Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.


Ice Rinks

Slice up the ice on rinks both indoor and outdoor

Boyd Park

Boyd Park provides access to the Eau Claire River. People can partake in some shoreline fishing. There is also a pedestrian bridge that crosses the river granting access to city recreational trails on either side of the river. During the winter…

1202 Fairway St.
Eau Claire

Chippewa Area Ice Arena

Sundays 6-8pm show up at the South Rink (second set of doors) for Open Skate. During this time, hockey players, figure skaters, community members, and those interested in learning how to skate, are invited to get on the ice. Admission is free and…

839 1st Ave.
Chippewa Falls
 (715) 723-1612

Demmler Park

4 Acres. Basketball hoops, garden plot (community garden), hockey rink (snowbanked), play equipment, recreational field area, shelter house, and toilet facilities.

524 Putman Dr.
Eau Claire

Geno's Slice & Ice

Known as a favorite eating-place for locals and tourists alike, bring the entire family for dining while enjoying their hockey rink (on artificial ice) and arcade. Bring your own skates. Closed on Sundays.

5110 Fairview Dr.
Eau Claire
 (715) 835-2000

Hobbs Ice Arena

In addition to a ton of leagues, Hobbs offers youth open hockey clinics on Wednesday evenings. Open skate times are Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Rentals available. There is an admission fee.

915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

 Learn more online HERE
 (715) 839-5040

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center

This YMCA affiliated building offers programs for adults, families, and children. Kids can enroll in flag-football and other sports activities, and many more family activities are in store.

3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire
 (715) 552-1200