Here's a list of all the outdoor ice skating rinks in Milwaukee that local families love. You can use our interactive map to find the one closest to you, and if your favorite is missing from the list, be sure to recommend it below so we can add it!

Outdoor ice skating is temperature dependent, so be sure to verify open skate hours before you head out. And when you get back home, warm up with any of these favorite hot chocolate and holiday cookies recipes, and then come back to leave a comment below to share your experience with other Milwaukee families so we can keep improving our parent-to-parent resource!

    Lake Park

     (770.6 mi)

    Weather permitting

    Free admission, no skate rental

    Lisa R:  Winter visitors to this stunning park designed by Frederick Olmstead can skate in this natural, open-air rink for free whenever the weather is cold enough. If you do happen to stop by on a day when the ice is too soft to skate, don't worry, the North Point Lighthouse is just a short walk away. The rink is located near the playground at Lake Drive and Locust St.

    Humboldt Park

     (770.9 mi)

    Weather permitting

    Free admission, no skate rental

    Lisa R:  Each winter, a team of volunteers clears and maintains the naturally frozen ice on the Humboldt Park lagoon for free, open skating. Visitors must bring their own skates and are asked to remove all sports equipment (such as hockey goals) when leaving. Information about current conditions on the ice can be found on the website. The pavilion, with bathrooms, is open during posted hours.

    Red Arrow Park - Slice of Ice

     (772.6 mi)

    Rink is open Dec to late-Jan

    Free admission, skate rental is $7 - $9

    Beth Wood:  This is a wonderful ice rink in a park setting in downtown Milwaukee! The rink is bordered by a 3-foot-6-inch railing, so even if you're a skater with weak ankles, you can come out to enjoy the ice. If your skater needs a little extra support, they also rent skater aides. The rink is well maintained with a nice warming house with lockers along with an on-site Starbucks!

    Lynden Sculpture Garden

     (777.6 mi)

    Weather dependent

    Included with admission, $7 - $9 per person, free for kids under 6, no skate rental

    Lisa R:  Families who want to skate at the Lynden Sculpture Garden have to wait for temperatures to really drop, but when they do, skaters are in for a treat. When conditions are right, garden staff prepare the ice on Little Pond and open it to guests, where they can skate amidst one of the most beautiful scenes in Milwaukee. If you're planning to visit the Garden this winter for a story time or kid's art workshop, call ahead to find out if it's a good day to pack your skates.

    Mee-Kwon Park (Mule Hill)

     (783.1 mi)

    Weather permitting

    Free admission, no skate rental

    Shila:  Mee-Kwon Park is located on the west and south sides of MeeKwon Golf Course. Ice skating at the pond adjacent to Mule Hill may also be open during park hours and as conditions allow. There is a warming house next to the pond.

    Lowell Park - Waukesha

     (794.8 mi)

    Weather permitting

    Free admission, no skate rental

    Shila:  At Lowell Park, an ice skating rink is located near the warming shelter. This is in addition to a sledding hill nearby as conditions permit.

    Lisbon Community Park

     (800.0 mi)

    Weather permitting

    Free admission, no skate rental

    Shila:  Flooded ice skating rinks will be maintained (conditions permitting) during select months at Community Park.

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