By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 15, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Well here's some good news: Ice skating will return to Red Arrow Park, 920 S. Water St., starting this Friday, Dec 18 at 10 a.m.

"With the official start of winter just around the corner, I’m happy to announce to that the of Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park will open this Friday at 10 a.m.,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “Milwaukee County residents love to get outside in the winter weather, and I’m thrilled we were able to adapt to the circumstances of the pandemic and find a safe way to continue the yearly tradition of opening the Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park despite the challenges we’ve faced this year.”

This year, skaters must book a 60-minute skate time in advance, and a maximum of 25 skaters will be allowed on the ice at one time. To help keep visitors safe the skate changing area this year will be under a tent canopy, rather than indoors.

Slice of Ice time slots will be available from 10 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 11p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made at

Skate rentals are available for $7 per pair for ages 17 and under, or $9 per pair for adults. Slice of Ice is free to use for skaters with their own ice skates, but timeslot reservations are still required. Polar Pal toddler-sized skating supports will be available again this year for a $1 rental fee and $5 refundable deposit or photo ID. ADA Ice sleds for people with limited mobility will be available for free use when requested 24 hours in advance.

For the complete season schedule and COVID-19 guidelines go to or call (414) 289-8791.

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.