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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)

Phone:
734.794.6234
Jason Nealis, Recreation Supervisor
Hours
Public Skating:
Sundays 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
     (half price and broom ball)
Wednesdays 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
     (half price and broom ball)
     and 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Thursdays 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. 
Fridays 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Saturdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 
     7:15 - 8:45 p.m.


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. 

2014 Dog Swim

Thanks to the participants and sponsors of our 2014 Dog Swim at Buhr Park Pool. We're happy to say that 512 dogs swam and played in the pool during the two-day event. Watch the video below, shot by ​Community Television Network (CTN), ​on the first day. 

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​Outdoor Ice Arena

​Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is open Nov. 1, 2014 to March 29, 2015.​

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 machines, restrooms, and four separate locker rooms for hockey. Skate rental and sharpening are also available.​

Public Skati​ng

Open Skating (runs from Nov. 1, 2014 to March 29, 2015):​

  • Sundays from 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesdays from 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. (half price and broom ball)

  • Wednesdays from 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. (half price and broom ball) and 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

  • Thursdays from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

  • Fridays from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

  • Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 7:15-  8:45 p.m​.​

Open ​Skating Rates​

  • Adult: $5 residents; $6 nonresidents

  • Youth (17 & under): $4 residents; $5 nonresidents

  • Senior (60 & over): $4 residents; $5 nonresidents

  • Skate rental: $3

  • Skate learners are free

Discount Passes (V​​alid at Buhr and Veteran​s Park Ice Arena​​s)

  • Youth/Senior Resident: $30 for 10 visits; $85 for 30 visits

  • Youth/Senior Nonresident: $40 for 10 visits; $112 for 30 visits

  • Adult Resident: $40 for 10 visits; $112 for 30 visits

  • Adult Nonresident: $50 for 10 visits; $142 for 30 visits

Skate Sharpenin​g

  • Immediate Service: $6

  • Overnight: $5​

Special Skating Event​​s

Funky Frosty Fridays

The first Friday of each month during general skate from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Skate to themed music and dress up to win prizes for best costume!​

  • Nov. 7: Disco Skate Bring out those bell bottoms and skate to the music of the 70’s.

  • Dec. 5: Oldies Night Rock around the clock to the early sounds of rock-n-roll.

  • Jan. 2: Hoedown Skate Bring your cowboy hats and skate to country-western originals.

  • Feb. 6: Rock the 80’s Skate​ Rock the 80’s and skate to big hair bands and monster ballads.

  • March 6: Reggae Night Chase the winter blues away with some tropical beats.

School B​​reak Skating​

Additional public skating sessions will be held the following days:

  • ​Nov. 26 and 28 from noon - 2 p.m.

  • Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31 from noon - 2 p.m.

  • Jan. 2 and 19 from noon - 2 p.m.

  • Feb. 16 from ​noon ​2 p.m.

Buhr Blitz ​​Day

Come out during mid-winter break on Monday, Feb. 16, from noon-2 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/Sticks &​​​ Pucks

Schedule (runs from Nov. 1, 2014 to March 29, 2015)

  • Mondays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (drop-in; women only)​

  • Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (sticks & pucks; all ages) and 9 - 10 p.m. (drop-in; men only)

  • Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (drop-in; all ages)

  • Thursdays from 9 - 10 p.m. (drop-in; all ages)

  • Fridays from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. (sticks & pucks; all ages)

  • Saturdays from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (drop-in; all ages)

Rates​

  • Adult Resident: $6

  • Adult Nonresident: $7

  • Youth/Senior Resident: $5

  • Youth/Senior Nonresident: $6​

Hockey Passes (Valid​ at Buhr Park Ice Arena Only)

  • Adult Resident: $50​ for 10 visits

  • Adult Nonresident: $60 for 10 visits

  • Youth Resident: $40 for 10 visits

  • YouthNonresident: $50 for 10 visits

​​*With purchase of pass the 11th visit is free. Passes are good for sticks and pucks and drop-in hockey ONLY. Not valid for open skating.

Rent the Ice ​​Arena

Hourly (Great for Hockey ​​Teams)

  • Prime-time Rental: $165 resident; $220 nonresident

  • Non-prime Time Rental: $120 resident; $150 nonresident

*Saturdays, Sundays, after 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and after noon during Ann Arbor Public School breaks are considered prime time.

One-time Rentals (Great​​ for Birthday Parties and ​Group Functions​)

  • Prime-time Rental: $180 resident; $220 nonresident

  • Non-prime Time Rental: $145 resident; $180 nonresident

Outdoor Pool 

​The Buhr Outdoor Pool is now CLOSED and will r​​eopen Memorial Day weekend, 2015.