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 started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.