Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Southeast Michigan

Try a day of skating with the family at one of these ice skating rinks in Michigan's southeast region. Find hours and costs in this guide for Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Indoor Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Southeast Michigan

When is the last time you went ice skating? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, it is a fun winter activity family member of all ages can enjoy. And metro Detroit has various locations – for both outdoor ice skating and indoor ice rinks – to choose from. Check the rink websites, as many offer more than just open skate – learn to skate programs or drop-in hockey leagues are common, too. Looking for ice skating rinks in Michigan’s southeast region? We’ve gathered a list of local skating rinks to check out in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Ann Arbor Ice Cube

  • Address: 2121 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-213-1600
  • 2015-16 hours: Open skate: 10:30-11:50 a.m. Monday-Friday, 6-7:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-1:20 p.m. and 4:30-5:50 p.m. Saturday, 1-2:20 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs: Open skate: $4/adults, $3/kids (ages 12 and under), $3/skate rental

The Cube is a regional favorite and a perfect place to lace up and practice your ice moves. It’s home to a number of youth and adult hockey leagues, as well as many figure skating competitions. If you’re new to skating, try out lessons through the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

Arctic Coliseum Arena

  • Address: 501 Coliseum Drive, Chelsea
  • Phone: 734-433-4444
  • 2015-16 hours: See website for schedule; varies day-to-day
  • Cost: Weekends and non-school days: $5/adults, $4/kids (under age 14); Mondays-Fridays (when school is in session): $3/kids and adults, $2/skate rental

Skate throughout the day on one of two rinks; then, enjoy lunch as you warm up in the Arctic Breakaway restaurant overlooking the ice. Check the website for a complete schedule of beginner classes, drop-in hockey, figure skating and special events. On Saturday nights, come out for DJ Skate and glide under the laser lights. Check out the video wall while you’re there.

Arctic Edge Ice Arena

  • Address: 46615 Michigan Ave., Canton
  • Phone: 734-487-7777
  • 2015-16 hours: Open skate: 4-5:50 p.m. Sunday, 7-8:50 p.m. Friday, 1-2:50 p.m. and 8-9:50 p.m. Saturday (Note: Call ahead to check times for Saturday, times may be adjusted based on events.)
  • Costs: Open skate: $5/adults, $3/kids (ages 14 and under), $3/skate rental; lockers are also available (bring your own lock)

While many Olympic skaters call the Arctic Edge Ice Arena home, you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy this awesome facility. Learn to skate here or drop-in for one of the adult hockey leagues.

Berkley Ice Arena

  • Address: 2300 Robina Ave., Berkley
  • Phone: 248-658-3460
  • 2015-2016 hours: noon-1:50 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-6:50 p.m. Sundays
  • Costs: Open skate: $6/adult, $5/child and senior, $4/skate rental

Berkley Ice Arena is the place to be with its wide variety of activities. It is home of Berkley/Ferndale Unified Hockey, Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks Girls Hockey and Oakland Jr. Grizzles House Program.

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena

  • Address: 2751 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6234
  • 2015-16 hours: Open skate: 7:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m. Wednesday, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m. Saturday, 3:15-5:30 p.m. Sunday
  • 2015-16 dates: Oct. 31, 2015-April 3, 2016
  • Cost: $5/adults (residents), $4/kids (age 17 and under, residents), $3/skate rental; nonresidents pay $1 more for admission

This fun skating rink has themed parties like Funky Frosty Fridays, where you can win prizes if you dress in costume (think bell-bottoms on ’70s night or cowboy hats at the Hoedown Skate). Check Buhr’s website for additional events and school break skating times.

City of Birmingham Ice Sports Arena

  • Address: 2300 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-530-1640
  • 2015-16 hours: See website for daily and monthly open skate times and dates
  • Cost: $5/adults (age 18-plus), $4/kids (ages 17 and under), $3/skate rental

Interested in learning how to skate? You’ll want to check out Birmingham’s ice arena. It offers hockey, figure skating and lessons for beginners of all ages! Check out the website for a variety of classes, open skate times and extended holiday hours.

City of Southfield Sports Arena

  • Address: 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4640
  • 2015-16 hours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday (lunch skate), 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (call to check for changes)
  • 2015-16 dates: Nov. 1, 2015-third week in May
  • Cost: $3/adults (residents) $2/youth (residents), $5/adults (non-residents), $4/youth (non-residents), $2.50/skate rental

It’s the perfect place for families to spend time together, exercising and having fun. The arena has other opportunities, too, including drop-in hockey and ice-skating lessons.

