Walk with a Doc: Ice Skate with a Doc


Vilas Park Shelter, Madison, WI


No registration required

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Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park.


Hosted by Madison Parks, the organized walks will start in a Madison Park and will be led by a local doctor. The walks will be held at all times of the day: morning, afternoon, evening; weekday/weekends.


The physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals will provide:

  • A 5 minute talk at the beginning of the event about a health topic of their choice
  • Lead the walk and answer questions from participants

Each walk will be approximately 30-45 minutes. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring family members, friends, and neighbors to this great event.


January 5: Walk with a Doc: Ice Skate with a Doc


Join UW Health's pediatrician Dr. Patricia Kokotailo, a former figure skater, for an afternoon on the ice rink! Learn more about how important it is to stay active in the winter months, how ice skating provides cardiovascular and muscular benefits to your body. And most of all – how to have fun while staying active! Ice skate rental is available in the Vilas Park Shelter.


The Kohl's Safety Center from American Family Children's Hospital will also be on hand at the event selling ski/winter recreation safety helmets for $25. Make sure your kids are properly fitted and safe this winter. Helmets are important as kids learn how to ice skate, race down a sledding hill, or ski or snowboard.


Hosted by the Madison Parks Chapter of Walk with a Doc.


About Walk with a Doc


Walk with a Doc was founded in 2005 by Columbus, Ohio cardiologist David Sabgir, as a way to encourage healthy physical activity, with the goals of reversing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improving the health and well-being of our country. The Walk with a Doc program now has chapters in 19 states. The Madison Parks chapter is the first in Wisconsin.