Skating

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12 things you'll find on the Hank Aaron State Trail

Published Nov. 8, 2016

The Hank Aaron State Trail is 12 miles of continuously connected bike and walking trails - some are on the street - that connects the lakefront with Milwaukee's West Side. I rode the section of the trail and here is some of what I found along the way.

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Relax or rip it at Tosa Skatepark

Published Aug. 12, 2016

Last year, Tosa Skateboarders United launched Tosa Skatepark, an open space at Hart Park where anyone can skate or bike in a fun and safe environment. We decided to drop by and check out what the skatepark has to offer.

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Preparations underway for Slice of Ice reopening

Published Dec. 17, 2015

Despite the recent warmer than usual temperatures, the County announced this afternoon that preparations are underway to open the outdoor Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park skating rink this weekend.

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Figure skating has all the elements of great sport and theater

Published Nov. 4, 2014

Sunday was a great sports television day, but not because of the NFL games or because of golf or surfing or college football or NASCAR. It was a great day because of the International Skating Union broadcast from Skate Canada, featuring what I think is the most beautiful athletic competition around with the best color commentators on TV.

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Might we miss winter?

Published April 17, 2014

Even though, it seems, half of my Facebook friends are photographing their naked feet on a Florida beach, I am OK ice skating during spring break. Mostly.

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Figure skating headed to Milwaukee

Published July 9, 2013

Figure skaters from as far away as Argentina and from the top levels of competition will be in Milwaukee July 10-14, when the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club hosts its premier event at the MSOE Kern Center.

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Slice of Ice closing tonight

Published March 28, 2013

After getting a bit of an extension, the Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park is closing for season tonight at 8 p.m.

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Slice of Ice to end season

Published March 20, 2013

The Slice of Ice skating rink in Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St., will end its season this Sunday, March 24.

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Pick yourself up, dust yourself off

Published Jan. 2, 2013

So when I told my kids I would take them ice skating during their winter break and realized, last night, that I only had one day left to achieve my promise, I almost regretted my words.