So you want to skate? See you at the Shell.
Learn to skate – or skate around in circles – at the ice rink. Instructional lessons and informal Open Rec opportunities are both available in the historic space, where you can also rent equipment and/or lockers to store your own onsite.
|Monday||11am – 2pm|
|Wednesday||11am- 2pm, 6:15pm – 7:15pm|
|Thursday||11:15pm – 12:45am* (Late Night Skate)|
|Friday||11am – 2pm, 5:45pm – 7pm|
|Saturday||1:30pm – 3pm, 7pm – 8:30pm**|
|Sunday||1:30pm – 3pm|
*Late Night Skate will run October 4 – December 6. Due to Thanksgiving, there will no Late Night Skate on Thursday, November 22.
**Open Rec Skate will end at 8pm on 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, and 1/12.
|Wednesday||2:30pm – 4pm|
|Sunday||7pm – 9pm*|
* Open Rec Hockey will end at 8pm on 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 1/6, and 1/13.
|Thursday||11am – 2pm|
Join us at the Shell for themed skates on Saturdays, 7pm – 8:30pm.
|October 13||Wisconsin Songs|
|October 27||Spooky Songs|
|November 10||One Hit Wonders|
|November 17||Girl Bands|
|December 1||Boy Bands|
|December 8||Kids Movie Music|
ICE RINK FEES & SKATE RENTALS
A valid Rec Sports membership or photo ID card is required.
|Affiliate/Community with Rec Sports Membership||$5|
|Affiliate/Community without Rec Sports Membership||$6|
|Other students & children||$4|
A valid Rec Sports membership or photo ID card is required. Open to all Shell ice rink users. Available for purchase at the Shell Member Services Office.
|Unlimited Skate Rental Pass||$20/ semester, $30 / Fall + Spring|
Purchase a Skate Pass for unlimited access to our Open Rec Skate, Open Hockey*, and Stick & Puck* at the rink!
*Participants in Open Hockey and Stick & Puck must be at least 18 years of age.
|UW Student||$30/Semester||$50/Fall + Spring||Open to enrolled UW-Madison students. Available for purchase online or at the Shell Member Services Office.|
|Rec Sports Member
||$40/Semester||$70/Fall + Spring||Open to anyone with a current Rec Sports Membership. Available for purchase online or at the Shell Member Services Office.|
|Non-Rec Sports Member
||$50/Semester||$90/Fall + Spring||Open to any non-Rec Sports Member. This pass includes only ice rink usage during Open Skate times. Available for purchase at the Shell Member Services Office.|
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Private Skate Lessons
Private skate lessons will be offered at select times during Open Skate. If interested in personalized, one-on-one instruction, please register through the link below. Signing up for one session includes three 30-minute lessons.
Affiliate Member: $70
Semi-Private Skate Lessons
Grab your friends and learn a new skill at the Shell! Semi-private skate lessons consist of 2-4 skaters and an instructor during Open Skate. We do not pair up groups for semi-private lessons. You must provide the names of the other skaters in your group when you register. Signing up for one session includes three 30-minute lessons.
Affiliate Member: $30
* Pricing includes both ice and skate rental costs.
* Price includes price per person.
LEARN TO SKATE
SKATE, SWIZZLE, AND SLALOM THROUGH OUR DIFFERENT LEVELS.
Lessons are available for all UW students, Affiliate Rec Sports members, and Community members. All classes include a free skate rental. Most classes meet once a week for four weeks.
Gain confidence on the ice while learning the basics of forward and backward skating and stopping.
Affiliate Member: $45
- Skaters with little or no experience
- No experience required
- Forward skating
- Backward skating
- Rocking horses
Build your confidence as you continue to develop and learn new skills.
Affiliate Member: $45
- Skaters who have skated before and they know that they can complete the different skills in Beginner 1
- Beginner 1
- One-foot glides
- Two-foot turns on a line in place
- Moving forwards to backwards-mohawk
- Moving backwards to forwards-mohawk
- Forward outside edges on a circle
- Forward inside edges on a circle
Continue to build on skating skills.
Affiliate Member: $45
- Skaters who have skated before and they know that they can complete the different skills in Beginner 2
- Beginner 2
- Backwards half-swizzle pumps
- Forward half-swizzle pumps
- Two-foot turns moving
- Forward crossovers
- Backward one foot glides
- Backwards outside edges on a circle
- Backwards inside edges on a circle