Get s'more at "Slice of Ice" in Red Arrow Park

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Firepits and s’mores-making will be new additions to family fun in Red Arrow Park. From Dec. 26–Jan. 1, Milwaukee County Parks will host firepits for s’mores-making during regular ice rink hours.

Slice of Ice, voted “Milwaukee’s Best Place to Skate” two years in a row, is located at 920 N. Water Street.

S’mores kits will be available for purchase and include ingredients for a traditional s’mores sandwich, a roasting stick, and wet wipes for easy cleanup. Kits are $3 for a single portion or $10 for a 4-pack. Carry-ins are not allowed at the bonfire.

On New Year’s Eve, Slice of Ice will extend hours from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day for families and friends to “skate in” the new year.

Residents and visitors with their own ice skates can skate for free. Ice skates may be rented for $7 per pair for ages 17 and under, and $8 per pair for adults.

Comfortably accommodating 100 skaters at a time, the 128-by-95-foot refrigerated oval is open through February–or March if the weather allows. The rink is bordered by a 3-foot-6-inch railing, so even the skaters with weak ankles can come out to enjoy the ice.

Slice of Ice is a popular destination for school field trips. Field trips may be scheduled through Dec. 19 or after Jan. 5.

Inside the warming house, a facility shared with Starbucks, is a photo booth and an ATM for skaters’ convenience.

Rink hours throughDec. 21 are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Hours Sunday, Dec. 22–Tuesday, Dec. 24, are 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2-11 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 26-Monday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

For more information, call (414) 289-8791 or visit