Are you ready for some wintertime fun? We hear a lot of people complain about the snow and cold. (I’m one of those people some days.) But, family fun can be found everywhere if you know where to look! So, kids grab Mom and Dad (and maybe a brave grandparent), put a smile on your frozen face, and go enjoy the outdoors even in the wintertime! All of these ice skating rinks and sledding hills are park/public land. We will never post ice skating rinks or sledding hills that are on private property. Bundle up and have a great time! If you are looking for winterfun in the Waukesha County or Lake Country area, look no further, this one is for you!
Waukesha County Parks –
Oakwood Community Park – A 39-acre park located on the northwest corner of STH 83 and Oakwood Road in Delafield.
The ice skating rink is 52 feet x 100 feet. There are two hockey goals available. It is free to use and has a portable restroom and benches. Users must bring their own skates and are encouraged to wear helmets and other protective equipment such as elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards.
Manchester Hill Park – W167S7650 Parkland Drive, Muskego, WI 53150.
A pond on the park’s south end provides ice skating during the winter months.
Armory Park – W237N5930 Maple Avenuein Sussex. Hours: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm
Fowler Lake in Oconomowoc – Access from Municipal Lot by fishing pier.
Milwaukee County Parks –
Center Street – Waterstone Bank Ice Rink – Open for 2016-2017 season
6420 W Clarke St., 342-0215
Rink: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Warming House Hours: Monday through Friday: 3:00 – 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 pm
Concessions/Skate Loaning Hours: Saturday – Sunday: Noon to 6:00 pm (Based on availability of volunteer staff)
Hales Corners – Alyson Dudek International Ice Center – Open for 2016-2017 season
Open 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Must bring your own skates.
5765 S New Berlin Rd.,
For more information, call the Friends of Hales Corners Park and Pool (414) 418-8299
Humboldt – Humboldt Park Friends website – Open for 2016-2017 season
3000 S Howell Ave., (414) 482-4270
Rink Lit until 8 pm daily
Warming House: Monday-Friday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 8:00 pm
LaFollette (land rink) – May be closed for entirety of 2016-2017 season
9418 W Washington St.,
For more information, call the Friends of LaFollette Park at (414) 587-8217.
Lake Park (land rink) – Opening soon for 2016-2017 season, likely January 2017.
2975 N Lake Park Rd., (414) 962-1680
For more information, click here: Lake Park Friends.
McCarty – Opening soon for 2016-2017 season, likely January 2017.
8214 W Cleveland Ave., (414) 672-5052
Rainbow (land rink) – Open January 6th
700 S 119 St, (414) 327-8906
Rink lit until 10 pm daily.
Warming House Hours vary beginning January 7th
Scout Lake – Opening soon for 2016-2017 season, likely January 2017.
5902 W Loomis Rd., (414) 425-7303
Warming House Hours: Noon until 8:00 pm
Sheridan – Opening soon for 2016-2017 season, likely January 2017.
4800 S Lake Dr., (414) 762-1550
Rink lit until 10:00 pm daily
Go to Sheridan Park friends for more information.
Red Arrow Park
920 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 – Season opened December 13, 2016.
Free skating if you bring your own skates! Rentals are available during open hours, when rental hours will be shortened on Mon-Thurs to 2 p.m.-8 p.m. (Fri and weekend rental hours will remain available during rink hours). Skate sizes range from toddler size 8, to women’s size 11 and men’s size 14.
Age 18 & Up: $8/pair (includes tax)
Age 17 & Under: $7/pair (includes tax)
Warming House: There is floor-to-ceiling windows in the warming house to view the ice. Amenities include: restroom facilities, ice skate rentals, lockers (limited availability), Starbucks, selling coffee and bakery, Soda, beer, candy, and snacks at the Skate window.
Click here for more information.
