Chill Out (and In)!

Snow Much Fun!sledding
by Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann  

Snow much? In my neck of the woods, wowza!

Now that we have the holidays behind us, we can’t ignore the fact that there are plenty of cold, winter days ahead. Fill those days in with some seasonal fun before that spring sun melts all of the white fluffy stuff.

Just Add Kids has put together Snow Much Fun! It’s a skating/sledding/skiing destination guide for Racine, Kenosha and surrounding communities. Read more…

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ICE SKATING
Echo Lake, Burlington (595 Milwaukee Avenue) – Stairs to the lake, pavilion, benches, outdoor portable restroom. – Free.
Devor Park, Burlington (394 Amanda Street) – Free.
Frozen Fairway Skating Rink @ Twin Lakes Country Club (1230 Legion Drive) – Open Friday – Sunday (weather contingent) from 10:00am – 8:00pm.  The cost is $5.00 daily or $20 unlimited. Skate rental is available.  Free skating for all Twin Lakes Country Club Members and Junior Golf Members.  Call 262-877-8500 for more info, or visit http://www.twinlakes-country-club.com/
Milwaukee County Parks (various) – Many of the rinks have warming houses. Warming house hours vary. – Free. Call 414-257-7275 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/OutdoorIceSkating11929.htm
Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park, Milwaukee (920 N. Water Street) – Refrigerated oval is open  through February (or March if the weather allows) – even in temperatures as high as 50 degrees! – Free. Skate rental available: Age 17 & under $7/pair and Age 18 & up $8/pair. See website for hours. Call 414-289-8791 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/RedArrow11930.htm

SLEDDING/TUBING/TOBOGGANING
Beverly-Jo Park, Burlington (367 Dunford Drive) – Free.
Camp MacLean, Burlington (31401 Durand Avenue) – Public Tobogganing is open to the public Sundays from 12:30 until 5:00pm in January and February. Cost per guest ages 3-5years is $3.75, ages 6+ is $6.25. Price includes use of toboggans & sleds, use of the warming house, bathroom facilities, and cocoa.  All people coming to camp must pay fee—even if not sledding or tobogganing.  All children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 262-763-7742 for more info, or visit http://www.ymcachicago.org/maclean/
Devor Park aka “Water Tower Hill”, Burlington
(394 Amanda Street) – Public popular hill by Cooper School. – Free.
Fox River Park, Salem
(9521 304th Avenue) – Bermed sled slide, which provides a long and exhilarating run (weather permitting). Artificial lighting allows night use of this popular sledding facility. – Free.
Greene Park, St. Francis (4235 S Lipton Avenue) – Free.
Hales Corners Park, Hales Corners
(5765 S. New Berlin Road) – Free.
Humboldt Park, Milwaukee (3000 S. Howell Avenue) – Free. Lighted daily from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Johnson Park, Racine (6200 Northwestern Avenue)
Lincoln Park, Kenosha (7010 22nd Avenue) – Free.
Lockwood Park, Racine
(4300 Graceland Boulevard) – Free.
Lowell Park, Waukesha (2201 Michigan Avenue) – 2 wooden toboggan runs with park shelter/warming house. General public hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays 12noon-4pm. Bring your own toboggan/daily chute pass $9/day. Toboggan rental is an additional $10/per with valid driver’s license or $60 deposit. Read more: http://www.ci.waukesha.wi.us/tobrun
Paddock Lake
(On Highway 50 near Hwy 83/75 intersection) Hill is between Central High School and the church to the west. Hill goes from parking lot of church down into the Central HS soccer fields. – Free
Park High School Bowl, Racine (1901 12th Street) – Recommended for older kids. Free.
Petrifying Springs, Kenosha (4909 7th Street) – Free.
Reservoir Park, Racine
(4400 Maryland Avenue) – Free.
Shoop Park, Wind Point/Racine
(4510 Lighthouse Drive) – Free.
Behind Shopko/Kenosha (5300 52nd Street) – Free.
St. Peter’s Park Detention Bowl/Kenosha (2152 30th Avenue) – Free.
Steinhoff Park, Burlington (833 Cedar Drive) – Free.
The Rock Sports Complex, Franklin (7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive) – Daily sessions for snow tubing. Tube rental is $20 per tube. Weeknights Monday through Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. – unlimited; Weekends Friday through Sunday and Holidays 2 hour sessions.  Call 414-529-7676 for more info, or visit http://www.rockcomplex.com/snow-parks/hours-pricing/
Washington Park, Kenosha
(1901 Washington Road) – Free.
Washington Park Municipal Golf Course, Kenosha (2205 Washington Road) – Free.
Wilmot Mountain, Wilmot
(11931 Fox River Road) – The tubing facility features 20 lanes for tubing and a state of the art covered conveyor lift. Snow tubing hill is for ages 5 and older. Brand new lodge features ticket sales, rental items, food, drinks, restrooms and more! Prices and hours vary. Call 262-862-2301 for more info, or visit https://shopwilmotmountain.com/e-commerce/ItemList.aspx
Whitnall Park, Franklin
(5879 S. 92 Street) – Free.
Wilson Recreation, Milwaukee (4001 S. 20 Street) – Free. Lighted daily from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

SKIING
Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods County Park, Bristol (9800 – 160th Avenue) Cross-country (bring your own) – Free. Call (262) 857-8008 for more info, or visit http://www.pringlenc.org
Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville (26313 Burlington Road) Cross-country (bring your own). Vehicle admission sticker required to enter rec area.  Call (262) 878-5600 for more info, or visit http://www.bongnaturalistassociation.org
River Bend Nature Center, Racine (3600 N. Green Bay Road) – Free. Cross-country skis available for rent for $5.00/hour. Call (262) 639-1515 for more info, or visit http://riverbendnaturecenterracine.org/
The Rock Sports Complex, Franklin (7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive) – Daily hours for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Admission $30, children 6 and under complimentary admission with purchase of adult/child ticket (limit one per adult/child). Ski & snowboard rental is $30. Call 414-529-7676 for more info, or visit http://www.rockcomplex.com/snow-parks/hours-pricing/
Washington Park Municipal Golf Course, Kenosha
(2205 Washington Road) Cross-country (bring your own) – Free.
Whitnall Park, Franklin (5879 S. 92 Street) – Free. Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, between noon and 6 p.m. Cross-country ski rentals available for $25 per pair for same day, $30 per pair for 24 hours, $100 per pair for weekly rental. Call (414) 525-4765 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/WhitnallWinterConces19642.htm
Wilmot Mountain, Wilmot
(11931 Fox River Road) – The facility features 25 unique runs with varied terrain for all skiers and snowboarders.  Lift ticket prices and hours vary. Ski and/or snowboard equipment rentals available and vary. Call 262-862-2301 for more info, or visit http://www.wilmotmountain.com/subpage.asp?page=pricinginformation&id=26

SNOWSHOEING
Pringle Nature Center, Bristol (9800 – 160th Avenue) Tuesday – Saturday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, between noon and 3:00 p.m. – Free.  Snowshoes available for rent $5.00 per pair/Friend of Pringle Member. Call (262) 857-8008 for more info, or visit http://www.pringlenc.org
Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville
(26313 Burlington Road) Bring your own snowshoes. Vehicle admission sticker required to enter rec area.  Call (262) 878-5600 for more info, or visithttp://www.bongnaturalistassociation.org
River Bend Nature Center, Racine
(3600 N. Green Bay Road) – Free.  Snowshoes available for rent for $5.00/hour. Call (262) 639-1515 for more info, or visit http://riverbendnaturecenterracine.org/
Whitnall Park, Franklin
(5879 S. 92 Street) – Free. Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, between noon and 6 p.m. Snowshoe rentals $15 per pair for same day, $20 per pair for 24 hours, $50 per pair for weekly rental. Call (414) 525-4765 for more info, or visit http://county.milwaukee.gov/WhitnallWinterConces19642.htm

Favorite destination not listed above?
Be a buddy and share that with JAK and friends. You can post as a comment here, or email us at contact@justaddkidsonline.net

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