Where to Ice Skate in Wisconsin

One of the best ways to survive through the long winter months is to embrace the fun, outdoor activities of the season—like ice skating. Whether you’re a pro on the ice or are just dipping your toes into the water—er, ice—of the sport, you’ll find plenty of wintery destinations to visit and get your skate on. Here’s where to ice skate in Wisconsin this winter.

Winter Park


Throughout the holiday season, Minocqua’s Winter Park looks like something straight out of a Hallmark movie—and the area’s frozen Chip Wulff Memorial Pond is no exception to the wintery transformation. While the spot is more secluded than other touristed ponds, it still has volunteers that monitor the skating destination each season, so that visitors can enjoy a safe and unforgettable ice skating experience. For more information, visit www.minocquawinterpark.org.

Mill Pond Ice Skating


Like many of Wisconsin’s most popular ponds, Mill Pond freezes over each winter and serves as an ice skating destination for locals in Mural Capital and tourists alike. The nearby warming house even has ice skates on-hand for those who might not have a pair of their own. For more information, visit www.plymouthgov.com.

The Edgewater Ice Skating Rink Madison Wisconsin
Photo courtesy The Edgewater

The Edgewater


The Edgewater Hotel is beautiful to visit in literally any season, but come winter, the picturesque hotel boasts unbelievable views of the nearby Lake Mendota, plus nearly 4,000 square feet of open ice skating space. Escape to the Edgewater for a weekend and enjoy the splendors of winter sports while you’re at it! For more information, visit www.theedgewater.com.

Ice Road


Despite the ominous name, Bayfield’s Ice Road is actually just the nickname of the bay that sits between Bayfield and Madeline Island—think classic, frozen ice pond and less actual “ice road.” The spot is famous for its thick freezing, which supports a safe (and unique) two-mile stretch of ice for visitors to play on during the winter months.

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