Skip to main content

Vilas Park - Frozen Lagoon

Ice Rinks
Address: 1602 Vilas Park Dr.
Park: Vilas (Henry) Park
Maintained By: City of Madison Parks Division

Winter Activity Updates

Icon of ice skate
All rinks & lagoons are closed.


In addition to the hockey and general ice rinks, Vilas Park offers groomed frozen lagoon, once it is safe for equipment. If the lagoon 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 listed as open, hours are approx.)
Monday through Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 12pm-8pm
Sunday & Holidays: 12pm-6pm


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
    • Sticks: $2/hr
    • Puck: $3/each purchase
    • Tape: $2/each purchase 
Snowshoe Rentals at Vilas Park
When the ice rinks are open and we are staffed at Vilas Park, if there is adequate snow, snowshoe rentals are available. 

  Adult (16 & older) Youth (15 & under)
Hourly $5 $2
Additional Hour $2 $2
Daily (24 hours) $25  $10
Additional day $15 $5

Phone: (608) 266-4870

*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. 

Ice Skating Conditions