Groove and Glide Makes Icy Weather Fun

Posted by Laura Kocum on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 6:39am.

madison outdoor ice skatingImagine music, lights, disco balls and glow sticks. Put all of this on ice, and you have a fun and free family event every weekend at Madison Parks. Called “Groove and Glide,” the ice skating event travels from park to park throughout the winter. This year skaters can even join Bucky and the UW Women's Hockey Team at one of the events. Groove and Glide makes stops at Vilas, Tenney, Elver and Westmorland parks. Enjoy a few laps around the rink, and warm up with hot chocolate or a cappuccino. Concessions are available for purchase at every location except Westmorland, and skate rentals can be obtained for $6 for adults and $3 for skaters under age 14. After the first hour, skate rentals can be extended for $2.

The current schedule includes:

Friday, Jan. 9, 6-8 pm at Elver Park
Sunday, Jan. 18, 11:30-12:30 p.m. at Vilas Park (Special appearance by UW Women’s Hockey Team and Bucky)
Friday, Jan. 23, 6-8 pm at Westmorland Park
Friday, Feb. 6, 6-8 pm at Vilas Park
Friday, Feb. 20, 6-8 pm at Tenney Park

In addition to the Groove and Glide parties, Madison parks maintains up to 12 skating rinks each year for the community's enjoyment. Open skating hours and availability of skate rentals and concessions vary depending on the location. For more information on ice skating in Madison, or Groove and Glide, visit the Madison Parks website

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