Family winter fun in the snow January February in Lake Country

Lake Country and Waukesha Country Winter Fun Guide

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. The post-holiday blues are a thing and January and February can seem like the longest months of the year… January 74th anyone?? But, family fun can be found everywhere if you know where to look and switch your mindset! Lake Country Family Fun believes in finding family fun 365 days a year, even in January and February!! So, if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for things to do in Lake Country and the Waukesha County area in the winter, this list is for you! Grab your kids (and maybe a brave grandparent), put a smile on your frozen face, and go enjoy the outdoors even in the wintertime! 

Bundle up and have a great time in the snow or on the ice!

If you are looking for winter fun in the Waukesha County or Lake Country area, look no further, this one is for you!
Ski, Ice Skate, Sled, Snowmobile and more!

If it’s crazy cold, be sure to check out Lake Country Family Fun’s Indoor Play Guide and the DISNEY ENCHNATED FILM SERIES to beat the cold indoors 😉

Please Thank Our Winter Fun Guide Sponsor

 

Nothing says winter in Wisconsin like ice skating outside! Find outdoor ice skating rinks at Waukesha County parks and other local parks located throughout Lake Country. 

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.

Not yet open for 2019-2020 winter season.

Manchester Hill Park
A 15-acre park located in the north central part of Muskego: W167S7650 Parkland Drive, Muskego.
A pond on the park’s south end provides ice skating during the winter months.

Call the Hotline at (262) 679-5645 for the most up-to-date information.

Civic Center Ice Rink 
N64 W23760 Main Street, Sussex.
Please bring your own ice skates. No skate rentals are available at this time. Hockey is allowed, but please be respectful of others using the rink.

Civic Center Restrooms Available: 
Monday-Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm;
Friday, 8 am to 5 pm;
Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm; 
Sundays, 1 pm to 4 pm. 

Not yet open for 2019-2020 winter season. Stay tuned HERE.

Fowler Lake in Oconomowoc
A 10-acre community park located on the eastern shore of Fowler Lake central Oconomowoc: 500 Oakwood Ave., Oconomowoc.
Access from Municipal Lot by fishing pier.
Here is a video about the City of Oconomowoc’s Ice Rink grooming from 2016.

Not yet open for 2019-2020 winter season.

Lac La Belle in Oconomowoc (City Beach)
Not yet cleared for ice skating in 2020 season.  

Village Park in Eagle
401 Markham Rd, Eagle.
The ice rink at Village Park in Eagle is not yet open for the 2019-2020 winter season. When it is, it will be skate at your own risk. Must bring your own skates and equipment. Dates of operation will be dependent on the weather.

Lisbon Ice Skating Rink

N78 W26970 Bartlett Parkway
Lisbon, WI

Currently closed for 2019-2020 winter season due to warm weather. 
Watch HERE for updates.

***Disclaimer – This information can change as ice skating is weather dependent, and weather in Wisconsin is unpredictable. 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. ***

Sometimes winter weather doesn’t cooperate to ice skate outside. It can be too warm or too cold or the worst – rainy! Luckily, there are many indoor ice skating rinks in the Lake Country and Waukesha County area for your family to enjoy!

Mullett Ice Center – Hartland

  • 700 North Ave. Hartland, WI
  • Click this LINK for public skate times.

Eble Ice Arena – Brookfield

  • 19400 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI
  • To see Lake Country Family Fun’s guest contributor’s experience, click here.

The Ponds of Brookfield Ice Arena

  • 2810 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI

Naga-Waukee Ice Arena – Delafield

  • 2699 Golf Rd, Delafield, WI
  • View their calendar for open skate times
  • To see Lake Country Family Fun’s guest contributor’s experience, click here.

Petit National Ice Center in West Allis

  • 500 S 84th St, Milwaukee, WI
  • Click this link for open skate times

Wilson Ice Arena

  • 4001 S 20th St, Milwaukee, WI
  • Click this link for open skate times

My husband is an avid snowmobiler. He takes multiple trips in the winter to northern WI and Upper Michigan, but loves it the best when we can snowmobile at home. Thus, our kids have been snowmobiling since they could walk. It can be a great family vacation and we’ve already been on one trip in Northern WI this winter ❄️

Here’s what you need to know:

Did you know that all the snowmobile trails in Wisconsin are volunteer maintained by local snowmobile clubs? Pretty amazing how it all works. 

If you plan to snowmobile, it’s best to join a snowmobile club first. And you must have a WI DNR sticker on your snowmobile. The sticker is less expensive if you are a snowmobile club member.

You can only snowmobile when the trails are open. Trails are publicly and privately funded and volunteer maintained by local snowmobile clubs. Consider joining a local club or attending a local fundraiser if you enjoy snowmobiling, too. Find a local snowmobile club here.

For trail conditions call the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association’s Hotline at (414) 299-0330.

For trail conditions call the Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance hotline at (920) 699-SNOW.

For trail conditions call the Walworth County Snowmobile Alliance hotline at (262) 742-2664.

For trail conditions call the Dodge County hotline at (920) 386-3705. 

There may not be any mountains in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean that you have to hop a plane to downhill ski or snowboard. Find many ski hills within an hour of Lake Country. 

Ausblick Ski Hill
W260N6395 Maryhill Rd, Sussex, WI

Ausblick is a private ski hill in Sussex. Families can purchase memberships and bring guests. Patrons can ski or snowboard.

Little Switzerland Ski Hill
105 Cedar Creek Rd, Slinger, WI

Little Switzerland is open to the public. Guests can purchase season passes or daily passes.

Heiliger Huegel Ski Club
5482 WI-167, Hubertus, WI

Heiliger Huegel Ski Club offers a family-friendly private ski club experience. 

Sunburst Winter Sports Park
8355 Prospect Drive, Kewaskum, WI

Sunburst Winter Sports Park offers the public snowboarding, skiing, and tubing.

Alpine Valley Resort
W2501 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI

Alpine Valley Resort offers the public a skiing hill and skiing lessons for children and adults.

The Rock Snow Park
7900B W Crystal Ridge Rd., Franklin, WI

The Rock Snow Park offers guests skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.

The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI

The Mountain Top offers guests 20 downhill ski runs for children and adults.

Cascade Mountain
W10441 Cascade Mountain Road, Portage, WI

Cascade Mountain offers guests downhill skiing and snow tubing.

How would we get through winter, without awesome winter events? Don’t miss these family friendly winter events to chase the blues away!

Camp MacLean Public Tobbogganing 2020
Come enjoy YMCA Camp MacLean’s toboggan slide on select Sunday afternoons from 12:00 pm to 4:00pm in January and February 2020.

DELAFREEZE
January 11, 2020

Winter Fest at the Corners of Brookfield
January 17-19, 2020

SLEDDING PARTY IN SUSSEX
January 18, 2020 (February 15 “no snow date”)

Take a Kid Ice Fishing, Dousman
January 18, 2020

WAUKESHA JANBOREE 
January 17 – 26, 2020
EXTENDED FUN OVER TWO WEEKENDS!!

CHILIFEST IN OCONOMOWOC
January 25, 2020

ELM GROVE WINTER FESTIVAL
February 1, 2020

LISBON WINTER FUN DAY
February 1, 2020

CEDARBURG WINTER FESTIVAL
February 15 and 16, 2020

Winter Fun Guide Where to ski, snowmobile, snowboard, ice skate and sled in Waukesha County and Lake Country
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