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January 18, 2018

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Upcoming Winter Recreation Programs

NEWS RELEASE (Click Here to View as pdf)


To:                  All News Media

From:              Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

Subject:          Winter Recreation Programs

Date:              December 11, 2017


Sylvan Hill Snow Tubing

Must be 42 inches tall to ride.  One rider per tube.  Fee:  $6.50 – 13 and under (min. 42 inches tall); $9.00 – 14 and older.  Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, through March 4, 2018 (weather permitting). Regular weekend hours: Fri. – 6 pm–9:30 pm; Sat. – 1:30 pm–5 pm or 6 pm–9:30 pm; Sun. – 1:30 pm–5 pm.


Holiday Hours:  Dec. 22 – 6 pm–9:30 pm; Dec. 23 – 1:30 pm–5 pm or 6 pm to 9:30 pm; Dec. 24 – 1:30 pm–5 pm.  Closed Christmas Day; Dec. 26 – Dec. 30 – 1:30 pm–5 pm or 6 pm–9:30 pm; Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 – 1:30 pm–5 pm.


Weekend Hours:  Beginning Jan. 5, 2018, Fri. – 6 pm–9:30 pm; Sat. – 1:30 pm–5 pm or 6 pm–9:30 pm; Sun. – 1:30 pm–5 pm. Hill available to rent for private parties.  Call 715-261-1550 for details.


Adult Evening Water Exercise

Jan. 3 – Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 – March 21, 2018.  6:30 pm–7:30 pm at John Muir Pool.  Mon/Wed nights.  Fee:  $44 Wausau Residents, $55 Non-Residents.  Space limited, pre-registration required.  No children or drop-ins allowed.


Sledding Hills in Wausau

Open when snow cover permits.  Hours:  Sunrise to 11 pm.  Fee:  FREE!  Locations:  Pleasant View – 221 Sumner St (lights); 3M Park – 405 Park Blvd (lights); Riverside Park – 100 Sherman St.


Indoor Ice Skating at Marathon Park (with skate rentals)

Through March 5, Mon. – Fri. – 11 am–1 pm.  Through Feb. 7, Wed. – 7 pm–9 pm and Sun. 2 pm–5 pm.  Hours subject to change due to special events and/or scheduling conflicts.  Call 715-261-1550 for rates and to confirm weekly hours.


Outdoor Ice Skating

The outdoor ice skating season begins as soon as conditions allow the rinks to be built and runs through Feb. 18, 2018.  Rinks will be built on the 400 Block, Thom Field (access off 13th Street) and at the southeast side of the Grandstand in Marathon Park.  Warming houses can be found at all three rink locations. Hockey boards can be found at Marathon Park.  Skating hours for all rinks are Mon – Fri. - 5 pm–8 pm; Sat. - 10 am–8 pm and Sun. - 10 am–6 pm.


Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

Open when show conditions permit.  Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area with groomed and signed trails, ski and snowshoe rentals, a chalet and 3.7 miles of trail with lights for night skiing.  Season or daily pass required.  Call 715-261-1550 for rates, hours and conditions.  Sylvan Hill with groomed trails.  Park Shelter with restrooms and snack bar available when tubing hill is open.  Donation requested.


Wausau Outdoor Pools Pass Sale

Purchase your Wausau Outdoor Pool Pass from now through Jan. 5, 2018, for 15% off the regular price or save 10% over the cost of your Family, Adult or Youth Pool Pass from Jan. 6 to April 15, 2018.  All neighborhood water parks will open on or about June 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. (Starting date may be affected by Wausau School Snow Days and the final school day for Wausau).


Winter Special Events Happening in the Parks:

Midwest Freeze Outdoor 4 X 4 Pond Hockey


Wausau Nordic Ski Club Events


Wausau Events Winter Fest







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Posted by Dave P.