Make family memories teaching the little ones to skate for the first time or glide around hand in hand on a chilly date night. Ice skating around a rink or frozen pond is a Northwoods winter must-do activity.
The pond is the perfect place to slide around in your snow boots or to practice your triple Lutz! It is located between the Chalet and the snowshoe trail “Breaking Free.”
If you have them, bring your own skates.
The Ski Shop rents XC Skis and Snowshoes but not ice skates. As mentioned, they have a *few* pairs of donated ice skates that are available for you to borrow, however, sizes and variety are not always reliable.
The Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena is a non-profit skating facility that supports the development of skating among people of all ages and abilities. The Arena offers various programs for youth to adults including hockey leagues, open skating, figure skating, and learn to skate programs.
**LHIA now has a limited amount of rental skates
***Public skating is just that, no hockey or figure skating
Torpy Park, in downtown Minocqua, is a great outdoor public ice rink.
The rink is located by the Woodruff Town Hall, which is a perfect opportunity for your family to skate, and watch the fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa has a great outdoor skating pond. Other winter activities offered are: XC skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, broomball, nature exploration adventures, winter survival and more.