The “Area’s Smallest Public Ice Rink” opened yesterday at the Milwaukee Public Market.
The Dinky Rink, located outdoors on the north side of the public market building in the market’s surface parking lot, is free of charge and open for operation, with 90-minute time slots available by reservation only.
“The demand for ice skating was beyond our expectations last year as we had hundreds of people enjoying the rink over a 3-week period,” said Paul Schwartz, executive director of the Milwaukee Public Market and Business Improvement District #2.
“It was a clear indication that people are yearning for outdoor amenities like this as they look for fun and unique recreational activities during the winter months.”
This year’s rink is slightly larger than last year and includes a new ice curling option.
A ceremonial “first skate” was done by beloved Milwaukee Admirals mascot, Roscoe, on Friday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m.
Measuring at roughly 1000 square feet, the Dinky Rink feature covered seating “farm stand”, ice curling, outdoor heaters, and access to food and drink options from market vendors.
The Dinky Rink will be open during general market operating hours to people ages 3 years old and older. Reservations will be taken online.
Attendees will be required to bring their own skates to the rink, which will operate as long as Mother Nature allows.
For more details about the Milwaukee Public Market, please visit MilwaukeePublicMarket.org or call 414-336-1111.