Winter sports


Slice of Ice opens Friday at Red Arrow Park

Published Nov. 27, 2013

Thanks to the early frigid temps, ice skating begins Friday, Nov. 29 at Red Arrow Park's Slice of Ice rink, 920 N. Water St. You may recall that unusually warm weather delayed the opening of the rink last year.


Red Arrow Slice of Ice rink closing

Published March 8, 2012

As the warm weather begins to move in to Milwaukee, the Red Arrow "Slice of Ice" rink will be closing officially on Sunday, or up until weather permits this weekend. Read on for the rink's planned hours and contact information.


Head for the hills (and bring your sled)

Published Dec. 12, 2010

The snow is finally starting to fall in Milwaukee, so grab your sled, toboggan or inner tube and get ready to ride your way down the slopes.


Ice is a way of life for Pettit Center's Jason Piche

Published Feb. 23, 2010

Ice is an unfortunate by-product of winter, glazing our roads and walkways, threatening doom to our gutters and making the winter months a treacherous journey to spring and sunshine. But for Jason Piche, an ice-maker at the Pettit National Ice Center, the slick stuff is a point of pride.


Milwaukee area curlers find camaraderie on ice

Published Jan. 21, 2010

As the Winter Olympics bring renewed attention to the famously northern sport, greater Milwaukee's curling clubs offer both young and old a chance to compete in a game that's easy to learn but hard to perfect. The Wauwatosa Curling Club invited Andy Tarnoff to drop in on a recent Thursday night to learn the ropes.


Sporting winter wonder

Published Jan. 10, 2010

Yes, it's cold and yes, you need strong motivation but once you're out there, you'll be happy you went. I was yesterday, after a snowshoeing jaunt at Nashotah Park.


Milwaukee County sledding guide

Published Nov. 29, 2009

It's another Wisconsin winter, and love it or hate it, there's no denying that gathering the family or a group of friends to hit the snow-covered hills is one of the perks that we Midwesterners can enjoy, most years, well into the months that other states call "spring."


Family ice fishing: the new skiing?

Published Feb. 9, 2009

Many families ski together in the winter months, or go sledding or ice-skating as a clan, but another winter sport is now safe and accessible. Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan offers an all-inclusive, family ice fishing package.


Indoor winter sports guide

Published Dec. 4, 2008

Think it's too cold to get in some excercise? Not if you take advantage of Milwaukee's numerous indoor winter sports opportunities. Here's a list we compiled to get you back into shape.


Wausau makes perfect host for winter athletes

Published Jan. 23, 2005

Once a year, the Wausau area becomes the Salt Lake City of Wisconsin winter sports athletes as it hosts the Badger State Games. The Games have become the biggest Olympic-style winter sports festival in the U.S.