The Green Bay Packers and Delaware North Sportservice last week celebrated the opening of Ariens Hill — a part of Lambeau Field’s new interactive space known as Titletown District.
As part of the winter programming, Packers CEO and President Mark Murphy cut the ribbon to open a skating rink that winds below a tubing hill and around an island with a fire pit. Also nearby are 46 Below (a restaurant named as a nod to the legendary 1967 NFL Championship game a Lambeau Field, during which the temperature plummeted to 46 degrees fahrenheit below zero) and the Rockwood Terrace event space. All of the aforementioned — the skating rink, tubing hill, restaurant and event space — are being operated by Delaware North Sportservice, the Packers’ food and beverage partner.
Ariens Hill will feature tubing in the colder months, and in the warmer months, the hill’s sloped green space will provide a unique area for visitors and community members to relax and enjoy park activities and programs.
“We’re excited to partner with Ariens Company for the hill in Titletown,” Murphy said. “Ariens is well-known in Wisconsin and around the world for its snow blowers and lawn mowers. People will benefit from use of Ariens Hill year round.”
Tube riders will descend from the top of Ariens Hill — at a height of 46 feet — down one of three tubing lanes, stretching 300 feet from start to finish. While tubes are being returned to the top of Ariens Hill via an automated system, tube riders can climb the stairs to the summit to begin another thrilling ride.
An opening date for tubing on Ariens Hill will be determined in the coming weeks, and will take place as soon as weather conditions are favorable for making snow. Three snow-making machines and grooming equipment will ensure optimal tubing conditions