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Indoor & Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Southeast Michigan

Try a day of skating with the family at one of these rinks in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Find hours and costs for 2013-14 in this guide.

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Farmington Hills Ice Arena

  • Address: 35500 W. Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-478-8800
  • 2013-14 hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (mid-day skate) Monday-Friday, some Saturday evenings; see website monthly calendar for specific times
  • Cost: $3.50/residents, $5/nonresidents, $2/mid-day skate, $2.50/skate rental

While it's home to the Farmington Hills Figure Skating Club and Farmington Hills Hockey Association, all ages and abilities are welcome to open skate at this arena. New for 2013, register online for classes including a learn-to-skate offering geared at beginners ages 3 and up.

John Lindell – Royal Oak Ice Arena

  • Address: 1403 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3950
  • 2013-14 hours: 12:15-2:05 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8:15-10:05 p.m. Saturday, 3:15-5:05 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $4/ages 6-plus, $3/ages 5 and under, $2/skate rental

This popular rink is home to many hockey leagues, figure skating competitions and, of course, family and adult skating sessions. Bust out some moves to some hot tunes during SK8 Jamz, a Friday night skate party for $10 (includes skate rental). Check the website for details.

Kensington Metropark

  • Address: Kent Lake, 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • 2013-14 hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and holidays, depending on weather conditions
  • 2013-14 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: Entrance into the park is $5/vehicle or $25/annual pass

Enjoy the great outdoors while you skate on one of two rinks. Both are well lit after dark and great for pick-up hockey games or good old-fashioned free skating. You'll need to bring your own skates, since rentals are not provided. Warm up in the heated boat rental building after your skate.

Lake St. Clair Metropark

  • Address: West Playfield picnic area, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4581
  • 2013-14 hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; check the website for updated times and weather conditions
  • 2013-14 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: Entrance into the park is $5/vehicle or $25/annual pass

Plan a hockey game or get together the family for a day of beautiful outdoor skating. There are picnic tables and a warming station are close by for when you're ready for a break from the ice. They're open until 8 p.m., so there's lots of time to get some skating in.

Lower Huron Metropark

  • Address: Foxwoods picnic area, 17845 Savage Road, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-697-9181
  • 2013-14 hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or dusk daily, depending on weather conditions
  • 2013-14 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: Entrance into the park is $5/vehicle or $25/annual pass

Tucked in woods, you'll find two outdoor frozen ponds (when it's cold enough, three) to do some quality ice skating or hockey playing. Bring your own skates and fixings to make s'mores, because park staff makes bonfires to keep visitors warm.

Mount Clemens Ice Arena/Fitness Center

  • Address: 200 N. Groesbeck Highway, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-307-8202
  • 2013-14 hours: noon-12:50 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday (noon skate); 7-8:50 p.m. Friday (DJ skate); 2-3:50 p.m. and 7-8:50 p.m. Saturday, 2-3:50 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $5/adults, $4.50/kids, $7/DJ skate, $3/noon skate, $3/skate rental, $2/noon skate rental

Enjoy open skate or come show off your moves on the ice for DJ nights on Fridays and Saturdays at this Macomb County arena. Check the website for information on special events like Skate with Santa.

Novi Ice Arena

  • Address: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi
  • Phone: 248-347-1010
  • 2013-14 hours: noon-1:50 p.m. (noon skate) Monday-Friday, 3-4:50 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 8-9:50 p.m. Saturday (live DJ skate jams)
  • Cost: $2/noon skate, $4/resident weekends, $5/nonresident weekends, $7/live DJ skate jams, $3/skate rental

Plenty of skating lessons are offered at the Novi Ice Arena, including private and group beginner lessons. It's also a prime spot for any upcoming birthday parties or family get-togethers. A Skate with Santa is planned; check the website for more details.

Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena

  • Address: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-601-6699
  • 2013-14 hours: noon-1:50 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-1:50 p.m. and 8:15-10:05 p.m. Friday, 2:15-4:05 p.m. and 8:15-10:05 p.m. Saturday, 2:15-4:05 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $3/everyone daily Monday-Friday, $5/kids under 12 (evenings and weekends), $6/ages 13-plus (evenings and weekends), $2/skate rental ($1 more for evenings and weekends)

This indoor ice arena is home to the Rochester Hockey Club, plus hockey teams from local Stoney Creek High School and Oakland University. Ever wanted to try figure skating? Try a synchronized skating program, as well as learn-to-skate classes. Check out the website for special events and details on hockey clinics and special events like Skate with Santa.

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