Family Activities Skating Rinks and Skate Parks in Southeast Michigan The best family-friendly skate parks and rinks in metro Detroit. Drop in and roller or inline skate inside, or grab the skateboards and shred it up outside. « Previous Next » Charnae Sanders • June 23, 2016 1 Comment Total: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 While it is enjoyable to gather around for a family board game or hit the beach, don’t forget about the rush of excitement and thrill that comes with skating. Get your adrenaline pumping by heading out to one of your local skating rinks or skate parks throughout metro Detroit. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, there’s a park where you’ll fit right in. Many places even offer lessons as well as family-friendly skate sessions. With locations in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties – and beyond – check out the fun rinks and parks near you. Roller Skating Rinks Note: Most hours indicate times for drop-in open skate. However, always check ahead, as times may vary seasonally. BonaVenture Family Skating Center Farmington Hills Address: 24505 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills Phone: 248-476-2200 Hours: 1-6 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Fridays, 1-5 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Saturdays; times vary seasonally Cost: $8/admission, $4/skate rental, $5/kids skate trainer rental Skate along to the music whether it’s coming from the rink’s DJ or the huge jumbo vision video screen at BonaVenture. The skating center allows guests to host birthday parties or come down to skate with family and friends while also enjoying the laser light show featured in the facility. Rollerama Family Skating Center Brighton Address: 6995 Grand River Road, Brighton Phone: 810-227-2010 Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays Cost: $8.50/open skate, $4/skate rental Similar to BonaVenture, you can head to Rollerama for loads of family fun! Outside of skating, your family can also enjoy roller hockey and roller derby at this location. Detroit Roller Wheels Address: 16611 Schoolcraft St., Detroit Phone: 313-837-7680 Hours: 7-10 p.m. family skate night ($7/admission) Fridays, 6:30-10 p.m. teen night family skate ($7/admission) Saturdays, 5:30-8 p.m. family skate Sundays ($6/admission); times vary, check weekly/monthly schedule on website Costs: $3-$7/admission, $3/skate rental Let the good times roll. The rink is a great spot for hosting birthday parties, family reunions and more with group rates and skating lessons available to give you the rundown on the basics of skating. Lincoln Park Skating Center Address: 1419 Southfield Road, Lincoln Park Phone: 313-381-7465 Hours: 6-8 p.m. ($2/admission, $1.50/skate rental and $2.50/inline rental) Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. ($6/admission plus skate rental) Fridays, 3-6 p.m. ($6/admission plus skate rental) and 7-10 p.m. ($7/admission plus skate rental) Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. ($6/admission, free/skate rental) Sundays; times vary daily Costs: $2-$7/admission $2.50/skate rental, $4.50/inline rental Get your roll on inside the 23,000-square-foot building while skating around to top 40 music. This skating rink offers special events and guests can make group reservations and host private parties. Northland Roller Rink Address: 22311 W. Eight Mile Road, Detroit Phone: 313-535-1666 Hours: 7-10 p.m. family skate night ($6/admission) Sundays, 7-10 p.m. family skate ($7/admission) Fridays, 7-10 p.m. teen skate night ($7/admission) Saturdays; times vary daily Cost: $3/skate rental, $6-$7/admission This family spot claims to be the largest and oldest skating rink in Detroit. With colorful scenery and music to jam out to, the skating rink is a great spot for a family outing. Riverside Arena Roller Skating Center Address: 36635 Plymouth Road, Livonia Phone: 734-421-3540 Hours: 10-11:30 a.m. preschool skate ($5/admission includes standard skate rental) and 6-8 p.m. open skate ($6/admission includes standard skate rental) Wednesdays, 8-10:30 p.m. ($7/admission) Thursdays, 8-11:30 p.m. ($8/admission) Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ($6/admission includes standard skate rental) and 8-11 p.m. ($7/admission) Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. ($6/admission) Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m. ($7/admission) Sundays; times vary daily Cost: $3/standard skate rental, $3/premium skate rental, $4/inline rental, admission varies daily Skate the night away at Riverside. Come out during special event nights or throw a birthday party for someone in your family. The skate shop has skating classes as well as a pro shop. Rolladium Skating Center Address: 4475 Highland Road, Waterford Phone: 248-674-3949 Hours: 1-4 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays (begins June 21), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. Saturdays; times vary daily and are subject to change without notice, times will change again in August Cost: $4-$8/admission including skate rental Exercise your leg muscles and enjoy quality