It’s that time of year again! It’s time to dig out the ice skates and plan a visit to one of these classic community skating rinks. When the kids are done twirling around the smooth ice, pack up the van and head to a hill for some sledding thrills. You won’t want to miss the fun that these winter wonderlands offer!
Residents and visitors alike wait all year for Mill Pond to freeze over and transform into a smooth, skater’s dream. On your way to the east end of Main Street where you’ll find this gem of a pond, you’ll roll through the small-town quaintness that Plymouth emanates. Situated on the northernmost point of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest, this scenic wonder is the perfect spot to enjoy outdoor kids activities such as ice skating.
Eau Claire’s Boyd Park is the perfect place to stop for a spin around the rink. Located just off of Main Street, Boyd Park offers the public a free outdoor skating rink, as well as a free outdoor ice hockey rink.
King Park in Milton is a slice of paradise in the winter months, as it transforms from a disc golf course into a thrilling public sledding hill.
Stevens Point offers its own winter wonderland in Iverson Park, the largest of 21 different city-owned parks. Not only does Iverson Park have an outdoor skating rink with a warming house, but it also consists of a groomed and tracked 2.5 mile cross-country trail, three sledding hills, one sledding hill specifically for kids six years and younger, and one snowboarding hill. Spend the day sledding and skating in Stevens Point!
- Tip for Parents: Stop at the Wooden Chair for a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup.
Wisconsin is home to the impressive Minocqua Winter Park, the gem of which is the Chip Wulff Memorial Pond. With ski trails and snow tubing on Squirrel Hill, this winter park will beckon you to get a season pass and have you hoping for a long winter. If you’re looking for a quaint ice skating rink in Minocqua, grab your skates and head to Torpy Park!