|Strap on some skates and enjoy the ice rinks|
Here's the scoop on Slice of Ice, which was voted as Milwaukee's best place for skating. It's a refrigerated rink, so even if temps are warmer, they can make ice. It can be open through early March if weather holds out. The ice is groomed regularly so the potential for falling in ruts is lower than on other outdoor rinks. Cost to rent skates is $8 for adults and $7 for kids. Skate sharpening is $6 per pair.
|Skating is fun for all ages. There are smaller barrels to help the youngest who are learning balance.|
|Get a warm beverage from Starbucks, whether you're skating or just watching.|
|Some of the decorated trees on display through early January|
S'Mores Week (December 26-Jan4) is a fun time to visit. When you're done skating, buy a kit to make your very own s'mores over a small fire. $3 will get you a single serving or $10 will serve 4 people. Hours for this treat are 2-10 PM.
When the weather gets colder, there will be a number of additional rinks at local parks. If it's on a lagoon, there has to be 6 inches of ice. If it's a manmade rink, it just needs to stay cold enough to hold the ice frozen. For a complete list of county park rinks, check out this link.