35 Places To Ice Skate Around Milwaukee (2022)

Time to make the most of the cold! Grab your skates (or find a rental) and head to one of these ice skating rinks in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties.

Important: We are doing our best to keep this list updated. However, we highly recommend visiting the ice rink’s website and Facebook page to find out the latest information about their hours, ice conditions, and COVID-19 protocols.


TOP PICKS

1. Red Arrow Park (Free skating! Rentals available)

920 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 289-8791
www.sliceofice.com

Did you know that the 128×95-foot ice rink in Red Arrow Park is actually bigger than the one at Rockefeller Center?

You can visit this downtown landmark January through March for free ice skating (with skate rentals available at a small cost). Remodeled in 1999, the ice rink can fit around 100 people at a time and is conveniently located right next to a Starbucks, so you can enjoy a hot chocolate.

No reservations are needed this season, and as usual, the rink will offer free skating for visitors with their own skates, and skate rentals are available for $9 for adults and $7 for under 18. 

Helpful hint: Polar Pals are available for kids who are just learning to skate, and ice sleds are available for people with mobility limitations.


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2. Humboldt Park Lagoon

3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 257-7275
humboldtparkmilwaukee.org

If you’re looking for an outdoor ice skating experience, head to the Humboldt Park lagoon. The lagoon is surrounded by a majestic park, and it’s a lovely way to spend a winter afternoon. Volunteers do their best to maintain the conditions of the ice with flooding, and they snowblow separate areas for both recreational skaters and hockey players.

Check first for updated hours and lagoon conditions on the Humboldt Park Friends website. If you see the lights on at night, that means the ice is ready. There are convenient bathrooms located right across the street from the lagoon in the Pavilion.


3. Konkel Park

5151 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 297-9008
Website 

Expected to open sometime in January, the Dan Jansen Family Fest Rink in Konkel Park is a natural rink, so hours are weather dependent. For up-to-date information for the 2021-2022 season, follow the rink’s Facebook page.

Admission and ice skate rental is free, available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limited supply of sizes available, so bring your own skates if you have them. A limited number of free skate aids are also available for beginning skaters. A warming area and concessions are available during hours of operation.

The Ice Rink will be closed for public skating January 28-29 for the Konkel Cup Pond Hockey Tournament. (The inclement weather make-up dates are February 4th & 5th so the rink may be closed to the public these days if the tournament gets rescheduled.) Spectators are welcome during Konkel Cup and admission is free .


4. Cedar Creek Park

N55 W6079 Portland Rd., Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 375-7600
ci.cedarburg.wi.us

In addition to the river at Boy Scout Park, the City of Cedarburg maintains an ice rink at Cedar Creek Park. There is lighting in Cedar Creek Park to allow for evening skating. The rink closes when the temperature falls below zero, until the rinks can be plowed after a snow storm, or during unseasonable weather conditions.

5. Lake Park

2975 N. Lake Park Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 962-1680
lakeparkfriends.org

Head to this picturesque gem overlooking Lake Michigan for public skating during the winter months. While you’re there, you can also stop by the North Point Lighthouse or play on the playground.


6. Pettit National Ice Center

500 S. 84th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 266-0100
thepettit.com

The Pettit National Ice Center is a 200,000 square foot indoor ice skating facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featuring two international-size ice rinks and a 400-meter speed skating oval. Public skating times, rental skate fees, and occasional promotions are listed on their website. They also offer ice skating classes for all ages throughout the year. (Don’t forget to bring a coat! It may be an indoor facility, but it is still chilly.) *** Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, ***


7. Wilson Ice Arena

4001 S. 20th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 281-6289
county.milwaukee.gov

Skate all year round on their National Hockey League-sized rink (200 x 85 feet). There are also locker rooms, a concession area, and rental skates. Reserve a 90-minute timeslot for your household, and wear face coverings at all times, on and off the ice.


8. Burnham Ice Rink (CLOSED IN 2022)

1755 S. 32nd St.
Website

*** The Burnham Ice Rink is closed during the winter of 2021-22 while Milwaukee Recreation renovates Burnham Playfield. ***

Sharpen your skates for winter for this free, family experience. A limited number of skates are available for adults and 3rd-8th grade students to borrow for free on-site. Burnham also has a warming house on site. If you would like to donate skates for the Burnham ice rink this winter, stop by Milwaukee Public Schools’ central office on Vliet St. Any kind of skates will be accepted and are appreciated!


