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.
1. Red Arrow Park (Free skating! Rentals available)
920 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
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.
2. Humboldt Park Lagoon
3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
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
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
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
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
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
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.
*** 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:
Center Street Park
6420 W Clarke St, Milwaukee, WI 53213
Fox Point Ice Rink / Longacre Skating Pavilion
7343 N. Longacre Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Hales Corners Park
5765 S. New Berlin Road, Hales Corners, WI 53130
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.
7300 Chestnut St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
9418 W. Washington St., Milwaukee, WI 53214
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
View unique sculptures from the middle of the lake. Bring your own skates! Check their Facebook Page for updates on ice conditions.
8214 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis, WI 53219
Riverwest People’s Ice Rink
3129 N. Bremen St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Community ice rink located along the Beerline Trail, in the heart of Riverwest.
5902 W. Loomis Rd., Greendale, WI 53129
Check the Milwaukee County website for public skate and warming house hours to ice skate on this beautiful five-acre lake.
4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110
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
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.
Boy Scout Park
W62 N715 Riveredge Dr., Cedarburg, WI 53012
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
6333 W. Boniwell Rd., Mequon
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
There is currently no schedule for public skate. Stay tuned to the website for updates.
645 Baehring Dr., Slinger, WI 53086
Homestead Hollow County Park
N120W19809 Freistadt Rd., Germantown, WI 53022
Lisbon Community Park
N78 W26970 Bartlett Pkwy., Lisbon, WI
800 N. Main St., West Bend, WI 53090
Ridge Run Park
300 S. University Dr., West Bend, WI 53095
223 Oakland Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186
Eble Ice Arena
19400 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
Year-round indoor public skating for $6 per person ($3 skate rental).
2201 Michigan Ave, Waukesha, WI 53188
New Berlin City Center Plaza
15040 Library Lane, New Berlin, WI 53151
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
The Ponds of Brookfield
2810 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005
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
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