A 32-foot by 60-foot outdoor ice rink is set up by the City of Kenosha at Veterans Memorial Park during the winter months for ice skating.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park is located at 5220 Sixth Avenue in Downtown Kenosha. This is adjacent to the City Hall, which is located at 625 52nd Street.
Hours: Seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – weather permitting. Starting December 1, 2023.
Skates: Bring your own skates or check out free ice skates sponsored by the Mayor’s Youth Commission during posted rental hours.
Ice skates are available – on a first-come-first-served basis – at the Skate Hut outside the ice rink during rental hours. Regular rental hours are: 4 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Hours may vary on holiday weekends. Child and adult sizes are available for check-out by dropping off a photo ID, such as a valid driver’s license or a valid school-issued ID.
Not Allowed: No hockey pucks or sticks are allowed on the ice rink. No street shoes or pets are allowed on the ice. Food and beverages also are not allowed on the ice rink.
Please note: it is never safe to ice skate in the Lake Michigan harbor downtown. Even during very cold weather, ice can crack. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, there is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice on open bodies of water. People are not able to determine the strength of ice by factors including its appearance, age, thickness, temperature or whether the ice is covered with snow. Ice strength is based on a combination of several factors, and they can vary from water body to water body. Ice strength can also vary in different areas of the same body of water.