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Pettit National Ice Center

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Address: 500 S 84th St, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1400
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+1 414-266-0100
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Went here with the entire extended family. All learned to skate as kids, but hadn't done so in ages. Skate rental available, padded walls around the rink make it easy for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
Ann W
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went here with the entire extended family. All learned to skate as kids, but hadn't done so in ages. Skate rental available, padded walls around the rink make it easy for beginners, as does the ''marked lanes' on the ice. Had a great time. Truly a gift to have available. HINT: Bring quarters for the lockers for your shoes, etc.

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Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was here for a half marathon. The facility looks awesome and the national speed skating team was there training. Lots of room on the ice with two rinks, ice oval, and a 3 lane track around that. Plenty of bleacher area for spectators. I'm not aware of what the charges are (if any) to use the facility but it's... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Enjoyed family skate with my five-year old son. Met a couple of families up from Chicago. One huge oval (400 m) with two international-sized hockey rinks in the middle and a running/walking track on the outside. There's also hockey, figure skating, speed skating, curling, therapy skating, individual/group lessons, leagues -- something for everyone. Coming from NY, the prices are great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We found this online for a place to meet midway between Chicago and Madison for a family skate. This place is great my 5 and 7 year old niece and daughter had a great time. Nice rentals. Affordable open skate. Music. What a great find!

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Thank Nursewestfall
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Unbelievable facility. Best skating facility this side of Salt Lake or Calgary - maybe even better. Wish we lived closer. Incredible for speed skating. But worth the trip for public skating. You can rent skates and go out on the huge 400m oval - even if you can barely stand on skates, we'll worth the trip - less than 10... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My grandson plays hockey out of the Pettit and I'm glad he does. Two rinks, wide open spaces and an oval rink for public skating and speed skating . It is also an Olympic training site for speed skaters. I enjoy public skating as my days as a hockey player have long since ended. Even when crowded, the place seems... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

While I love my smaller, local ice rinks and open skating, there's something nice about bringing my children who are learning to skate to a big oval. There's only one direction to skate, there are no fancy tricks happening and there are places to stop and rest along the way. However, as an experienced skater, I can also see how... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My 11 year old daughter took some figure skating classes at the Pettit this summer while we were in Wisconsin on vacation. The facilities are amazing with 2 full size rinks, and the instructors are all encouraging and helpful. Beware that despite 90+ degree heat outside you wull need a jacket and pants to be inside for more than a... More 

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Van Buren, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Ok so I only stopped because my last name is Pettit but what an interesting place. You can run skate curl etc here. A great asset to the city.

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Kokomo, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had planned an outdoor run, but bitter temps forced us inside. We stumbled upon this indoor facility and was very impressed! How cool to run inside, on a full sized track, while world class speedskaters whizz by! Inexpensive, free lockers and plenty of space. What a gem!

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