Ice Skating in Madison Parks
19 ice rinks or lagoons are maintained by Parks staff and/or volunteers during the cold winter season. All are free to use and no reservation is needed.
SKATE RENTALS & CONCESSIONS
- BEFORE YOU STEP OUT, CHECK THE ONLINE STATUS
- Do NOT skate, walk, or otherwise go on a rink or lagoon until it is declared open. Doing so is not safe and slows the opening process by damaging the ice.
- Do NOT attempt to remove snow from an ice rink or lagoon. Doing so is not safe and slows the opening process by damaging the ice.
- While ice is never 100% safe, staff monitors the ice depth to be at least 5" to safely support humans and grooming equipment.
Figure ice skates, hockey skates & equipment are available to rent from the staffed warming shelters at Elver, Tenney and Vilas. Rental days (Wednesday - Sunday) are ONLY when a location is listed as open. Please click location to see if listed as open. If a location is closed for winter recreation, rentals are not available. No rentals, even if listed as open, on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Before you head out, be sure to check the online status of your destination.
for ice skate rentals are available. Call (608) 266-4711 to purchase.
for children and adults to assist in ice skating. Thanks to the Madison Parks Foundation, we have free-to-use Skate Helpers
available at Elver, Tenney and Vilas.
FREE LOANER SKATES
Borrow a pair of ice skates to use while at the rink! Limited quantities are available at Olbrich, Rennebohm, Warner and Westmorland.
a FREE ice skating event.
A big thank you to our many volunteers and the ADOPT ICE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM!
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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 - Hockey Rink
Location: 1240 McKenna Blvd
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Elver Park - Ice Rink
Location: 1250 McKenna Blvd.
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