Best Roller Rinks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Here are our picks for the best roller rinks in metro Detroit. Lace up your skates and enjoy an evening of old-school fun with your family at one near you.

Roller rinks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

While it is enjoyable to gather around for a family board game or hit the beach, it’s a feeling of pure freedom and bliss to hit up a local roller rink with the fam. And there are plenty of them to choose from in southeast Michigan.

Whether you’re a beginner or pro, there’s a rink 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 an option near you.

Here are our picks for the best roller rinks in our area. Check out the list and lace up your skates – or blades – at one near you.

BonaVenture Family Skating Center Farmington Hills

  • 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.

Detroit Roller Wheels

  • 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.

Lincoln Park Skating Center

  • Address: 1419 Southfield Road, Lincoln Park
  • Phone: 313-381-7465
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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

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

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

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.

Rollerama Family Skating Center Brighton

  • 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.

Skateland West

  • 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. 

Skatin Station II

  • 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.

Skate World of Troy

  • 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.

The Great Skate

  • 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.

The New Rink

  • 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.”

Looking for even more fun to be had on wheels? Check out our roundup of skateparks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. 

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 

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