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 skateparks 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 and with locations in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw county there’s bound to be a park near you. Here’s our picks for the best skateparks and top roller rinks in our area. Tear one up with your family.
Roller Skating Rinks
- Address: 24505 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills
- Phone: 248-476-2200
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. There’s an arcade, laser tag and a playscape, too.
- Address: 6995 Grand River Road, Brighton
- Phone: 810-227-2010
Similar to BonaVenture, you can head to Rollerama for loads of family fun! Outside of skating, your family can also enjoy inflatables, an arcade, bumper cars and laser tag.
- Address: 16611 Schoolcraft St., Detroit
- Phone: 313-837-7680
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.
- Address: 1419 Southfield Road, Lincoln Park
- Phone: 313-381-7465
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.
- Address: 22311 W. Eight Mile Road, Detroit
- Phone: 313-535-1666
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.
- Address: 36635 Plymouth Road, Livonia
- Phone: 734-421-3540
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.
- Address: 4475 Highland Road, Waterford
- Phone: 248-674-3949
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.
- Address: 2825 E. Maple Road, Troy
- Phone: 248-689-4100
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.
- Address: 37550 Cherry Hill Road, Westland
- Phone: 734-326-2800
Own the night as you own the rink among family and friends. If you’re not interested in skating. Don’t forget to rest your feet and take a break and satisfy your appetite at the snack bar. Note: this spot will be closed for renovations through early July.
- Address: 8611 Ronda Drive, Canton
- Phone: 734-459-6401
Roll out into skate paradise at the Skatin Station. Take advantage of the special events held such as “Rollers and Strollers Skate” as your family skates until you start to feel your legs ache.
- Address: 29100 Hayes, Roseville
- Phone: 586-777-4300
From Zumba classes to adult skate and junior roller derby there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are also opportunities to take skating lessons and host your own skating party.
- Address: 50625 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
- Phone: 586-731-5006
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.”
- Address: 350 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. No bikes allowed.
- Address: 202 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills
- Phone: 248-370-9400
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.
- Address: 36651 Ford Road, Westland (behind Westland City Hall)
- Phone: 734-722-7620
This outdoor park is 17,000 square feet of rock-solid concrete for skaters to grind, ride and glide.
- Address: 11 Mile Road, east of Coolidge Highway, Huntington Woods
- Phone: 248-541-3030
Throw on your skates and get ready to shred the big bowl at this rad park located in Huntington Woods.
- Address: Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard St.
- Phone: 734-466-2410
This 14,000-square-foot park is open to the public and features a launching ramp, half pipe, fun box, a kinked grind rail and more. In order to skate, helmets are required. No bikes allowed.
- Address: 1500 N. Stephenson Highway, Royal Oak
- Phone: 248-546-7275
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. Helmets are required. Protective gear is available for rent. You must fill out a waiver to use the park.
- Address: Found along the Davison expressway, Detroit
The community skate park is made up of four vacant commercial lots that combine public art and greenspace.
- Address: Founder’s Sports Park, 35500 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills
- Phone: 248-473-1800
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.
- Address: 3179 Livernois Road, Troy
- Phone: 248-524-3484
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.
- Address: 4670 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township
- Phone: 586-731-0300
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.
- Address: Memorial Park, 20th and Grove streets, Wyandotte
- Phone: 734-324-4500
Bring your skateboards, roller blades or bike and ride on at the park open to the public.
This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.