***Disclaimer – This information can change and the parks may no longer have ice skating, check their websites to see if the rinks are open. Caution must be used at rinks that are on water (not land rinks) to ensure ice is thick enough to skate on. Skate at your own risk. ***
Indoor Ice Skating –
- 19400 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI
- Public Skate hours M-F noon to 3, Sat/Sun 2-4
- 2810 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI
- Public skate on Sundays from 5-6pm
Naga-Waukee Ice Arena in Delafield
- 2699 Golf Rd, Delafield, WI
- View their calendar for open skate times
Petit National Ice Center in West Allis
- 500 S 84th St, Milwaukee, WI
- Click this link for open skate times
- 4001 S 20th St, Milwaukee, WI
- Click this link for open skate times
Waukesha County Parks –
Menomonee Park – W220 N7884 Townline Road Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Minooka Park – 1927 E. Sunset Drive Waukesha, WI 53186
Mukwonago Park – County Hwy LO Mukwonago, WI 53149
Nashotah Park – W330 N5113 County Hwy C Nashotah, WI 53058
These four parks have sledding hills and the snow conditions for each are updated Tuesday and Fridays by 5:00 p.m. Please see the quick link under: Snow Conditions
Park Hours – Sunrise to 10 p.m. year round
There is a fee to enter the park- check this link for current rates.
Other Parks in Waukesha County –
Town of Mukwonago-
Lauren Park– W315S8555 County Road EE Mukwonago, WI 53149
Nature Hill- 850 Lake Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Bigger hill for older kids/elementary ages and up.
Fowler Park- 438 N Oakwood Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
This is a great smaller hill for families with little children. The parking lot is close to the hill.
There are no public restrooms available. Please plan accordingly and go before you sled 😉
Genesee Lake Road Park- 37505 Genesee Lake Rd. Summit, WI 53066
Valley View Park- 5051 S. Sunny Slope Rd. New Berlin, WI 53151
Sledding and tobogganing are permitted on the open, lighted sledding hill located at Valley View Park.
Calhoun Park– 5400 S. Calhoun Rd. New Berlin, WI 53151
Sledding and tobogganing is permitted below the starting barrier on the northwest sled slope of Calhoun Park. Sledding and saucers are only permitted on the southwest small-fry slope.
Gatewood Park– 14201 W. Kostner Ln. New Berlin, WI 53151
A small-fry hill is available for sledding at Gatewood Park.
Village Park- 13600 Juneau Blvd Elm Grove, WI 53122
Mitchell Park- 19900 River Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045 (Entrances off of Capitol Drive and River Road between Barker Road and Brookfield Road)
Wirth Park- 2585 Pilgrim Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
Wirth Park South- 16198 W North Ave, Brookfield, WI 53005
Park Arthur- S63W17833 College Avenue, Muskego, Wisconsin 53150
Sussex Village Park- W244n6100 Weaver Dr, Sussex, WI 53089
Town of Delafield Sports Commons– Intersection of Maple Ave/Silvernail Rd Delafield, WI (visible from I-94) has skatepark as well.
Wales Community Park – 420 E Brandybrook Rd, Wales, WI 53183
The park board authorized the installation of a port a toilet to Wales Community Park by the soccer pavilion for patrons using the sledding hill. The toilet will be in place by 12/13/2016 for the duration of the 2016-2017 winter season.
Liberty Park – 440 Concord Road Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
Lowell Park– 2201 Michigan Ave, Waukesha, WI 53188
This is a sledding hill and a toboggan run! If you enjoy thrills, chills and speed, you will not want to miss the 350 foot lighted toboggan runs at Lowell Park. The Toboggan runs will be opening on December 26, 2016 for this winter season!
General Public Hours of Operation
Saturdays Noon – 4:00 pm
Sundays Noon – 4:00 pm
Toboggan Run Fees*
Bringing your own Toboggan
Daily Chute Pass: $9/day
Toboggan Rentals: $10/hour
Valid Driver’s License or $60 deposit required
Cash only and tax is included in all fees
* A Participant Waiver must be signed by all toboggan run users. All users under the age of 18 years must have waiver signed by parent or guardian, prior to toboggan run usage. Waiver is available at Lowell Park Shelter during toboggan run hours of operation. All riders must be 48″ or taller. Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For up-to-date conditions, please call WPRF Information Line at 262-522-9356.
***Disclaimer – This information can change and the parks may no longer have sledding, check their websites to see if the hills are open. We will not post sledding hills that are on private property, sledding is dangerous and it is at your own risk. ***