Best Roller Rinks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Lace up your skates and enjoy an evening of old-school fun with your family at one near you.

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.

Note: Check ahead for hours; some rinks have limited days and hours due to COVID-19.

BonaVenture Family Skating Center Farmington Hills

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

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.

Northland Roller Rink

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

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

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 for all ages and skill levels.

RollerCade Detroit

This roller rink has offered skating fun to families since 1955 and is one of the oldest Black-owned rinks in the country. Book a birthday party or roll on in for open skate. Skating lessons and themed nights, too.

Rollerama Family Skating Center Brighton 

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.

Royal Skateland 

This spot offers open skating on Tuesdays and Saturdays, plus adult skate night on Sundays. Check out their skating lessons and ask about throwing a party here.

Skatin Station II

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

Host a private birthday party or check out one of their skating classes for all different ages. Offers teen and adults nights, as well as family nights that includes your skate rentals, pizza and pop.

The Great Skate

From morning adult skates, kids night outs 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

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.

United Skates of America, Inc. (Formally Lincoln Park Skating Center) 

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.

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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