Indoor and Outdoor Ice Rinks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

You don't need to be an Olympian to lace up your skates and shred the ice. Take the family to one of these ice rinks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for open skating and more.

The chilly season has swooped in, and it’s time to dig out the ice skates from the back of the closet.

Whether you and your kiddies are beginners, or you’ve perfected the Biellmann spin, metro Detroit has plenty of icy locations, both indoors and outdoors, where locals can test their skills.

But no need to sleuth — we’ve got you covered! Check out this list of local ice rinks in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Note: Before visiting, be sure to check their open skate hours because they vary by location.

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Visit the Cube and practice your skate moves. From broomball and figure skating competitions to daily open skate slots, there’s excitement to be had by all.

Arctic Coliseum Arena

Check the website for a complete schedule of beginner classes, drop-in hockey, figure skating, DJ skates, open skates and more.

Arctic Edge Ice Arena 

Featuring two NHL-size rinks, this arena has served Olympians and newbies alike. No online registration at this time; you must pay at the front counter.

Big Boy Arena (formerly Fraser Hockeyland) 

Offers hockey, figure skating, public ice skating and more. They offer four ice surfaces and they even have a roller rink for those who prefer wheels to blades.

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena 

This rink has a cool subfloor that keeps the ice solid even when it’s warmer than 60 degrees.

City of Birmingham Ice Sports Arena

Want to learn how to ice skate? This arena offers a host of opportunities, including open skating, figure skating and freestyle lessons.

Dearborn Ice Skating Center 

This spot offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey lessons and leagues. It features two NHL regulation-size ice arenas. It’s also the home to the Dearborn Figure Skating Club.

Detroit Skating Club 

Lace up with the Detroit Skating Club. It has one of the largest USA Hockey Programs in the state. Already smooth on the ice? DSC works with skaters from the recreational to the Olympic level in programs including freestyle and ice dancing.

Dodge Park Ice Rink 

This open-air rink is conveniently located in the beautiful Dodge Park. Your family can spin and twirl their winter days away and enjoy some of the other offerings, too.

Eddie Edgar Ice Arena

Home to the Livonia Hockey Association, you needn’t be an ice shaking champ to take advantage of open skating with the family, adult hockey leagues, tournaments and figure skating.

Farmington Hills Ice Arena

Home to the Farmington Hills Figure Skating Club and Farmington Hills Hockey Association, all ages can find programs that cater to their needs. Try your feet at power skating, adult and youth hockey, figure skating, or learn-to-skate sessions.

Garden City Ice Arena 

Public skates are open to residents and non-residents. There’s also drop-in hockey, freestyle figure skating practice, and sticks and pucks.

John Lindell – Royal Oak Ice Arena

This popular rink hosts hockey leagues, figure skating competitions, preschool skate times, and, of course, open and adult skating sessions.

Kennedy Recreation Center 

Three NHL-sized ice arenas give skaters plenty of options to get out on the ice, including drop-in hockey for adults and sticks & pucks for youth. Home to four area high school teams.

Kensington Valley Ice House

All sessions are limited to 100 skaters. Make sure to register online. The arena offers skate jams, sticks and pucks, open skate and other trainings.

Lakeland Tri-Arena

Offers youth and adult ice hockey and figure skating classes along with their public skates.

Lake St. Clair Metropark

Skate, spin, or play hockey at your leisure on Lake St. Clair. Picnic tables and a nearby warming station make for apt places to rest. Ice skating rink is located in the west playfield.

Mike Modano Ice Arena

The arena features one NHL regulation-size ice surface for open skate, adult and youth hockey leagues, figure skating and more.

Mount Clemens Ice Arena/Fitness Center

Offers open skate and youth and adult hockey. Check out their themed public skates for the holidays.

Novi Ice Arena 

With plenty of lessons offered at this ice arena, you’ll be an avid skater in no time. Check out one of their “try skating for free” clinics for your little ones first time.

Oakland Township Ice Rink at Bear Creek Nature Park

Step onto this outdoor ice rink for a day of freebie fun at Bear Creek Nature Park. Children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult and children 6 and under should wear a helmet.

Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena

The Rochester Hockey Club, plus hockey teams from local Stoney Creek High School and Oakland University, all call this arena home. Practice your mastery of the ice with synchronized skating programs for figure skaters or learn-to-skate classes for beginners. Hockey clinics and special events, too.

Riley Park 

This 4800-square-foot community ice rink offers open skates for enthusiasts of all ages. Skate rentals not available.

Southfield Sports Arena

Get out of the house and hit the ice at this local spot. Improve your legwork with drop-in hockey and ice-skating lessons.

Stony Creek Metropark

This scenic Metropark makes for a winter wonderland once the snow settles. A smooth rink is maintained near the boat launch, and designated areas cater to ice hockey players. Make sure to bring your own skates.

Suburban Ice Macomb

This icy spot hosts open skate, hockey clinics, learn-to-skate programs for kids ages 3-plus and SK8 Jamz for families looking to groove and glide under cosmic lights. Also, offers “try skating for free” clinics for boys and girls 12 and under who have never skated before.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park

Campus Martius, a gem situated in the heart of downtown Detroit, hosts spectacular outdoor activities and gigs year-round, but the highlights are the holidays. Ice skate day or night under a 60-foot decked-out Christmas tree at The Rink. Peruse downtown’s holiday lights and don’t forget to support the local businesses in the area.

The Rink at Royal Oak

New in 2022, The Rink features a 60-by-90 foot skating rink, great music, special events and more. In addition to ice skating, you can also roast marshmallows or warm up next to their fire pits.

Veterans Memorial Ice Arena

Known as one of Ann Arbor’s most popular recreational facilities, the ice arena offers instructional skating, hockey programs, patch and freestyle skating. Find onsite lockers for your gear and a pro shop to sharpen your blades.

Yost Ice Arena

Shared by the University of Michigan hockey team and located on the U-M Athletic Campus, indulge in open skate times, figure skating and hockey lessons, as well as youth and adult hockey programs.

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  1. There is also an indoor ice rink located inside the Sterling Heights, Michigan mall, Lakeside Mall. On Hall Road between Hayes and Schoenner Rd.


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