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.

All hours listed are for open skating; check the rink websites for the latest on open skate schedules, ice skating lessons and drop-in hockey leagues.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some ice rinks are closed currently or may close at random. Those that are open may have strict safety protocols in place. Call your preferred ice rink before heading out.

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. Rental skates not available in 2021.

Arctic Coliseum Arena

  • Address: 501 Coliseum Drive, Chelsea
  • Phone: 734-433-4444
  • 2020-21 hours: Consult the website for the latest
  • Costs: $5/general, $3/skate rental

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. Typically offers open skates and drop-in adult hockey leagues, which are currently canceled due to COVID-19. Guests in the building are required to wear face masks.

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena

This rink has a cool subfloor that keeps the ice solid even when it’s warmer than 50 degrees. Check back on January 15, 2021, for reopening details.

City of Birmingham Ice Sports Arena

  • Address: 2300 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-530-1642
  • 2020-21 hours: Consult the website for open skate dates and times
  • Costs: Contact for details

Want to learn how to ice skate? This arena offers a host of opportunities, including open skating, figure skating and freestyle lessons. Gatherings at the arena are currently prohibited except for individual exercise or one-on-one instruction.

Dearborn Ice Skating Center

This spot offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey lessons and leagues. It’s also the home to the Dearborn Figure Skating Club. Check on Jan. 15, 2021, for an update on the current closure.

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. Check their website for updates on the current COVID-19 closure.

Dodge Park Ice Rink

  • Address: 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-446-2700
  • 2020-21 hours: By reservation select dates starting Jan. 17, 2021
  • Cost: Free/residents, $5/non-residents, $3/skate rental

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. Check periodically for an update on the current closure.

Fraser Hockeyland

  • Address: 34400 Utica Road, Fraser
  • Phone: 586-294-2400
  • 2020-21 hours: By reservation only
  • Cost: $5/open skate, $3/skate rental

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

Garden City Ice Arena

Get together and skate with the family on Sunday afternoons. During the week, find drop-in hockey, freestyle figure skating practice, and sticks & pucks.

John Lindell – Royal Oak Ice Arena

  • Address: 1403 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3950
  • 2020-21 hours: Consult the website for a weekly schedule
  • Cost: $5/ages 6-plus, $3/ages 5 and under, $3/skate rental

This popular rink hosts hockey leagues, figure skating competitions, pre-school skate times, and, of course, open and adult skating sessions. Check the website for details. COVID-19 protocols are in place for all guests to follow.

Kennedy Recreation Center

  • Address: 3101 West Road, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-676-7172
  • 2020-21 hours: Open skate currently canceled due to COVID-19

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.

Lakeland Tri-Arena

Head out to this Waterford ice arena for open skate on weekends.

Lake St. Clair Metropark

  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4581
  • 2020-21 hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, weather and ice conditions permitting
  • Costs: Free/skating; $10/daily pass or $40-$45/annual pass to enter the park

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. The park is limiting the number of guests inside at once and enforcing social distancing among other COVID-19 rules.

Mount Clemens Ice Arena/Fitness Center

Offers open skate and youth and adult hockey.

Novi Ice Arena

  • Address: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi
  • Phone: 248-347-1010
  • 2020-21 hours: Consult the website for a weekly schedule
  • Cost: $3-$5/general, $3/skate rental

With plenty of lessons offered at this ice arena, you’ll be an avid skater in no time.

Oak Park Arena

Featuring drop-in hockey, leagues, youth teams and tournaments, this arena’s an ideal spot to try your skill at competition. Note: Skate rentals are not available; bring your own skates.

Oakland Township Ice Rink at Marsh View Park

  • Address: 3100 E. Clarkston Road, Oakland
  • Phone: 248-651-7810; call the hotline (248-651-4440 ext. 289) to confirm ice rink is open
  • 2020-21 hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, weather and ice conditions permitting
  • Cost: Free

Step onto this outdoor ice rink for a day of freebie fun at Marsh View Park. An onsite picnic area makes it easy to rest and grub.

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

  • Address: 33314 Grand River Ave., Farmington
  • Phone: 248-474-5500
  • 2020-21 hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, weather permitting.
  • Costs: Call for details

This 4800-square-foot community ice rink offers open skates for enthusiasts of all ages. Skate rentals not available. Face masks are required on the ice.

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. Check online on Jan. 19, 2021, for an update on the current closure.

St. Clair Shores Civic Arena

Bond with your little ones by attending Parent & Tot and Pucks & Parents skate sessions.

Stony Creek Metropark

  • Address: 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-4242
  • 2020-21 hours: dawn-dusk daily, weather and ice conditions permitting
  • Cost: free/skating; entrance into the park is $10/daily pass or $40-$45/annual pass

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. The park is enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols including social distancing.

Suburban Ice Farmington Hills

Suburban Ice offers learn-to-skate programs, sticks & pucks, adult drop-in hockey, private lessons and birthday party options. Check their website for updates on the current closure.

Suburban Ice Macomb

This icy spot hosts noon 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. Check their website for updates on the current closure.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park

  • Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-963-9393
  • 2020-21 hours: Vary by day. Open skate by reservation
  • Cost: $11/adults, $9/ages 12 and under; $5/skate rental

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.

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. Check the website for updates on the current closure.

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. Check their website for updates on the current closure.

This post is updated regularly.

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