Indoor and 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 in this guide.

Indoor Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Southeast Michigan

Metro Detroit is packed with ice skating options for your family this winter. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something for you! Many outdoor rinks offer warming centers, so you can take a break and warm up from the winter chill – or try an indoor rink. Check the rink websites, as many offer more than just open skate – learn to skate programs or drop-in hockey leagues are common too. We’ve gathered a list of local open skate times to check out.

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

  • Address: 2121 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-213-1600
  • 2014-15 hours: Open skate: 10:30-11:50 a.m. Monday-Friday, 6-7:50 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, noon-1:20 p.m. and 5:30-6:50 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
  • 2014-15 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, $3/skate rental

Skate all 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 and figure skating and special events, including DJ nights.

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Arctic Edge Ice Arena

  • Address: 46615 Michigan Ave., Canton
  • Phone: 734-487-7777
  • 2014-15 hours: Open skate: 4-5:50 p.m. Sunday, noon-12:50 p.m. and 7-8:50 p.m. Friday, 1-2:50 p.m. and 8:30-10:20 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, drop-in for one of the adult hockey leagues or join a broomball team (it’s like hockey but played with special brooms and shoes).

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena

  • Address: 2751 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-971-3228
  • 2014-15 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
  • 2014-15 dates: Nov. 1, 2014-March 29, 2014
  • 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
  • 2014-15 hours: See website for daily and monthly open skate times
  • Cost: $5/adults (age 18-plus), $4/kids (ages 17 and under), $3/skate rental

If you or your child is looking to learn 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.

Farmington Hills Ice Arena

  • Address: 35500 W. Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-478-8800
  • 2014-15 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.

John Lindell – Royal Oak Ice Arena

  • Address: 1403 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3950
  • 2014-15 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
  • 2014-15 hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and holidays, depending on weather conditions
  • 2014-15 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: Entrance into the park is $7/vehicle or $30/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
  • 2014-15 hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; check the website for updated times and weather conditions
  • 2014-15 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: Entrance into the park is $7/vehicle or $30/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
  • 2014-15 hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. or dusk daily, depending on weather conditions
  • 2014-15 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: Entrance into the park is $7/vehicle or $30/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
  • 2014-15 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 (September-May), 2-3:50 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $5/adults, $4.50/kids, $7/DJ skate, $3/noon skate, $3/skate rental, $3/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.

Novi Ice Arena

  • Address: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi
  • Phone: 248-347-1010
  • 2014-15 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: $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.

Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena

  • Address: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-601-6699
  • 2014-15 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/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) (Note: $5/Holiday Open Skate, Dec. 20-31, $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. 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
  • 2014-15 hours: 3-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; see website for other programs and times – plus extra open skate times during holiday and school breaks
  • Cost: $3/skater, kids ages 5 and under get in free with a paying adult; $5/skate rental

If you or your kids are still beginners on those skates, this ice rink is for you. Its open skating on weekends is cheap, as are the children’s lessons, which are 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays ($3/skater). 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. For the more experienced skaters, try the evening adult hockey leagues.

Stony Creek Metropark

  • Address: Stony Creek Lake boat launch area, 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-4242
  • 2014-15 hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, depending on weather conditions
  • 2014-15 dates: Typically open November-March; call for conditions
  • Cost: Entrance into the park is $7/vehicle or $30/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
  • 2014-15 hours: 12:15-2:05 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8:15-10:05 p.m. Friday, 2:45-4:35 p.m. and 8:15-10:05 p.m. Saturday, 2:45-4:35 p.m. Sunday (Note: see website for open skate schedule, extra times may be added during school breaks)
  • Cost: $5/adults (ages 13-plus), $4/kids 12 and under, $3/weekday skate all ages, $3/skate rental, $2/weekday skate rental, $10/SK8 Jamz Friday and Saturday evenings, includes skate rental

Choose from three locations (there are also facilities in Farmington Hills and East Lansing) and enjoy a midday noon skate or lace up in the evening. Also offers hockey clinics and learn-to-skate program for kids ages 3 and up.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park

  • Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-963-9393
  • 2014-15 hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22-Jan. 3; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4-March 1
  • 2014-15 dates: Nov. 21, 2014-March 2, 2015
  • Cost: $8/adults 13-49, $7/kids under age 12, $7/seniors 50 and over, $3/skate rental

Located in bustling downtown, this rink is Detroit’s answer to NYC’s Rockefeller Center. Skate all day and night under the giant Christmas tree in Campus Martius. Be sure to dress warm!

Veterans Memorial Ice Arena

  • Address: 2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6235
  • 2014-15 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
  • Cost: $5/adults (residents), $4/kids (ages 14 and under, residents), $3/skate rental (nonresidents pay $1 more)

This rink holds plenty of special events, including Skating with Frosty, where kids can meet and greet with their favorite magical snowman. 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: 1000 S. State St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-764-4600
  • 2014-15 hours: Public skate: noon-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8-9:50 p.m. Thursday, 8-9:20 p.m. Friday, 1-2:50 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Note: Check the website for updated times; closed during home University of Michigan football games)
  • Cost: $6/adults, $3/kids, $3/noon skate, $3/skate rental, $2/noon skate rental

Located on the University of Michigan Athletic Campus, this newly renovated 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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