MORE SKATING RINKS:

Milwaukee County

Center Street Park
6420 W Clarke St, Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 257-7275
centerstreetpark.org

Fox Point Ice Rink / Longacre Skating Pavilion
7343 N. Longacre Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
village.fox-point.wi.us

Hales Corners Park
5765 S. New Berlin Road, Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 425-7303
county.milwaukee.gov
Open daily from 9 a.m,-9 p.m, and free to the public. Bring your own skates. Skaters can park their vehicles in the parking on lot on S. New Berlin Road, located north of the pool house. No parking in front of pool building.

Hart Park
7300 Chestnut St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 471-8420
wauwatosa.net

LaFollette Park
9418 W. Washington St., Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 257-7275
friendsoflafollettepark.com

Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 446-8794
lyndensculpturegarden.org
View unique sculptures from the middle of the lake. Bring your own skates! Check their Facebook Page for updates on ice conditions.

McCarty Park
8214 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis, WI 53219
(414) 672-5052
county.milwaukee.gov

Riverwest People’s Ice Rink
3129 N. Bremen St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Facebook Page
Community ice rink located along the Beerline Trail, in the heart of Riverwest.

Scout Lake
5902 W. Loomis Rd., Greendale, WI 53129
(414) 425-7303
county.milwaukee.gov
Check the Milwaukee County website for public skate and warming house hours to ice skate on this beautiful five-acre lake.

Sheridan Park
4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 762-1550
county.milwaukee.gov
Enjoy the stunning view of the downtown skyline from Sheridan Park. This ice rink is lit for nighttime ice skating, but there is no warming house.

Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park
1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 344-5460
urbanecologycenter.org
Skate outdoors at the lagoon, then warm up with some hot chocolate at the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park. Check their website for public hours and conditions. The lagoon isn’t usually ready for skating until January or February.


Ozaukee County

Boy Scout Park
W62 N715 Riveredge Dr., Cedarburg, WI 53012
ci.cedarburg.wi.us
The City of Cedarburg maintains the river in Boy Scout Park for ice skating.

Homestead Hollow County Park
N120 W19809 Freistadt Rd., Germantown, WI 53022
(262) 335-4445
washcowisco.gov

Kinderberg Park
N104 W14942 Donges Bay Road, Germantown, WI 53022
germantownwi.gov

Mee-Kwon Park
6333 W. Boniwell Rd., Mequon
(262) 242-1310
co.ozaukee.wi.us
Mee-Kwon Park is home to a sledding hill with a long shallow grade with ice skating offered at the nearby pond. You’ll find a warming house there, but there is no skating or sledding allowed at night.

Ozaukee Ice Center
5505 Pioneer Rd. #144N, Mequon, WI 53097
(262) 375-6851
ozaukeeicecenter.org
There is currently no schedule for public skate. Stay tuned to the website for updates.


Washington County

Firemen’s Park
645 Baehring Dr., Slinger, WI 53086
(262) 644-5265
vi.slinger.wi.gov

Homestead Hollow County Park
N120W19809 Freistadt Rd., Germantown, WI 53022
(262) 335-4445
washcowisco.gov

Lisbon Community Park
N78 W26970 Bartlett Pkwy., Lisbon, WI
(262) 246-7266
townoflisbonwi.com

Regner Park
800 N. Main St., West Bend, WI 53090
(262) 335-5100
ci.west-bend.wi.us

Ridge Run Park
300 S. University Dr., West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 338-1012
ci.west-bend.wi.us


Waukesha County

Buchner Park
223 Oakland Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 524-3726
Website

Eble Ice Arena
19400 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 784-7512
waukeshacounty.gov
Year-round indoor public skating for $6 per person ($3 skate rental).

Lowell Park
2201 Michigan Ave, Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 522-9356
Website

New Berlin City Center Plaza
15040 Library Lane, New Berlin, WI 53151
newberlin.org
This synthetic ice rink is located on the East corner of Library Lane and Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive. You can use your library card to check out skates at the New Berlin Public Library across the street.

Nagawaukee Park Ice Arena
2699 Golf Rd, Delafield, WI 53018
(262) 646-7072
waukeshacounty.gov

The Ponds of Brookfield
2810 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 786-7663
thepondsofbrookfield.com
Open Skate hours are limited. Check their website for specific dates and times, skate rental fees, or to find out more about their Learn to Skate program.

Sussex Civic Center
N64W23760 Main St., Sussex, WI 53089
(262) 246-5200
villagesussex.org


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