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COVID-19 Update

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Ice Skating

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.

March 8, 2022 update: The outdoor ice rink at Veterans Memorial Park has closed for the season, due to recent warm weather that caused the ice to melt. The ice rink will re-open later in the year, around the end of November.

 

Archived 2021/2022 Winter Information:

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, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. – weather permitting

Cost: Free

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: 4 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, with the exception of holidays.

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. 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.

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