Ice Skating in Metro Detroit

Ice Skating in Metro Detroit

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Metro Detroit! This would be so fun to do during the Christmas season…or even after Christmas when you’re bored and looking for something to do!


Dodge Park (Sterling Heights)

Opens for the season on Dec 1.

Free For Sterling Heights Residents (with a valid ID)

$5 for Non-Residents

Skate Rental: $4

Skate Sharpening: $5

Mon-Thurs: Noon – 9pm
Fri: Noon – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 8pm

Special Hours:
Sunday, Dec. 24 and 31: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1: Closed

Special Events:

Glow Stick Nights: 7-9 p.m.

  • 70’s Night: Monday, Jan. 6
  • 80’s Night: Monday, Jan. 13
  • 90’s Night: Monday, Jan. 20
  • 2000’s Night: Monday, Jan. 27

Pride Night: Thursday, Jan. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

Superhero Night: Friday, Jan. 12 from 6-8 p.m.

Date Night: Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. – Each couple will get a sweet treat and romance will be in the air!

Princess Night: Friday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m.


The Rink at Royal Oak (Centennial Commons Park, Royal Oak)

Open Through 2/19/24!

221 E 3rd St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Social District drinks in the special cups are allowed at the rink!

Social District Participating Restaurant’s:

Bar Louie | Condado Tacos | Gusoline Alley | HopCat | Lily’s Seafood Grill | Lockhart’s Barbecue | Mesa Tacos & Tequila | Motor City Gas | Oak City Grille | O’Tooles Tavern | Bigalora Pizzeria | Pronto | Royal Oak Tap House | Smoky’s Cigar Bar | The Rock on 3rd | The Royal Oak Brewery | The Side Bar | Tom’s Oyster Bar

$10/person admission Mon-Fri before 6pm
$12/person admission Friday after 6pm & Sat-Sun
$5/person skate rental

Fire Pits & Warming Stations

Hours through 12/31:
Sunday: 11am – 9p
Monday: 12pm – 9pm
Tuesday: 12pm – 9pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 9pm
Thursday: 12pm – 9pm
Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm

The City of Royal Oak’s 11 Mile Road parking structure is steps away from the skating rink. Parking is free for the first two hours and .75 an hour in the parking garage. There are entrances on 2nd Street and 11 Mile Road, The address is 110 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067.


Blake’s Backyard (Almont)

New for 2023!

Blake’s Backyard has expanded its offerings to include a skating rink. With a 2,000+ square foot synthetic skating rink, three dining igloos, taproom, restaurant and market Blake’s Backyard is excited to welcome you this winter. 

  • All participants MUST check in inside the store prior to entering the skating rink.
  • All skaters MUST sign a waiver, online or in person prior to entering the skating rink
  • Online tickets are delivered digitally via email. Tickets can then be printed or displayed on your phone when you arrive.
  • Please have a digital or printed version of your tickets ready upon arrival at the check in counter.


The Rink at Campus Martius (Detroit)

Open 7 Days/Week & Holidays!

Duration is 2 Hours.

You can purchase tickets online ahead of time. (Must have socks for skate rental. You can purchase them at the rink if need be.)

First Come First Serve

ADULT ADMISSION………………………..$12

CHILD ADMISSION………………………….$9

ACTIVE MILITARY…………………………..$8


59+ SENIORS………………………………….$9

SKATE RENTAL………………………………$6

SHOE CHECK………………………………….$2



December 12 – January 1 

Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 11 pm 
Friday: 11 am – Midnight
Saturday: 10 am – Midnight 
Sunday: 11 am – 10 pm 


Holiday Hours 

Christmas Day: noon – 10 pm 
New Years Eve: 11 am – 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am-11 pm


January 2 – March 3 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm 
Tuesday: 11 am – 6 pm 
Friday: 11 am – 11 pm 
Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm 
Sunday: Noon – 8 pm


Buhr Park (Ann Arbor)

Open through March 26, 2023

The facility offers locker rooms/lockers, vending machines and skate sharpening services.​

The facility will be closed on the following holidays: Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1.


Our public skating is available on the following days:
• Sunday, 3:15-5:30 p.m.
• Monday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
• Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. (half price admission)
• Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (half price admission)
• Friday, 7-8:45 p.m. 
• Saturday, 2:45-4:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m. 
*Schedule is subject to change.
Adult (18+), $6                                          
Youth (17 & under), $5                                        
Senior (60+), $5                                           
Skate rental, $3                                           
*Skate learners are free. Rental skates are available on a first come first serve basis.


Riley Park (Farmington)


The Riley Park Ice Rink is open daily, weather permitting.

Rink hours are:
Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.      


Zehnder Park (Frankenmuth)

Open Through 2/28/23!

November and December Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 4PM to 9PM

Friday – Saturday: 11AM to 10PM

Sunday: 11AM to 9PM

January and February Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 4PM to 8PM

Friday: 4PM to 9PM

Saturday: 12PM to 9PM

Sunday: 12PM to 8PMHours are subject to change and may vary depending on weather, special events, programs, etc..*


General Admission Pass: $10.00 (day-long admission)

Skate Rental: $3.00 (hockey & figure skates available)





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