When is Slice of Ice outdoor skating open?
Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park
For hours and fees, please check our website here: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/Explore/Slice-of-Ice
Rentals/Services Available (see site for details)
Skate Rental: sizes from toddler size 8, to women's size 11 and men's size 14
Skater Aide Rental for Children: Small fee plus refundable deposit from a guardian
Sledge (Ice Sled) Rental: FREE upon request-- limited supply! Reserve at least 24 hours in advance by calling 414-289-8791 Standard skate rental rates apply for the Companion who transfers the person with disability to the Sledge
Skate Sharpening: Bring your skates to us for a competitive edge.
More about Slice of Ice
Milwaukee County's Red Arrow Park, in downtown Milwaukee, was redesigned in 1999 with private and public funding and is now home to Slice of Ice. The park was named to honor the 32nd Red Arrow Division of the US Army. A red granite sculpture depicting the insignia of this division stands in the park today.
Outdoor Refrigerated Rink
Comfortably accommodating 100 skaters at a time, the 128-by-95 refrigerated oval is open from December through February—or March if the weather allows! 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!
Everyone Can Skate!
Through the partnership of Ramp Up MKE and the Milwaukee County Parks, sledges, or ice sleds, are now available! Sledges offer people with mobility disabilities the opportunity to skate. Use of a sledge is FREE upon request. Because the sledges are currently stored off-site, you must reserve a sledge at least 24 hours in advance by calling 414-289-8791. Your companions may bring their own skates and skate for FREE or rent skates.
In the Warming House. . .
Through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the warming house or from the rooftop overlook, you'll have a great view of all that's happening on the ice.
- restroom facilities
- ice skate rentals
- lockers (limited availability)
- Starbucks, selling coffee and bakery
- Soda, beer, candy, and snacks at the Skate window
Map of Nearby Parking
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For a great school field trip or youth group outing, pre-register your group! Please call 414-257-8067.