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It’s Zamboni Season at the Marathon County Ice Arena :: Come Check Out Our Ice at Scary Skate, Open Skating, or a RiverWolves Hockey Game!

October means the start of indoor ice skating at the Marathon Park Ice Arena. Learn about skate rentals and public-skating hours at the indoor ice arena at Marathon Park. 

Plus, the public is invited to the County’s first-ever “Scary Skate” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, where children and youth can get treats and meet and skate with the Wausau RiverWolves Hockey Team in a spooky Halloween-themed atmosphere at Marathon Park Ice Arena Rink #1. (Click the title for details)

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Blazing Trails :: Marathon County’s ATV/UTV Opportunities

In Marathon County, there are 2 unique trails open for public ATV/UTV use:
(1) Burma Road County Forest Unit & ATV Trail and (2) Edgar–Fenwood Trail.

ATV/UTV trails are OPEN between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. through September 30. (So you gotta hurry to get in some fall riding time before the trails close to ATV/UTV traffic in October and November for hunting season.)

Learn about ATV/UTV registration, the Mid Wisconsin ATV Trail Blazers Club, & more. (Click the title for details)

Sign Up for Marathon County’s 2019 “Active Family Challenge”

Sign Up for Marathon County’s 2019 “Active Family Challenge”

Beginning March 15, register your family for Marathon County’s community-wide “Active Family Challenge.” Then, between April 15 and June 15, have each team member in your family get at least 1 hour of active recreation each day. Log 60 active hours with us & you WIN the challenge! A POOL PARTY will be held at the end of the 10 weeks, plus PRIZES will be will be awarded as you reach 15, 20, 45, and 60 hours of activity. Learn more in the full article . . . (Click the title for details)

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Have Some WINTER FUN with Indoor Hockey, Ice-Skating, & Skate Rentals — All at Marathon Park Ice Arena!

Head to the indoor Marathon Park Ice Arena for a variety of public-skating hours Monday–Friday & Sundays. Plus, they have figure & hockey skates available for rent at just $3 per session. 

Not a skater? Get tickets to watch an exciting Wausau RiverWolves hockey game at the arena instead! (Click the title for details on the Marathon Park Ice Arena…)

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Try Nighttime Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing on the Lighted Trails at Marathon County’s Nine-Mile Forest

With so little snow so far this winter, be sure to check the Park Department’s Facebook page or website for updates on trail conditions if you plan on heading to Nine-Mile for some winter fun. Once we get enough snow, try the lighted cross-country trails or the looped snowshoe trail. Get the details on trail maps, the reservable chalet, trail passes, and equipment rentals in the full story. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County Officials & Staff Go on a County Parks Tour

To better appreciate the scale, amenities, and beauty of some of our local public lands, staff and members of the Wausau City Council and the Marathon County Board went on a guided tour of the Eastbay Sports Complex, Mission Lake Park, Big Eau Pleine Park, and Nine-Mile County Forest Recreation Area. See some of what they learned on their fall tour in the full article . . . (Click the title for details…)

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What are we THANKFUL for in Marathon County?

We asked several local community leaders — plus our Editorial Board — to share what they’re grateful for in 2018 and what they’re looking forward to in 2019. Their answers run the gamut from A to Z… Awe-inspiring to zany! (Click the title to learn more.)