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Elver Park - Ice Rink

Ice Rinks
Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd.
Park: Elver Park
Maintained By: City of Madison Parks Division

Winter Activity Updates

Icon of ice skate
1/29/2023 Rentals & Concessions: Sunday, 12-6pm at Elver (skate, ski, sled & snowshoe) • Due to priority snow removal routes, which include roads, parking lots, sidewalks and bus stops, Vilas will not open today. Winter safety before winter fun. • Before you step out, check the online status. •IMPORTANT: Unless you are an Adopt Ice program volunteer or staff, DO NOT REMOVE SNOW from a rink or lagoon. •Reminder: No rentals on Mondays or Tuesdays.


Elver Park is Madison's winter recreation destination! Ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (SEE MAP, and of course, sledding! The website is updated as soon as information from the field is available. If the rink is listed as closed, DO NOT GO ON THE ICE. 

WHAT TO EXPECT (once open for the season)

  • Skate rentals and equipment are available.
  • Hot chocolate & other concessions are back! 
  • The shelter is open to the public. 
  • Please limit leaving personal items inside the shelter.
  • Limited outdoor seating is available. 
RESTROOMS OPEN (when amenities are listed as open)
Monday through Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-8pm
Sunday and Holidays: 12pm-6pm 

RENTAL HOURS: Starting Date TBD* 

Wednesday - Friday Saturday Sunday
4-8pm 12-8pm 12-6pm
No rentals are available on Mondays and Tuesdays or when rinks are closed.

  • Ice Skates - figure and hockey
    • Adults $6/hr
    • Youth (15 and younger): $3/hr
    • $2/ each additional hour
  • Hockey Equipment
    • Sticks: $2/hr
    • Puck: $3/each purchase
    • Tape: $2/each purchase
  • Sleds – by the hour or purchase 
    • $2/per hour, or $20/sled
  • Snowshoes - adult and youth sizes
    • Adult (16 & older) $5/hour
    • Youth (15 & under) $2/hour
    • Additional hour $2/hour
  • Cross-Country Classic Skis 
Phone: (608)288-6148

*Note: The official opening day and the end-of-season day will vary depending on the conditions.  All winter recreation is weather-dependent. If an amenity is closed, restrooms and/or rentals are not available. Staff may close early due to weather or low participation.