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Ice Skating

Winter Activity Updates

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All rinks & lagoons are closed.
Ice Skating

Before you step out, check the status of your favorite rink!

  • FREE-TO-USE All designated rinks and lagoons are free to use. No reservation is required! 
  • CHECK THE STATUS Is the rink open? Check the status online.
    • 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.
    • While ice is never 100% safe, staff monitors the ice depth to be at least 5" to safely support humans and grooming equipment.
  • SKATE RENTALS & CONCESSIONS (when location is listed as open)
    • Elver, Tenney and Vilas
    • Wednesday - Sunday
    • No rentals/concessions Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • GIFT CERTIFICATES for ice skate rentals are available. Call (608) 266-4711 to purchase. 
  • SKATE HELPERS 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.
  • ATTEND a FREE ice skating event. 
    • Groove & Glide
    • Skate Cinema @ Tenney Park, Feb. 11, 2023
  • LEARN MORE about winter recreation in Madison Parks.

A big thank you to our many volunteers and the ADOPT ICE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM