The kids are visiting with their kids and the house is feeling a bit smallish. What to do! What to do! How about trying out some Oakland County indoor ice skating fun!! Young and old can participate and if you’d rather not strap the skates on then simply bring a thermos of some hot cocoa and a warm blanket to enjoy as a spectator. 🙂
Oakland County Indoor Ice Skating Arenas –
Birmingham Ice Arena – You can rent this ice arena for parties, take skating lessons or simply participate in open skating. There really is something for everyone here. You can also catch a game of hockey as this is home to the Birmingham Unified Kings, which is the combined hockey team of Seaholm and Groves High Schools. Fun!!!
Location: 2300 East Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009
Suburban Ice Farmington Hills – They too allow one to rent the arena for parties and you can do all the same things as Birmingham Ice Arena allows which is take skating lessons, participate in open skating or take up hockey. Open skates are usually held during lunch hours (check the website for details). It’s a great resource for those who need to get active or simply enjoy ice skating.
Location: 23996 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Hazel Park Ice Arena – Learn to skate, public skate, broomball, and rental for parties. You can also rent equipment for $2 and the cost of skating is $5/person.
Location: 1555 E Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, Michigan
Novi Ice Arena – You’ll find open public ice skating, drop-in hockey, special holiday programs, and events.
Location: 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, MI 48375
Phone: (248) 347-1010
Oak Park Ice Arena – Whether learning to skate or practicing ice skating moves during open skate; playing hockey during drop-in hours; or playing in a hockey league, the Oak Park Ice Arena is an indoor ice arena where participants of all skill levels and ages can have family-friendly fun. No skate rentals available. Must bring your own skates.
Location: 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 542-9669
ONYX Ice Arena – Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester Hills offers open ice skating, learn to ice skate programs, drop-in hockey, hockey leagues and more.
Location: 52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Royal Oak Ice Arena – Royal Oak Ice Arena also offers open skating, drop-in hockey, and figure skating.
Location: 1403 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
Southfield Sports Arena – The Southfield Sports Arena (located on the grounds of the Southfield Municipal Complex) is a multi-use complex with a regulation NHL ice surface and an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool. There are vending machines on site providing refreshments. The Sports Arena offers open skates, ice skating lessons, and drop-in hockey. Skate rental is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Location: 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, Michigan
Troy Sports Center – You’ll find year around open skate sessions and drop in hockey. Skate rental is available.
Location: 1819 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, Michigan
Lakeland Ice Arena – Lakeland Ice Arena offers youth hockey, figure skating, learn to skate programs, learn to play hockey and skating/birthday parties!! Skate rental is also available. $4.00 to skate and $3.00 to rent skates according to their website. Call to verify.
Location: 7330 Highland Rd., Waterford, MI 48327
Okay! There you have it. Strap on those skates and tire those kids out. 🙂