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.
- 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.”
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.