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Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena and Pool

Park Features
Community Garden Drinking Fountain Grills Ice Rink Natural Area Nature Trails - Unpaved Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Play Area Restrooms Skating Soccer Softball/Baseball Swimming Pool Tennis

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is open for the 2016-2017 season!  

Buhr Blitz Day!  Come out on Saturday, February 4 from 2:30-4:30, and join us for an afternoon of games, contests and prizes! It's fun for the whole family.  General admission rates apply.

​​Buhr Park

2751 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (directions)

Jason Nealis, Recreation Supervisor

Outdoor Pool    Swim Lessons     Splash Days   Swim Team    Rent the Pool    Day Camp

Buhr Park is a 39-acre park serving the south central part of Ann Arbor. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. year round and features softball diamonds, two tennis courts, play equipment, a basketball court, open field play, a sledding hill, picnic facilities with a grill, an outdoor pool with a family activity pool (open in the spring/summer) and an open-air ice arena (open in the fall/winter). Summer day camp is one of the popular programs offered at Buhr Park. To sign up for programs, please use the online registratio​n system​. Buhr ​Park is adjacent to Cobblestone Farm, a historic barn that serves as a venue for weddings and other rental opportunities, as well as the home of the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center. ​

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is open Nov. 5, 2016 to March 19, 2017.. The rink has a cooled subfloor that allows us to maintain ice even when it is over 50 degrees outside! Activities include public ice skating, drop-in hockey and rental hours.

Outdoor Ice Arena

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is open Nov. 5, 2016-March 19, 2017. The rink has a cooled subfloor that allows us to maintain ice even when it is over 50 degrees outside. Activities include public ice skating, drop-in hockey and rental hours.

The facility has a heated lobby, vending, restrooms and four separate locker rooms for hockey. Skate rentals are available. Skate sharpening available.  Immediate service, $6; overnight, $5.
Resident Discount                 Admission Fee
Adult $5 $6
Youth (17 & under) $4 $5
Senior (60+) $4 $5
Skate rental $3 $3
*Skate learners are free

Discount passes at Buhr Ice Arena (valid at Buhr & Veterans ice arenas)
                10 visits            30 visits
Youth/Senior resident $30                  $85
Youth/Senior nonresident $40                  $112
Adult resident         $40                  $112
Adult nonresident         $50                  $142

Public skating schedule

Our public skating season runs from Nov. 5, 2016 to March 19, 2017, on the following days: Sunday, 3:15-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 7:45-8:45 p.m. (half price and broom ball); Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. (half price and broom ball) and 7:15-8:45 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7:15-8:45 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m. Skate sharpening available, immediate service, $6; overnight,$5.​

Holiday Skating Schedule

From December 23rd through January 6, we will offer an additional weekday only public skating time from noon until 2:00pm

CLOSED December 25th

Drop-in Hockey and Sticks & Pucks
Adult residents: $6; adult; nonresidents: $7. Youth/senior residents, $5; youth/senior, nonresidents: $6.
• Monday: 7:45-8:45 p.m. (drop in women only)
• Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (sticks & pucks all ages); 9-10 p.m. (drop in men only)
• Wednesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (drop in all ages)
• Thursday: 9-10 p.m. (drop in all ages)
• Friday: 4-5:15 p.m. (sticks & pucks all ages)
• Saturday: 1:15-2:15 p.m. (drop in all ages) 
*Hockey Pass Card (Valid at Buhr Park Ice Arena only, not for general skate). Adult (10 admissions) Resident: $50/nonresidents: $60. Youth (10 admissions) Resident: $40/nonresidents: $50. *With purchase of pass the 11th visit is free. Passes are good for sticks and pucks and drop-in hockey. ​

Rent the ic
e arena
Hourly. This is great for hockey teams. Prime-time rental, resident: $165/nonresidents: $220. Non-prime time rental, resident: $120/nonresidents: $150. Saturdays, Sundays and after 3 p.m. Monday to Friday are considered prime time days. Ann Arbor Public School breaks, after noon, are considered prime time.  One-time Rentals. Great for birthday parties/group functions. Prime-time rental, resident: $180/nonresidents: $220. Non-prime-time rental, resident: $145/nonresidents: $180.​

Extended Season Policy

Weather permitting, the Buhr Park Ice Rink season may be extended for a maximum of two weeks.  Buhr Park management will determine if the weather will enable the ice arena to continue operating at an efficient level after the scheduled March 19 closing date.  If the predicted high temperature (per will be consistently below 45 degrees, Buhr Park will continue limited public skating and drop-in hockey times for up to one week.  The procedure will be followed again for the following week to determine if the ice arena will be open for up to a second additional week.  



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