time with your family while skating at Rolladium. If skating doesn’t come naturally to you, take advantage of the center’s skating lessons. Skate World of Troy Address: 2825 E. Maple Road, Troy Phone: 248-689-4100 Hours: 1-4 p.m. family afternoon skate ($6/admission plus skate rental) and 8-10:30 p.m. adult night for 18-plus ($8/admission plus skate rental) Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Coffee and Cake skate for 18-plus ($7/covers admission, skate, coffee and cake) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. family night skate ($6/admission plus skate rental) Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. summer skating (starting June 23, $6/admission plus skate rental) and 4:15-6:15 p.m. cheap skate ($4/admission plus skate rental) and 8:30-11 p.m. adult night for 18-plus ($7/admission plus skate rental) Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m. summer skating (starting June 23, $6/admission plus skate rental) Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. teen night (suggested age 11 plus, $8/admission plus skate rental) Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon morning skate ($5/admission plus skate rental), 1-4 p.m. family afternoon skate ($6/admission plus skate rental) and 8-11 p.m. teen night ($8/admission plus skate rental) Saturdays; schedules vary depending on season Cost: $3/regular skate rental, $5/premium skate rental With a variety of themed skating events from teen and adult nights to coffee and cake skate, Skate World has something for everyone. Don’t miss the special events held each month as well as cheap skate for $4 on Wednesdays from 4:15 until 6:15 p.m. Skateland FunZone Address: 23911 Allen Road, Woodhaven Phone: 734-671-0222 Hours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. adult skate, 1-4 p.m. daytime skate and 6:30-8:30 p.m. “dollar nite” Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. adult skate and 1-4 p.m. open skate Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. open skate Saturdays; times vary seasonally Cost: $4.50/adult skate (jam skates included), $5/all other sessions for all ages, $2/jam skate rental, $4/inline skate rental This family-friendly skating rink turns into a Zumba fitness studio on Mondays and Wednesdays. Admission on Tuesdays is only $1. Skating classes are also offered. Skateland West Address: 37550 Cherry Hill Road, Westland Phone: 734-326-2800 Hours: 7-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-3 p.m., 3:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, noon-3 p.m. Sundays (subject to change) Cost: $7/admission Sunday, $10/admission Friday-Saturday night (skate rentals included with admission) Own the night as you own the rink among family and friends. If you’re not interested in skating, check out the Zumba classes. Don’t forget to rest your feet and take a break and satisfy your appetite at the snack bar. Skatin Station II Address: 8611 Ronda Drive, Canton Phone: 734-459-6400 Hours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. adult organ music skate ($7/admission) and 1-4 p.m. summer open skate (begins June 20, $6/admission) Mondays, 1-4 p.m. summer open skate (begins June 22, $6/admission) Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. summer open skate (begins June 22, $6/admission) and 8-11:30 p.m. night live skate ($8/admission) Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon rollers and strollers skate ages 7/under ($6/admission), 1-4 p.m. open skate ($6/admission) and 7-10 p.m. night skate ($7/admission) Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. matinee open skating ($6/admission) and 8-11 p.m. adult night skate ($6/admission) Sundays; hours are for Memorial Day-Labor Day Cost: $3/skate rental, $5/rollerblade/speed rental Roll out into skate paradise at the Skatin Station. Take advantage of the special events held such as “Adult Organ Music Skate,” “Rollers and Strollers Skate” and “Friday Night Live Skate” as your family skates until you start to feel your legs ache. The Great Skate Address: 29100 Hayes, Roseville Phone: 586-777-4300 Hours: 1-4 p.m. open skating and 8-11 p.m. adult night for 21-plus Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon morning adult skate Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon animal cracker skate for ages 8 and under Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ages 10 and under and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; hours vary daily, call ahead for open skate times Cost: Admission prices varies $6-$7.50 depending on time and day, skate rental varies from $2-$3 depending on time and day From “animal cracker skate” to “morning adult skate,” there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are also opportunities to take skating lessons and host your own skating party. The New Rink Address: 50625 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township Phone: 586-731-5006 Hours: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. adult open skate ($6/admission) and 1-4 p.m. summer open skate (begins June 21, $7/admission) Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. summer open skate ($7/admission) Wednesdays-Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. summer open skate, 7-11 p.m. night live skate ($9/admission) Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon rollers and strollers skate (ages 7 and under, $7/admission), 1-4 p.m. Saturday matinee skate ($7/admission) and 7-10 p.m. Saturday night skate ($7/admission) Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. matinee open skating ($7/admission) and 9 p.m.