with fun music and games to keep you moving on the ice. We’re bringing the party to four rink locations this winter – Elver, Vilas, Westmorland and a new location – Warner Park!  All Groove & Glides are free to attend and no registration is needed. If ice conditions or the weather are determined to be unsafe, this event may be rescheduled or canceled and we will … Read more

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
    4:00pm to 7:30pm

    Skate Cinema - Smallfoot

    Join us for an evening of ice skating and a movie at Skate Cinema! We'll have fun music, lights and games for ice skating on the Tenney Park lagoon from 4-5:30pm followed by an outdoor movie!  We'll begin the showing of Smallfoot at 5:30pm - bring a lawn chair and a blanket and make it an evening. Stop in the John Wall Family Pavilion for hot chocolate, concessions and skate rentals or just … Read more