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Please note that all of the "Learn to" series events are weather dependant. 

Madison Parks “Learn to” Series

Madison Parks' “Learn To” series that will offer one-hour long free demonstrations of ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.  These are designed for beginners of all ages in order to introduce some of the many winter recreational opportunities available in our city parks.


Learn to Ice Skate!

2015 - January 24, 1-2pm

Vilas Park, 1602 Vilas Park Dr

Join Madison Parks for a free 60-minute introductory workshop led by a Madison Parks Ice Skating instructor. This workshop for beginners will provide some basic information about skating, choosing equipment, and proper technique.  In addition, there will be demos and a chance to practice on the ice.  Bring your own skates or skate rentals will be available on site on a first-come basis at the shelter.  All ages and experience levels welcome.


Learn to Cross-Country Ski!


Feel like you could use a tune-up on your form?  Or maybe you are new to the sport and would like a fun, no-stress introduction to cross country skiing?  This free introductory workshop  hosted by Madison Parks and the MadNorski Cross Country Ski Club will provide information about how to choose the right equipment, basic technique, and  inspiration for becoming an active skiier!  Members of MadNorSki will demonstrate the proper form on the groomed trails at Elver.  Bring your own skis or rent some at the Elver Park warming house.   All ages and experience levels welcome.

Weather advisory

All of the above are held weather permitting.  Please check our website for any cancellations or inclement weather notices.

Learn To Series | Cross-country Ski: Elver Park, December 20, 2011
Learn To Series | Snowshoe: Garner Park
Learn To Ice Skate