Where to Skate in Washtenaw County!—The Roundup

. January 28, 2019.
Skating Rink Roundup

Take advantage of the colder temperatures by visiting indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks with your children to keep winter boredom at bay.

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

The Cube is a traditional indoor skating rink—open year-round. Sign up for lessons or drop in for pick-up hockey or an open skate.

121 Oak Valley Dr | 734-213-1600

Cost: $4/adults, $3/kids (ages 12 and under), $3/skate rental
Public Skating: Check website for updates.

Buhr Park

This is an outdoor covered, open-air skating rink (chilly!). The rink sometimes has themed parties like Funky Frosty Fridays, where skaters dress in costume (bell bottoms on ’70s night or cowboy hats at the Hoedown Skate).

2751 Packard Rd | 734-794-6234

Cost: $5/adults, $4/kids (age 17 and under), $3/skate rental
Public Skating: Sundays 3:15-5:30pm; Tuesdays 7:45-8:45pm; Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm (half price!) and 7:15-8:45pm; Thursdays 7:15-8:45pm; Fridays 7:15-8:45pm; Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm and 7:15-8:45pm

Yost Arena

Located on the University of Michigan Athletic Campus, you can skate on the same ice that the U-M hockey team plays on.

1116 South State St | 734-764-4600

Cost: $6/adults, $4/kids, $3/noon skate, $3/skate rental, $2/noon skate rental
Public Skating: Monday-Friday from Noon to 12:50pm; check website for regular Public Skate dates and times as they are subject to change.

Monument Park

Enjoy skating outdoors in downtown Dexter’s iconic Monument Park. No equipment rental so be sure to bring your own.

Downtown Dexter, Baker Road and Main Street | 734-426-8303

Cost: Free
Public Skating: Open daily 8am-9pm. Check their website for updates. The rink will open and close based on weather.

Veteran’s Memorial Park Ice Arena

This recently renovated indoor ice arena complex includes a regulation-size rink of 85 feet by 200 feet with spectator seating for 800. A concession stand and vending are available in the main lobby, along with coin-operated lockers and storage units.

2150 Jackson Rd | 734-794-6235

Cost: $5/adults, $4/kids (age 17 and under), $3/skate rental
Public Skating: Sundays 1-2:30pm; Tuesdays 1:20-2:45pm; Thursdays 11am-1pm; Saturdays 1-2:30pm

Natural Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Ann Arbor

Enjoy skating in three of Ann Arbor’s beautiful parks: Allmendinger, Burns, and Northside. Bring your own skates, no rentals available, and be sure to check the city’s Facebook page for ice updates. The rinks are open weather permitting.

Allmendinger Park: 655 Pauline Blvd
Burns Park: 1300 Baldwin Ave
Northside Park: 815 Taylor St
734-794-6230

Cost: Free
Public Skating: Regular park hours, 6am-10pm. Weather permitting.

Arctic Coliseum

Chelsea’s indoor ice skating rink provides fun for everyone including hockey leagues, learn to skate opportunities, DJ skates, and a restaurant upstairs in the rink.

501 Coliseum Dr, Chelsea | 734-433-4444

Cost: Call for pricing.
Public Skating: Contact for hours. They also monthly DJ skates on select Saturdays.