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Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena and Pool

Park Features
Boat Launch Canoe/Kayak Rental Canoeing/Kayaking Community Garden Drinking Fountain Fishing Fishing Dock 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

2751 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (directions)

Jason Nealis, Recreation Supervisor

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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 Oct. 31, 2015 to April 3, 2016. 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.
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 Oct. 31 to April 3, 2016, 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.

​Special skating events at Buhr

Funky Frosty Fridays
The first Friday of each month during general skate from 7:15-8:45 p.m., skate to themed music/dress up to win prizes for best costume! 

Nov. 6: Disco Skate
Bring out those bell bottoms and skate to the music of the 70’s.

Dec. 4: Oldies Night
Rock around the clock to the early sounds of rock-n-roll.

Jan. 1: Hoedown Skate
Bring your cowboy hats and skate to country-western originals.

Feb. 5: Rock the 80’s Skate
Rock the 80’s and skate to big-hair bands and monster ballads.

March 4: Reggae Night
Chase the winter blues away with some tropical beats.

School Break Skating

Additional public skating sessions will be held the following days: Nov. 25, 27, noon-2 p.m.; Dec. 21-24 and Dec. 28-31, noon-2 p.m.;  Jan. 1, noon-2 p.m.; Feb. 15-19, noon-2 p.m. 

Buhr Blitz Day

Come out during mid-winter break on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of special games, contests, and prizes. So much fun for the whole family! General admission rates apply.

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: 4:30-5:45 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 ice 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.​

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