-midnight spun out Sundays (ages 18-plus, $7/admission); summer hours Memorial Day-Labor Day Cost: $3/roller skate rental, $5/rollerblade or speed skate rental Come roll and bounce the New Rink. With a bounce zone for children 12 and under as well as roller hockey, this spot is perfect for the kids. Parents can even join along in the fun with “Rollers and Strollers Skate.” Skate Parks Ann Arbor Skate Park Address: 350 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily year-round Email: email@example.com Cost: free Skaters can push it to the limit and test gravity at this 30,000-square-foot park open to the public. Remember to check out some of the special events held such as the “A2 Skate Park Art Fair Booth” in July and no bikes allowed. Auburn Hills Skate Park Address: 202 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills Phone: 248-370-9400 Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk April-November; closed in winter Cost: Free Built for skateboards, in-line skates and BMX bikes, the skate park is open to the public – whether you’re a beginner skater or advanced rider. The park is unsupervised so the use of protective gear such as helmets and pads are highly recommended. Concrete Jungle Address: 36651 Ford Road, Westland Phone: 734-713-3888 Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Cost: Free This outdoor park is 17,000 square feet of rock-solid concrete for skaters to grind, ride and glide. Huntington Woods Skate Park Address: 11 Mile Road, east of Coolidge Highway, Huntington Woods Phone: 248-541-3030 Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk Cost: Free Throw on your skates and get ready to shred the big bowl at this rad park located in Huntington Woods. Livonia Community Center Skate Park Address: Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard St. Phone: 734-466-2410 Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 pm. Saturdays Cost: Free to the public This park is open to the public and in order to skate, helmets are required. Modern Skate and Surf Park Address: 1500 N. Stephenson Highway, Royal Oak Phone: 248-546-7275 Hours: noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, noon-midnight (shop closes at 9 p.m.) Fridays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (shop closes at 8 p.m.) Saturdays-Sundays Cost: memberships available; $20/all day for nonmembers, $14/3-hour session for nonmembers, $10/last 2 hours of session for nonmembers, $7/last hour of session for nonmembers From skating to biking and skateboarding, you can roll out in style with your family and friends. The skate park also offers private lessons for those who are still brushing up on their skating skills. For ages 13-plus, helmets are required. Protective gear is available for rent. Ride It Sculpture Park Address: Found along the Davison expressway, Detroit Hours: dawn-dusk Cost: Free The community skate park is made up of four vacant commercial lots that combine public art and greenspace. Riley Skate Park Address: Founder’s Sports Park, 35500 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills Phone: 248-473-1803 Hours: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday Cost: Free Designed by several skate park designers, the 29,000-square-foot community park is a great hotspot for skateboards as well as inline-skaters to enjoy. Troy Skate Park Address: 3179 Livernois Road, Troy Phone: 248-524-3300 Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk Cost: Free This 10,000-square-foot outdoor site is compiled of 26 ramps, wedges, rails and grind boxes. Skateboards, inline skates and bikes are all welcome. The Troy Community Center nearby provides restrooms, a telephone and a snack shop. Safety gear is highly recommended. Woodall Skate Park Address: 4670 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township Phone: 586-731-5100 Hours: Skateboarding and inline skating 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for ages 10 and under and 11:30 a.m.-7:30 pm. for all ages Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. BMX bike only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; April 1-Nov. 1 daily, weather permitting Cost: Free Open to the public, the skaters can ride skateboards, BMX bikes, and in-line skates in the park completed with jumps and rails. Helmets are required. There is no skating or skateboarding on BMX Bike days. Wyandotte Skate Park Address: Memorial Park, 20th and Grove streets, Wyandotte Phone: 734-324-4500 Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk daily weather permitting; open year-round Cost: Free Bring your skateboards, roller blades or bike and ride on at the park open to the public.