Family Activities Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Southeast Michigan You needn't be an Olympian to lace up your skates and shred some ice. Take the family to one of these southeast Michigan ice rinks for open skating and more. « Previous Next » Kristy Case • November 4, 2016 1 Comment Total: 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 The chilly season has swooped in, and it’s time to dig out the ice skates from the back of the closet. Whether you and your kiddies are beginners or you’ve perfected the Biellmann spin, metro Detroit has plenty of icy locations, both indoors and outdoors, where locales can test their skills. But no need to sleuth – we’ve got you covered! Check out this list of local ice rinks in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. All hours listed are for open skating; check the rink websites for the latest on open skate schedules, lessons, and drop-in hockey leagues. Ann Arbor Ice Cube Address: 2121 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-213-1600 2016-17 hours: typically 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: $4/adults, $3/ages 12 and under, $3/skate rental Visit the Cube and practice your skate moves. From broomball and figure skating competitions to daily open skate slots, there’s excitement to be had by all. Warm up post-play with a hot beverage from Cube Café. Arctic Coliseum Arena Address: 501 Coliseum Drive, Chelsea Phone: 734-433-4444 2016-17 hours: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 10-11:50 a.m. Wednesday, varies on the weekend; consult the website for the latest Costs: $3/kids and adults, $2/skate rental Mondays-Fridays; $5/adult, $3/ages 11 and under, $3/skate rental Saturdays-Sundays; $8/skater for DJ skate Skate on one of two rinks, then get toasty in the Arctic Breakaway restaurant on the second floor. Check the website for a complete schedule of beginner classes, drop-in hockey, figure skating and special events. On Saturday nights, glide under laser lights for DJ Skate. Arctic Edge Ice Arena Address: 46615 Michigan Ave., Canton Phone: 734-487-7777 2016-17 hours: 7-9 p.m. Friday; 1-3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Saturday, 4-6 p.m. Sunday Costs: $6/adult, $4/ages 14 and under, $3/skate rental Featuring two NHL-size rinks, this arena has served Olympians and newbies alike. Learn to skate here or drop-in for one of the adult hockey leagues. Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena Address: 2751 Packard Road, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-794-6234 2016-17 hours: 7:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, 4:45-5:45 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, Nov. 5, 2016-March 19, 2017 Costs: $5-$6/adult, $4-$5/ages 17 and under, $3/skate rental This rink has a cool subfloor that keeps the ice solid even when it’s warmer than 50 degrees. Swing by for open skating and drop-in hockey. Blade sharpening available. Canfield Arena Address: 2100 Kinloch St., Dearborn Heights Phone: 313-561-1960 2016-17 hours: 6:30-9:50 p.m. Fridays Costs: $7/skater, $3/skate rental Take advantage of open skate Friday nights, Youth Hockey on Saturdays and adult drop-in hockey during the week. City of Birmingham Ice Sports Arena Address: 2300 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham Phone: 248-530-1642 2016-17 hours: consult the website for open skate dates and times Costs: $5.50/adult, $4.40/ages 17 and under, $3/skate rental Want to learn how to ice skate? This arena offers a host of opportunities, including hockey, open skating, figure skating and freestyle lessons. Check out extended holiday hours when the kids get a break from school. Dearborn Ice Skating Center Address: 14900 Ford Road, Dearborn Phone: 313-943-4098 2016-17 hours: typically 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Monday-Friday, times vary on the weekend; occasionally closed for hockey tournaments, consult the website for the latest Costs: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily: $3/adult, $1/ages 4 and under; evening public skating: $5-$6/ages 5-plus, $2/ages 4 and under, $3/skate rental Take a break from your hectic day and spend some time on the ice. Looking to better your footwork and form? Learn-to-skate lessons are available, and the Dearborn Figure Skating Club considers this arena home. Learn-to-play hockey classes and adult leagues available, too. Detroit Skating Club Address: 888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills Phone: 248-332-3000, ext. 111 2016-17 hours: 12:30-2 p.m. Saturdays Cost: $5/person, $5/skate rental Lace up with the Detroit Skating Club. It has one of the largest USA Hockey Programs in the state. Already smooth on the ice? DSC works with skaters from the recreational to the Olympic level in programs including freestyle and ice dancing. Eddie Edgar Ice Arena Address: 33841 Lyndon St., Livonia Phone: 734-422-5172 2016-2017 hours: typically 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 Cost: $5-$7/adult, $4.50-$6/ages 17 and under Home to the Livonia Hockey Association, you needn’t be an ice shaking champ to take advantage of open skating with the family, adult hockey leagues, tournaments and figure skating. Farmington Hills Ice Arena Address: 35500 W. Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills Phone: 248-478-8800 2016-17 hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. (mid-day skate) Monday-Thursday, 8-9:20 p.m. every other Friday evening; consult the website for monthly schedule updates Cost: $3.50/residents, $5/nonresidents, $2/mid-day skate, $2.50/skate rental Home to the Farmington Hills Figure Skating Club and Farmington Hills Hockey Association, all ages can find programs that cater to their needs. Try your feet at power skating, adult and youth hockey, figure skating, or learn-to-skate sessions. Garden City Ice Arena Address: 200 Log Cabin Road, Garden City Phone: 734-793-1882 2016-17 hours: noon-1:30 p.m. Sundays Costs: $4.50/adult, $3.50/ages 15 and under, $2.50/skate rental Get together and skate with the family on Sunday afternoons. During the week, find drop-in hockey, freestyle figure skating practice, and sticks & pucks 5-6:30 p.m. on Fridays. John Lindell – Royal Oak Ice Arena Address: 1403 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak Phone: 248-246-3950 2016-17 hours: consult the website for a weekly schedule Cost: $5/ages 6-plus, $3/ages 5 and under, $2/skate rental This popular rink hosts hockey leagues, figure skating competitions, pre-school skate times, and, of course, open and adult skating sessions. Bust a move to 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 2016-2017 hours: noon-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, varies on weekends; consult the website for the latest Cost: $3-$4/adult, $2-$3/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 and under, $2/skate rental Three NHL-sized ice arenas give skaters plenty of options to get out on the ice, including 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 2016-17 hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and holidays, weather and ice conditions permitting Costs: free/skating; $10/daily pass or $35/annual pass to enter the park Enjoy a scenic skate on one of two rinks. Both are well lit after dark and great for pick-up hockey games or good old-fashioned freestyle. Warm up in the heated boat rental building between bouts of play. Lakeland Tri-Arena Address: 7330 Highland Road, Waterford Phone: 248-666-1911 2016-2017 hours: 3:15-4:45 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Costs: $4/skater, $3/skate rental Head out to this Waterford ice arena for open skate on weekends. Lake St. Clair Metropark Address: west playfield area, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township Phone: 586-463-4581 2016-17 hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, weather and ice conditions permitting Costs: free/skating; $10/daily pass or $35/annual pass to enter the park Skate, spin, or play hockey at your leisure on Lake St. Clair. Picnic tables and a nearby warming station make for apt places to rest. Lower Huron Metropark Address: Foxwoods picnic area, 40151 E. Huron River Drive, Belleville Phone: 734-697-9181 2016-17 hours: 10 a.m.-dusk, weather and ice conditions permitting Cost: free/skating; entrance into the park is $10/daily pass or $35/annual pass Nestled in the snowcapped woods, get some quality skating time in on one of two frozen ponds. Hockey enthusiasts can practice their shots while those who freestyle perfect their glides and spins. Mount Clemens Ice Arena/Fitness Center Address: 200 N. Groesbeck Highway, Mount Clemens Phone: 586-307-8202 2016-17 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 Costs: $4.50-$5/skater, $7/DJ skate, $3/noon skate, $3/skate rental, $2/noon skate rental Enjoy open skate or get funky for DJ nights on Saturdays at this Macomb County arena. Don’t miss themed and special open skate shindigs for Thanksgiving, Christmas (when you can skate with Santa!), and other holiday breaks. Novi Ice Arena Address: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi Phone: 248-347-1010 2016-17 hours: typically noon-1:50 p.m. (noon skate) Monday-every other Friday, 3-4:50 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; consult the website for the latest Cost: $3/noon skate, $5/public and holiday skate, $3/skate rental With plenty of lessons offered at this ice arena, you’ll be an avid skater in no time. Two cafes and a pro shop are on site to meet all your skating and tasty-beverage needs. Birthday packages are available, too. Oak Park Arena Address: 13950 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park Phone: 248-542-6557 2016-17 hours: 11 a.m.-noon Friday Cost: $5/person Featuring drop-in hockey, leagues, youth teams and tournaments, this arena’s an ideal spot to try your skill at competition. Stop in the pro shop, and refuel in the dining room or 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 2016-17 hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, typically December-March, weather and ice conditions permitting Cost: Free Step onto this outdoor ice rink for a day of freebie fun at Marsh View Park. An onsite picnic area makes it easy to rest and grub. Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena Address: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester Phone: 248-601-6699 2016-17 hours: typically noon-1:50 p.m. Monday-Friday; times vary on the weekend, consult the website for the latest Costs: $3/skater daily Monday-Friday, $5/ages 12 and under (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) The Rochester Hockey Club, plus hockey teams from local Stoney Creek High School and Oakland University, all call this arena home. Every other Friday, drop in for Rock the Onyx (8:15-10:05 p.m.) for open skate with cosmic lights and hot tunes ($10/skater including skate rental). Practice your mastery of the ice with synchronized skating programs for figure skaters or learn-to-skate classes for beginners. Hockey clinics and special events, too. Southfield Sports Arena Address: 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield Phone: 248-796-4640 2016-17 hours: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday; evening hours may vary due to hockey tournaments, call ahead to verify Costs: $3/day skate, $4-$5/evening skate, $2.50/skate rental Shed those holiday sweets and treats by getting out of the house and hitting the ice rink. Improve your legwork with drop-in hockey and ice-skating lessons. St. Clair Shores Civic Arena Address: 20000 Stephens St., St. Clair Shores Phone: 586-445-5350 2016-17 hours: 3-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (September-May) and 2-4 p.m. Saturdays (June-August); consult website for other programs and times Cost: $3/skater, free/ages 6 and under when accompanied by a paying adult, $5/skate rental (no skate rental June-August) Bond with your little ones by attending Parent & Tot and Pucks & Parents skate sessions (consult the website for dates and times). Once you’ve tucked the munchkins in, return for adult skate – a fun date night. Stony Creek Metropark Address: Stony Creek Lake near boat launch area, 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township Phone: 586-781-4242 2016-17 hours: dawn-dusk daily, weather and ice conditions permitting Cost: free/skating; entrance into the park is $10/daily pass or $35/annual pass This scenic metropark makes for a winter wonderland once the snow settles. A smooth rink is maintained near the boat launch, and designated areas cater to ice hockey players. Defrost in the onsite warming room, furnished with vending machines and restrooms. Make sure to bring your own skates. Suburban Ice Farmington Hills Address: 23996 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills Phone: 248-888-1400 2016-17 hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and every other Friday Costs: $2/skater, $2/skate rental Suburban Ice offers learn-to-skate programs, sticks & pucks, adult drop-in hockey, private lessons, and birthday party options. Suburban Ice Macomb Address: 54755 Broughton Road, Macomb Township Phone: 586-992-8600 2016-17 hours: typically 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; consult the website for the latest Cost: $3/weekday skate all ages, $2/weekday skate rental, $5/weekend skate adults, $4/weekend skate for ages 12 and under, $3/weekend skate rental, $10/SK8 Jamz (includes skate rental) This icy spot hosts noon open skate, hockey clinics, learn-to-skate programs for kids ages 3-plus, and SK8 Jamz for families looking to grove and glide under cosmic lights. The Rink at Campus Martius Park Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit Phone: 313-963-9393 2016-17 hours: Preview weekend (weather permitting): 5 p.m.-midnight Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-midnight Nov. 12, noon-8 p.m. Nov. 13, 9 p.m.-midnight Nov. 18, 2016 (official opening); 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017; 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. 2-March 5, 2017 Cost: $8/ages 13-49, $7/ages 12 and under, $3/skate rental Campus Martius, a gem situated in the heart of downtown Detroit, hosts spectacular outdoor activities and gigs year-round, but the highlights are the holidays. Ice skate day or night under a 60-foot decked-out Christmas tree. Peruse downtown’s holiday lights and stop into one of the corner coffee shops for a hot beverage. Veterans Memorial Ice Arena Address: 2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor Phone: 734-794-6235 2016-17 hours: 1:20-2:45 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Cost: $5-$6/adult, $4-$5/ages 14 and under, $3/skate rental Known as one of Ann Arbor’s most popular recreational facilities, the ice arena offers instructional skating, hockey programs, patch and freestyle skating. Find onsite lockers for your gear and a pro shop to sharpen your blades. Check the website for holiday hours. Yost Ice Arena Address: 1116 S. State St., Ann Arbor Phone: 734-764-4600 2016-17 hours: Public skate: noon-12:50 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (noon skate), 8:30-9:50 p.m. Thursday, varies Saturday-Sunday; consult the website for the latest (Note: Closed during home University of Michigan football games) Cost: $6/adult, $4/kids and students, $3/noon skate, $3/skate rental, $2/noon skate rental Shared by the University of Michigan hockey team and located on the U-M Athletic Campus, indulge in open skate times, figure skating and hockey lessons, as well as youth and adult hockey programs. This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2016.