Detroit Skating Club

  • Address: 888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-332-3000, ext. 111
  • 2015-16 hours: 12:30-2 p.m. Saturdays
  • Cost: $5/person $5/skate rental

Come skate with the Detroit Skating Club. It has one of the largest USA Hockey Programs in the state and offers classes with fun experiences for beginners as well as advanced skaters. Want to try figure skating? DSC works with skaters from the recreational level to the Olympic level in programs including freestyle and ice dancing.

Eddie Edgar Ice Arena

  • Address: 33841 Lyndon St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-422-5172
  • 2015-2016 hours: 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 5-6:20 p.m. Fridays, 2-3:20 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (check schedule for cancellations or add-ons)
  • Cost: $4.95/adult and child (residents), $6.80/adult (non-residents), $5.80 child (non-residents), $3.30/senior, $2.30/skate rental

The arena – home of the Livonia Hockey Association – provides families with a great time in open skating, adult hockey leagues, tournaments and figure skating.

Farmington Hills Ice Arena

  • Address: 35500 W. Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-478-8800
  • 2015-16 hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (mid-day skate) Monday-Thursday, 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.

John Lindell – Royal Oak Ice Arena

  • Address: 1403 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3950
  • 2015-16 hours: 12:15-2:05 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:45-9:35 p.m. Saturday, 3:45-5:35 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $5/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.

Kennedy Recreation Center

  • Address: 3101 West Road, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-676-7172
  • 2015-2016 hours: noon-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, call for weekend hours
  • Cost: $4/adult, $3/child, $2/skate rental

This recreation center houses three NHL-sized ice arenas perfect for open skate, drop-in hockey for adults and sticks & pucks for youth. Home to four area high school teams.

Kensington Metropark

  • Address: Kent Lake, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • 2015-16 hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and holidays, depending on weather conditions
  • 2015-16 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: free/skating; entrance into the park is $7/daily pass or $35/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.

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Lake St. Clair Metropark

  • Address: West Playfield picnic area, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4581
  • 2015-16 hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; check the website for updated times and weather conditions
  • 2015-16 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: free/skating; entrance into the park is $7/daily pass or $35/annual pass

Plan a hockey game or get together with the family for a day of beautiful outdoor skating. There are picnic tables and a warming station 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, 40151 E. Huron River Drive, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-697-9181
  • 2015-16 hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. or dusk daily, depending on weather conditions
  • 2015-16 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: free/skating; entrance into the park is $7/daily pass or $35/annual pass

Tucked in the woods, you’ll find two outdoor frozen ponds to do some quality ice skating or hockey playing. Bring your own skates and bring hot cocoa to drink by the bonfire once you’d had your fill of skating.

Mount Clemens Ice Arena/Fitness Center

  • Address: 200 N. Groesbeck Highway, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-307-8202
  • 2015-16 hours: noon-12:50 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday (noon 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 and students, $4.50/seniors, $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 Saturdays at this Macomb County arena. Take advantage of themed and special open skates including Thanksgiving, Skate with Santa, Holiday Break and Spring Break.

Novi Ice Arena

Address: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi
Phone: 248-347-1010
2015-16 hours: noon-1:50 p.m. (noon skate) Monday-Friday, 3-4:50 p.m. and 8:30-9:50 p.m. Saturday, 3-4:50 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $3/noon skate, $5/public skate, $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 gatherings.

Oak Park Arena

  • Address: 13950 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-542-6557
  • 2015-2016 hours: 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 2015-2016 dates: Sep. 10, 2015-May 31, 2016
  • Cost: $5/person

The ice arena features drop-in hockey, hockey clubs and leagues. Take advantage of the pro shop, dining room and concession area. (Note: skate rentals are not available. Bring your own skates.)

Oakland Township Ice Rink at Marsh View Park

  • Address: 3100 E. Clarkston Road, Oakland
  • Phone: 248-651-7810; call the hotline (248-651-4440 ext. 289) to confirm ice rink is open
  • 2015-16 hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • 2015-16 dates: Typically open December-March; call ahead for conditions
  • Cost: Free

As the winter season approaches, step outside for a day and skate on the outdoor ice rink at Marsh View Park featuring a picnic area. This arena also offers skating classes for all ages.

Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena

  • Address: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-601-6699
  • 2015-16 hours: noon-1:50 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-1:50 p.m. and 8:15-10:05 p.m. Friday, 1:15-3:05 p.m. and 7:15-9:05 p.m. Saturday, 2:15-4:05 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $3/person 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), includes skate rental (Note: $5/Holiday Open Skate, $3/skate rental)

This indoor ice arena is home to the Rochester Hockey Club, plus hockey teams from local Stoney Creek High School and Oakland University. Every other Friday in the month, stop in for Rock the Onyx (8:15-10:05 p.m.) with open skate and fun ($10/person including skate rental). 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. (Note: Call ahead as skating times may change monthly.)

St. Clair Shores Civic Arena

  • Address: 20000 Stephens St., St. Clair Shores
  • Phone: 586-445-5350
  • 2015-16 hours: 3-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (September-May) and 2-4 p.m. Saturdays (June-August); see website for other programs and times
  • Cost: $3/skater, kids ages 6 and under get in free with a paying adult; $5/skate rental (no skate rental June-August)

The ice rink’s open skating on weekends is inexpensive. The Pucks & Parents program helps develop your child’s skills; check it out 2-3 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays (September-May), 5-6 p.m. Mondays (June-July) and 5-6 p.m. Fridays (June-August). For the more experienced skaters, try the evening adult hockey leagues.

Stony Creek Metropark

  • Address: Stony Creek Lake near boat launch area, 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-4242
  • 2015-16 hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, depending on weather conditions
  • 2015-16 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: free/skating; entrance into the park is $7/daily pass or $35/annual pass

If you’re looking for more of a winter wonderland setting for your ice skating outing, consider the rink at Stony Creek Metropark. While there are no skate rentals, you’ll find refuge in the warming room (complete with vending machines and restrooms) to defrost fingers and toes.

Suburban Ice Macomb

  • Address: 54755 Broughton Road, Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-8600
  • 2015-16 hours: 12:15-2:05 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8:15-10:05 p.m. Fridays (SK8 Jamz), 2:45-4:35 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (Note: see website for open skate schedule, extra times may be added during school breaks)
  • Cost: $3/weekday skate all ages, $2/weekday skate rental, $5/weekend skate adults (ages 13-plus), $4/weekend skate kids 12 and under, $3/weekend skate rental, $10/SK8 Jamz (includes skate rental)

Enjoy a midday noon skate or lace up in the evening. Also offers hockey clinics and learn-to-skate program for kids ages 3-plus.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park

  • Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-963-9393
  • 2015-16 hours: 9 p.m.-midnight Friday (Nov. 20 official opening night); 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sundays (Nov. 21-Jan. 2); 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 4-March 6)
  • 2015-16 dates: Nov. 20, 2015-March 6, 2016
  • Cost: $8/adults 13-49, $7/kids under age 12, $3/skate rental

Located at the heart of downtown Detroit, Campus Martius Park is the only year-round programmed outdoor space downtown, and in the winter, it becomes a rink! Skate all day and night under a 60-foot holiday tree during the holiday season. Be sure to dress warm!

Veterans Memorial Ice Arena

  • Address: 2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6235
  • 2015-16 hours: Open skate: 1:20-2:45 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • 2015-2016: Sep. 14, 2015-May 2, 2016
  • Cost: $5/adults (residents), $4/kids (ages 14 and under, residents), $3/skate rental (nonresidents pay $1 more)

Known as one of Ann Arbor’s most popular recreational facilities, the ice arena offers an instructional skating/hockey program. You’ll find on-site lockers for your gear and a pro shop to sharpen up old blades. Be sure to check out the website for special holiday hours.

Yost Ice Arena

  • Address: 1116 S. State St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-764-4600
  • 2015-16 hours: Public skate: noon-12:50 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (noon skate), 8:30-9:50 p.m. Thursday, 1-2:50 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Note: Check the website for updated times; closed during home University of Michigan football games)
  • 2015-16 dates: Sept. 21, 2015-April 15, 2016
  • Cost: $6/adults, $4/kids and students, $3/noon skate, $3/skate rental, $2/noon skate rental

Located on the University of Michigan Athletic Campus, this ice arena lets you skate on the same ice that the U-M hockey team plays on! In addition to open skating times, future figure skaters and hockey players can take lessons here. Check out the website for more details on children and adult hockey programs.

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  • Hello,

    I just wanted to mention that you have left out Lakeland Arena, Waterford Michigan. This is a great arena with 3 surfaces of ice and includes learn to skate for hockey and figure skating, hockey leagues, the Lakeland Figure Skating club, and public ice. :)


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