Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park to Open on Friday, January 5

WHEN: Friday, January 5th, 2024 at 11:00AM.

WHERE: Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

WHAT: Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park’s outdoor ice-skating season will begin on Friday, January 5th.

Slice of Ice is a free, outdoor ice-skating experience for skaters with their own ice skates. Skate rentals are also available in the warming house for $8 per pair for ages 17 & under, $11 per pair for adults, and $5 per pair for pre-scheduled school and non-profit groups. Skate sharpening will also be offered for $6.25. Rentals will be available the entire time the rink is open.

“We are so excited to announce the opening of Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park, and welcome all to come join us in the amazing experience of gliding beneath Milwaukee’s open skies,” said Milwaukee County Parks Director, Guy Smith, “come, skate, and create memories in our frozen wonderland in the heart of Milwaukee!”

Thanks to the Milwaukee Admirals, skate helpers will be available again this year for a $1 rental fee and $5 refundable deposit or photo ID. ADA ice sleds, for skaters with mobility impairments, will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Milwaukee County Parks will offer snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, and bottled beverages for skaters and park users to purchase while the rink is open.

Red Arrow Park will feature stunning, new holiday décor, sponsored by MGIC, WaterStone Bank, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, and Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21. Additionally, festive designs will be installed throughout windows around the park by Christina Persika of Persika Design Co.

“Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park is a cherished winter tradition in our community, and I invite all Milwaukee County families, children, residents, and visitors to take part in this special ice-skating adventure,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “Thank you to our Milwaukee County Parks staff for once again hosting this family-friendly activity in Downtown Milwaukee for folks to enjoy throughout the season.”

Additional Details

• During January and February, Slice of Ice will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

• The complete season schedule and school field trip information are available at or by calling 414-289-8791.

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