Winter tree branches

Winter Family Event

Event Overview

Enjoy discounted tickets to a Badger men’s hockey game, ice skating and hot cocoa at the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center, and drop-in watercolor painting or Badger friendship bracelet making at Wheelhouse Studios!

Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. each evening
Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton St.

In collaboration with Wisconsin Athletics, enjoy discounted tickets to Badger men’s hockey vs. the Lindenwood Lions at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 12 and/or Saturday, January 13. These specially priced tickets are $12/ea. +$5 per order fee (regularly $20.50/ea. + $10 per order fee) and available online using our special link only. Tickets can be purchased through this link until 5 P.M. the night prior to each game, while supplies last.

Please note that student section tickets for hockey are located in the student section. If you would like to sit with your student but they already have a student ticket (either season or individual), you would have to purchase another ticket for them through our link. They could then sell their student ticket through a ticket marketplace.

Saturday, Jan. 13, Various times, see below
Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing, 1976 Observatory Drive 

Enjoy free open skate + hot cocoa and apple cider at the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center’s Sub-Zero ice rink at the following times:

  • Saturday, Jan. 13 – 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13 – 7-8 p.m.

While beverages will only be available during the above times on Saturday, January 13, you can still enjoy free open skate on Friday, January 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and on Sunday, January 14 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Mention “Winter Family Event” when you arrive and enjoy free skates, as well as access to the ice.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 1- 4 p.m.
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street – Lower level 

Need a break from the cold? Stop by Wheelhouse Studios in the lower level of Memorial Union to warm up with Badger-themed crafts* such as game day friendship bracelets* and Bucky watercolor paintings* (while supplies last).

  • Saturday, Jan. 13 – 1-2 p.m. – Badger friendship bracelet making*
  • Saturday, Jan. 13 – 2:30-4 p.m. – Bucky watercolor painting session*

*first come, first served

Friday Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Saturday Jan 13, 9:45a.m.
Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing, 1976 Observatory Drive

Come watch the UW-Madison Men’s Club Hockey team play at the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center’s Sub-Zero ice rink. Admission will be free.


If you are in need of overnight accommodations, you can search for those and book online here. You can also call 1-800-365-4931 for assistance. Wondering what to do before the game? Grab dinner at your student’s favorite place to eat in Madison, or find a new favorite with this restaurant-finding tool.

We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please contact us at 1-877-262-3977 or

Thank you to our proud event sponsors:

The James apartment logo