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Multi-Purpose Building #1 and # 2 at Marathon Park, 1201 Stewart Ave, Wausau are converted to indoor ice from mid September to the beginning of March annually.  There is no ice at Marathon Park March through mid-September.  These sheets of ice can be rented for organized hockey or figure skating events.  There are also designated public skating hours each season.  Skates are also available to rent at the facilities.

Private Ice Rental Information:

Ice rental directly at the Arena is not available.  To reserve available ice at Marathon Park, please contact the Park Office, 212 River Drive, Suite 2, Wausau at 715.261.1550, M - F, 8am - 430pm, to check availability.  Ice reservations must be made a minimum of 3 days before the reservation date(s).  Customer must complete, sign, date and forward to the Park Department the Indoor Ice Rental Permit found here.  The Park Office will review requested dates against the ice schedules and approve requests if dates and times are available.  Ice time can be reserved by 1/2 hour increments with a one hour minimum.  Payment must be made through the Park Office at the time of the reservation.  Cash, check or credit card payments are accepted.

At the end of the rented ice time, that ice time is shortened by 10 minutes to allow the Zamboni to resurface the ice.  For example if ice is rented from 4pm to 5pm, by a group, the groups actual time on the ice will be 4pm to 4:50pm.

Private Ice Rental Rates Pre-Tax Hourly Ice Rates Hourly Rate with Tax
Multi Purpose Building #1 $145.00/Hour $152.98/Hour
Multi Purpose Building #2 $145.00/Hour $152.98Hour

Private Ice Refund Policy:

  1. For all cancellations 14 calendar days or more prior to the scheduled event:  90% of the rental fee will be refunded.
  2. For all cancellations 13 calendar days or less before the scheduled event:  The entire rental fee is forfeited.
  3. For weather related cancellations, 100% of the rental fee will be refunded.


Public Ice Information:

Public Skating Fees:
Individual Skating Fee-Youth - (17 and younger) $3.00
Individual Skating Fee - Adult $4.00
Season Pass - Youth and Adult $75.00
Bonus Card Youth (Good for 10 Sessions) $20.00
Bonus Card - Adult (Good for 10 Sessions) $30.00
Skate Rental per pair per skating Session** $3.00
One of two Indoor ice arenas at Marathon Park

**Skates are not allowed to leave the premises.  Rental skate sizes range from a child size 10 to an adult size 13. There are approximately 70 pairs of skates. They are all single blade (no double blade skates for the kids). The majority of the skates are in the size range of 4-8.

Noon Hour Public Skating Hours is open from September 30, 2019 to March 6, 2020:

  • Monday - Friday, 11 am to 1 pm

Public skating is cancelled on November 28 and 29 and December 24 and 25.

Wednesday Evening and Sunday afternoon Public Skating Hours From Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to Wednesday, February 19, 2020:

  • Wednesday Evenings, 7 - 9 pm
  • Sunday Afternoons, 2 - 5 pm

Exceptions: The above hours do not apply during the school vacation public skating hours that are listed below.

Exceptions:  Public skating may be canceled from time to time due to schedule conflicts or special events.  Advance notice will be posted at the indoor rinks.

School Vacation Public Skating Hours:
2019-2020 dates and hours.

Thursday, November 28 Closed
Friday, November 29 Closed
Monday, December 23 2 - 4pm
Tuesday, December 24 Closed
Wednesday, December 25 Closed
Thursday, December 26 2 - 4pm
Friday, December 27 2 - 4pm
Saturday, December 28 2 - 4pm
Sunday, December 29 11a - 2pm
Monday, December 30 Closed
Tuesday, December 31 1 - 3pm
Wednesday, January 1 4 - 6pm

Normal Schedule resumes on Sunday, January 5, 2020,
Last public weekend skating session is Sunday, February 16, 2020

The indoor rinks will never close due to cold temps. MPB #1 is heated and MPB #2 has an infrared heater which provides minimal heat.

City of Wausau Outdoor Ice Rinks

All outdoor ice rinks are closed.

Regular season open hours of the 400 Block warming house are Monday through Friday from 5pm until 8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 8pm.  The rink has lights for night skating.

Any time the combined air and wind temperature falls to -20 degrees or colder, the outdoor rinks will close.

Lighted ice rinks with warming houses are located at the 400 Block and Marathon Park. There is also a skating rink at Thom Field, with lights and a warming house. The Thom Field rink is the result of community input to the Park and Recreation Committee for additional outdoor skating opportunities in the City. Ice rink hours are listed below.

Weather permitting, the following ice rinks will operate for the 2019-2020 winter season:

  • Marathon Park, 1201 Stewart Avenue- Recreation rink and hockey rink with boards.  Warming house and is lighted.  There will be the annual pond hockey tournament held again this season at Marathon Park.  After this event there will be additional skating opportunities on the two northeast pond hockey rinks.
  • 400 Block, downtown Wausau - Recreation rink with a warming house and is lighted.
  • Thom Field - Recreation Rink, warming house, benches for putting skates on and is lighted.  Access off 13th Street, north of Stark Street.

All rinks have lights that are on timers for night skating.

2019-2020 Outdoor Ice Rink Hours
Monday - Friday 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday 10 am to 8 pm
Christmas Eve 10 am to 8 pm
Christmas Day Closed