Ice Skating

Winter Activity Updates

Icon of ice skate
01/26/2021: As a reminder: Parks staff is responsible for priority snow removal including roads, more than 400 bus stops, bike trails, sidewalks, and parking lots before any clearing of ice rinks/lagoons or grooming trails. We appreciate your patience and understanding as safety will always be first.
Ice Skating

2021 Ice Skating Season
19 designated rinks and lagoons at 13 locations throughout the park system.  

  • FREE-TO-USE: All designated rinks and lagoons are free to use. No reservation required! 
  • SKATE RENTALS AVAILABLE (first-come, first-served): Elver, Tenney and Vilas
  • No rentals on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
  • CHECK THE STATUS: Is the rink open? See the status below.
    • 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.
  • LEARN MORE about winter recreation in Madison Parks:

WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR 
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, park users will see a number of adjustments this season.

  • Wear a mask.
  • Restrooms open, with limited capacity.
  • Warming shelters are closed to the public. No personal items may be left inside. 
  • Skate rentals available with modified hours. See each location for equipment, rates, and hours. 
  • No hot chocolate or concessions. 
  • Limited outdoor seating provided.

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