The Rink at Campus Martius Park Ice Skating in Detroit

Bring the entire family to the heart of downtown to enjoy some old-fashioned winter fun at the Rink at Campus Martius Park, Nov. 18, 2017-March 4, 2018.

Downtown Detroit’s urban oasis, Campus Martius Park, turns to a winter wonderland every year in mid-November when the ice rink opens. Following the Nov. 17, 2017 tree lighting, when thousands of Detroiters and suburbanites meet in the park to see the Christmas tree all aglow, skate and keep toasty with some warm grub through the winter season.

Even if you can’t make the grand opening, don’t sweat it! This outdoor ice rink, modeled after the one at Rockefeller Center in the Big Apple, is open daily until March 4, 2018 this 2017-18 season.

Day and evening hours let you chose the perfect time for the entire family to practice their figure eights or experiment their very first glides.

Once the tummies start to rumble, stop by one of the many eateries within walking distance. PARC is located at the edge of the ice rink (although this spot is a better fit for a date night with your boo), and Greektown’s only a People-Mover ride away. Stop by Calexico Detroit, Hard Rock Cafe Detroit and more restaurants nearby.

Rent skates for $4, or bring your own and stash your shoes for $2. Admission rates for skaters are $8/ages 13-49, $7/ages 12 and under and adults 50 and above.

Watch the fun unfold at Campus Martius Park in this video from our archive:

Rink hours are as follows:

Nov. 18-Dec. 17, 2017

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Sunday: noon-10 p.m.

Dec. 18-30, 2017 (extended holiday hours)

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Sunday: noon-10 p.m.
  • New Years Eve: noon-1 a.m.

Jan. 1-7, 2018

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m.-midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Sunday: noon-10 p.m.

Jan. 8-March 4, 2018

  • Monday-Tuesday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 am.-midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon-8 p.m.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your skates and get to the rink at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit for the 2017-18 season!

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.

Image courtesy Flickr.com

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