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Veterans Ice Arena and Pool

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Drinking Fountain Grills Ice Rink Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Play Area Restrooms Skate Park Skating Softball/Baseball Swimming Pool Tennis
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Veterans Memorial Park Pool & Ice Arena​
2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 481​03 (directions)
Phone: 734.794.6235
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor
Hours
9:00 a.m. - Midnight; 7 days a week

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Veterans Memorial Sports Complex features ​​​the Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool, the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena, an exercise and training room, lit baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts and a park shelter available to rent. To register online for a program or lessons, please visit our registration system.

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​Ice Arena

​Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena skating season runs from Sept. 15, 2014 to May 3, 2015.​​​ The newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena is one of Ann Arbor's most popular recreational facilities. The complex includes a regulation size rink of 85' x 200' with spectator seating for 800. A complete snack bar service and vending are available ​in the main lobby, along with coin-operated lockers and storage units. A standard line of hockey and skating accessories are available in the Pro Shop. Four hockey locker rooms are provided.

​* No General Skate Saturday, November 22 due to hockey tournament *

​General Skate​​:

  • Tuesday/Wednesday: 1:20 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Thursday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Saturday: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Sunday: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Adult Skate:

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

  • Friday: 11 a.m. – ​1 p.m.

Patch/Freestyle Skate:

  • Friday: 10 – ​10:50 a.m.

​Open Skating Rates​:

  • Adult: $5 residents; $6 nonresidents

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

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

  • Skate rental: $3

  • Skate learners are free.

 Discount Passes (Valid at Buhr and Veteran​s Parks):

  • 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

Rent the Ice Arena

We offer rental opportunities for parties or special events if you’d like to have the arena all to yourself. ​

Hourly Facility Rental 

  • Primetime rental – Resident, $205; Nonresident, $260.
    Primetime is 4:15 p.m. – midnight, Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – midnight on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. 

  • Non-primetime rental – Resident: $185; Nonresident, $230.

One-time Rentals for Special Events 

  • Primetime rental – Resident: $225; Nonresident, $280.
    Primetime is 4 p.m. – midnight, Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – midnight on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. 

  • Non-primetime rental – Resident: $200; Nonresident, $250.

Birthday Parties​

​We offer a great birthday package that allows your group to use our party room and skate during our weekend Public Skating sessions; Saturday and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  The package includes:

  • Use of a party room with tables, chairs, and tablecloth supplied (up to half hour before and during Public Skate)
  • Balloons to decorate the party room with
  • Admission to general skate
  • Skate Rental 

Party Package Cost:

  • $45 for room rental PLUS
  • Group of less than 10: $7 per person
  • Group of 10-20: $6 per person

​Skate Sharpening

The custom radius system is available for hockey and figure skates. Immediate service, $6; overnight, $5.

​​​​​​​​​Programs

Instructional Skating/Hockey Program 

The Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Instructional Skating/Hockey Program is an official participant of the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Test Program. This is a series of nationally administered badge tests used to measure skating skills. These tests provide a noncompetitive way of measuring skating skills and a feeling of self-achievement.

All students in our k​inderskate, beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes will be tested on the badge skills and awarded badges when the skills have been successfully completed. Badge testing for adults is optional. All participants will have several chances to demonstrate each skill that must be mastered before moving to the next level.

Figure skates are recommended for beginners, however a good pair of hockey skates is acceptable. Skates and helmets are available for use during class at no additional charge. Layering and gloves are recommended. Helmets are required for all beginner/intermediate students (for your safety, no exceptions please).

*All participants must register with the USFSA. A one-time fee of $12 is valid from September through August. The fee must be include​d with your registration and can be paid for at the time of registration. To sign up for our skating or beginner hockey lessons, visit our convenient online registration system.

Instructional Skating/Hockey Levels

 

  • Kinderskate Ages 3 1/2 to 6. No double runners. Helmets are required.

  • Beginner ​​​​Ages 5 to 9. Helmets are required. No experience necessary.

  • Beginner & Intermediate Ages 6 (or first grade) to 15. Helmets are required. No experience necessary, or may possess U.S. Figure Skating Basic Badges 1 or 2.

  • Beginning Hockey Skills Ages 6 to 12. Previous experience recommended or Basic 1 Badge. No equipment necessary. Sticks and pucks will not be used. Helmets are required. Class will focus on skating skills appropriate for hockey play.

  • Advanced Age 6 to 16. Minimum of U.S. Figure Skating Basic 3 Badge.

  • Adult Ages 16 and older. All levels of ability​

 

 

 

 

​Session Information​

 

 

​SESSION #2 — November 6 to January 23 (8 classes). *No classes Nov. 27, 28, 29 and Dec. 22 to Jan. 5, 2015. $72 resident/$90 nonresident. To sign up for this session, use our online system.

Kinderskate:

  • Mondays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm 

  • Thursdays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 – 2:10 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Beginner​:

  • Mondays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate: 

  • Fridays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 10:15 – 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – ​noon

Beginning Hockey Skills:

  • Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. – noon

Advanced: 

  • Fridays, 6 – 6:45 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 12:15 – 1 p.m. 

Adult:

  • Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m.

  • Fridays, 7 – 7:45 p.m.


 
SESSION #3
 — January 26 to March 21 (8 classes). 
$72 resident/$90 nonresident. To sign up for this session, use our online system.

Kinderskate:

  • Mondays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm 

  • Thursdays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 – 2:10 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Beginner​:

  • Mondays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate: 

  • Fridays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 10:15 – 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – noon 

Beginning Hockey Skills:

  • Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. – ​noon

Advanced: 

  • Fridays, 6 – 6:45 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 12:15 – ​1 p.m. 

Adult:

  • Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m.

  • Fridays, 7 – 7:45 p.m.


 

SESSION #4 — March 23 to May 3 (6 classes). $55 resident/$67 nonresident. To sign up for this session, use our online system.

Kinderskate:

  • Mondays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm 

  • Thursdays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 – 2:10 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 9 – 10 a.m.

Beginner​:

  • Mondays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate: 

  • Fridays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 10:15 – 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – noon

Beginning Hockey Skills:

  • Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. – noon

Advanced: 

  • Fridays, 6 – 6:45 p.m.

  • Saturdays, 12:15 – ​1 p.m. 

Adult:

  • Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m.

  • Fridays, 7 – 7:45 p.m.

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Veterans Memorial Hockey Leagues

Adult A, B, C, & D Hockey Leagues

Play is governed by NHL/MAHA regulations. Games are played at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena. No body checking is allowed. The season runs from mid-October through late-April. The team fee is $5,870. To register or for more information, call 734.794.6235 or email John McGovern jmcgovern@a2gov.org​. Every player must register with USA Hockey insurance.


Fall/Winter “Never Ever” Hockey

Recreational hockey for adult players who have not played in organized leagues and for players 30 or older. No checking is allowed. Fee per player is $297, and includes a complimentary jersey. Goalies are free. League runs October to late February (20 games). Individual registration only. Every player must register with USA Hockey insurance. To sign up for this session use our online system.


 

Spring “Never Ever” Hockey

Recreational hockey for adults who have not played in organized leagues and for players 30 or older. No checking is allowed. Individual sign up begins mid-January. Teams are drafted in late February and play runs from March through mid May. Fees are $198 per player. ​Goalies are free. Every ​player must register with USA Hockey insurance.


 

Women Only MACRHL League

Friday evenings, September to May. This league is meant for fun/exercise in a competitive setting. Beginners are welcome. For more details, go to www.macrhl.org.


 

Past Masters

For age 55+, or goalies of any age, at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena. Informal play on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. No body checking is allowed. First 24 players and two goalies per session may attend. Mondays, Sept. 16 to April 28 from 10 – 11 a.m. and Thursdays, Sept. 19 to May 1 from 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. Fees: $10 per visit or $273 season. Goalies free.


 

Dexter Dreadnaught & Pioneer Women’s Hockey Games

Call 734.794.6235 after Sept. 19 for the game schedule. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Wednesday and Saturday games. 

​​​Events​​

​Frosty on Ice Skate

Sunday, Dec. 14, 1 – ​2:30 p.m. Skate with Frosty. General admission. All ages welcome. Free candy canes, meet and greet and pictures with Frosty.

​Marathon Skates

Wednesdays, Dec. 24 and 31, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. General admission. Come and go as you wish for just one price. All ages welcome!

 

 

Outdoor Pool 

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Park Pool is now CLOSED and will re-open Memorial Day weekend, 2015. The pool features a fan-shaped zero depth area with a “raindrop,” interactive water play apparatus, a handicap access ramp, and a 125-foot waterslide. Minimum height requirement for use of the slide is 42”.​

​Ann Arbor Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park

The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services, Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and​ Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office broke ground in 2013 on a 30,000-square-foot, world class facility that is free for the public to use and now open at Veterans Memorial Park (2150 Jackson Road). Skateboarders will enjoy features such as kidney pools from 5 to 9.5 feet deep, a snake run, clover and flow bowls and a rock ride. ​

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