Ice skating at Red Arrow Park
The official holiday tree was lit on Nov. 19, but the ice was not quite ready when the official downtown skating rink was slated to open on Dec. 4. We watched from the comfort of the adjacent Starbucks late that evening as a lone worker washed away debris with a hose. Then the grand opening was moved to Dec. 11, as a cold snap held Milwaukee in its grasp.
The first in a photo series of winter places in which we take comfort, we offer you Red Arrow Park. There you’ll find a curving stairway to the right of the warming tent, which leads to a quiet overlook above the coffee shop.