Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park

Wilson Ice Arena | Add'l Ice

Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park

 920 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 289-8791

Accessible Ice-Sleds Available! 


Skate for FREE when you bring your own skates - weather and conditions permitting! 
NOTE: When the National Weather Service issues a cold-weather, blizzard or wind-chill advisory, the Skate Rental Counter will be closed.

On your lunch hour, to get away from it all. . .
on a weekday with your kids, to burn off their excess energy. . .
on the weekend with your whole family, for some quality time together. . .

Whatever your reasons for coming to Slice of Ice, you'll enjoy a beautiful downtown park setting, a long skating season at an outdoor rink open from December through February—or March if the weather allowsand a warming house filled with creature comforts.

2017 HOURS
Weather Permitting

Jan. 2 - Jan. 31
Mon-Thurs: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Feb. 1 - Feb. 17 (Season Close)
Mon-Thurs*: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
 (*Skate Rentals begin at 2:00pm Mon-Thurs).

Ice Hockey is NOT allowed at any time Hockey skates may be used, but hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed.


The Best Place for Skating - Best of Milwaukee 2012, 2013, 2014 Award Winner

Park Setting
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!

Sledges, or ice-sleds, make skating accessible at Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park

Accessible Ice Sleds Available FREE  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 may have a wait of about 10-minutes. 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


Fees 2016–2017
Rentals are available during rink open hours.
Mid-season, rental hours will be shortened on Mondays-Thursdays to 2 p.m.-8 p.m., but on Fridays and weekends, rental hours will remain available during all open rink hours.
Skate Rental: sizes range from toddler size 8, to women's size 11 and men's size 14

Age 18 & Up: $8/pair (includes tax)
Age 17 & Under: $7/pair (includes tax) 

Accessible Ice Sleds Available FREE  Sledge Rental: FREE upon request -- limited supply!
Skate Rental for Companion Who Transfers Person with Disability to Sledge: See rates above 

Skate Sharpening
Bring your skates to us for a competitive edge.
$6/pair  (includes tax)

Map of Nearby Parking
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For a great school field trip or youth group outing, pre-register your group!





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