The Veterans Memorial Sports Complex features the Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool, the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena, lit baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a new meeting room, and a park shelter available to rent. To register online for a program or lessons, please visit our registration system.
Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena skating season runs from Sept. 12-April 30, 2017. The complex includes a regulation-size rink of 85 feet by 200 feet with spectator seating for 800. A concession stand 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 and we have four hockey locker rooms.
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.
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 11:10 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday: 10-10:50 a.m.
Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Adult $5 $6
Youth/Senior $4 $5
Skate rental $3 $3
Discount Passes (valid at Buhr & Veterans ice arenas)
10 Visits 30 Visits
Youth/Senior $30 $85
Nonresident $40 $112
Adult resident $40 $112
Nonresident $50 $142
* All passes expire May 2017
Instructional Skating Program
Our Instructional Skating Program is an official participant of the Learn to Skate USA Program sponsored by the US Figure Skating Association. This is a series of nationally administered badge tests used to measure skating skills. The tests provide a noncompetitive way of measuring skating skills and a feeling of self-achievement. All students in our kinderskate, 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.
*All participants must register with USFSA. A one-time fee of $12 is valid from September through August. The fee must be included with your
registration, and can be paid for at the time of registration.
Skates, Apparel, Helmets
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). Register early.
No refunds will be given for withdrawing unless requested one week prior to the class beginning, or accompanied by a doctor’s note.
Instructional Skating Levels
Ages 3 1/2-6. No double runners. Helmets are required.
Ages 5-9. Helmets are required. No experience necessary.
BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
Ages 6 (or first grade)-15. Helmets are required. No experience necessary, or may possess Basic Badges 1 or 2.
Age 6-16. Minimum of Basic 3 Badge.
Ages 16 and older. All levels of ability.
BEGINNER HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS
This class is for ages 6-12. Previous experience recommended or Basic 1. No equipment necessary. Sticks and pucks will not be used. Helmets are required. Class will focus on skating skills appropriate for hockey play.
March 20-April 29 (6 classes). $55 resident/$67 nonresident.
KINDERSKATE: Ages 3 1/2-6
Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 1:10-2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
BEGINNER: Ages 5-9
Mondays, 5-5:45 p.m.
BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-15
Fridays, 5-5:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:15-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-noon.
BEGINNING HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-12
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m.-noon.
ADVANCED: Ages 6-15
Fridays, 6-6:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:15-1 p.m.
ADULT: Ages 16 and older
Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Fridays, 7-7:45 p.m.
*Open skate for Session 4 instructional skate students. Mondays, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Adults, $5, Youth/Seniors, $4.
Adult A, B, C, & D Hockey Leagues
Play is governed by USA Hockey/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 September through late April. The team fee is $5,998. Call 734.794.6235 or email John McGovern firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance.
“Never Ever” Hockey
This is recreational hockey for adult players who have not played in organized leagues and for players 18 or older, male or female. Trades will be made through the season to keep teams fair. No checking is allowed with emphasis on fun. Fee per player is $217, and includes a complimentary jersey. Returning players with a jersey are $197 and goalies are free. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance. Fifteen game seasons playing Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons/evenings.
Spring Season: March 11-April 29.REGISTER
Ann Arbor Women's Hockey League
This is beginniner to intermediate hockey for women 21 years and older looking for a fun, competitive game. Trades will be made through the season to keep teams fair. Fee per player is $217, and includes a complimentary jersey. Goalies are free. Every player must register with USA Hockey insurance, Fifteen-game seasons playing Thursday evenings.
Winter Season: Jan. 19 - April 27
Past Masters Drop-In
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. 12-April 28, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 17-April
28, 2:10-3:10 p.m. Fees: $10 per visit or $273 season. Goalies free.
We are proud to host the Dexter Dreadnaught, Pioneer and Huron-Skyline women’s hockey games.
Call 734.794.6235 after Oct. 1 for the game schedules.
Special skating events
No School Days/Vacations
During days where Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed, our regularly scheduled Adult Skate times become all ages, General Skates. Check times above for daily schedules.
Holiday Vacation Skating - *Subject to change
Public skating offered during the Ann Arbor Public School holidays:
April 3, 11:10 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 4, 11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
April 5, 11:10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. April 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 7, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rent the Ice Arena
We offer rental opportunities for special events if you’d like to have the arena all to yourself. Regularly scheduled (monthly) hourly
facility rental: Primetime rental resident: $205; nonresident, $260. Primetime is: 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Non-prime-time rental resident: $185; nonresidents: $230. One-time facility rentals for parties/special events: Primetime rental resident: $225/nonresident, $280. Primetime is: 4 p.m.-midnight. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-midnight on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Non-primetime rental resident: $200/nonresident, $250.
The Veterans Memorial Park Pool opens May 27th and features a fan-shaped, zero-depth area with a “raindrop,” interactive water play apparatus, a wheelchair access ramp and a 125-foot waterslide. Minimum height requirement for use of the slide is 42 inches. We offer lounge chairs, picnic area, tennis courts and a shaded deck area.
3 and under FREE with a paid adult
Youth ages 4 to 17 $4
Adult ages 18+ $5
Senior ages 55+ $4
Buy a 10-visit punch pass $40
Summer Season Pass Pricing
Summer season passes are valid from May 27 - Sept. 4, 2017. Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial park pools for all public swim times and tot splashes. Passes may be purchased at all of the pools, the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center (Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road), or online at www.a2gov.org/parks
Preseason pass (purchased before May 30) Resident/Nonresident Rate
Youth or Senior Adult Family*
$95 / $120 $125 / $160 $240 / $300
Regular Pass (purchased on or after May 31) Resident Discount/Nonresident Rate
Youth or Senior Adult Family*
$110 / $135 $140 / $175 $265 / $325
*The rate is for up to five family members (two adults and three children all living in the same household). Each additional child is $5.
May 27 - June 18:
Monday-Friday, 3:30-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, noon-7 p.m.
June 19 - Sept. 4:
Adult Lap Swimming, Monday-Friday, noon-1 p.m.
Public Swimming, Monday-Friday 1-8 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays/holidays, noon-8 p.m.
Tot Splash (for children 7 years of age and younger when accompanied by an adult) Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park Dolphins Swim Team
Be a part of Ann Arbor’s fastest growing swim team - the Dolphins. Join us for an informational session on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at
Veterans Memorial Park meeting room. Our swim team provides an introduction to team competitive swimming, basic skill development and a strengthening program for more advanced swimmers. We provide an opportunity to compete in up to six swim meets and an area-wide conference meet through the Washtenaw Interclub Swimming Conference. This team is open to anyone ages 5 to 17 years old who can swim at least one length of the pool (front crawl). Swimmers with special needs are encouraged to join. Practices are Monday through Friday mornings. Meets are held Saturday mornings. We offer five practice groups between 7 a.m. and noon starting the week of June 20 and ending the last week of July.
Registration begins Feb. 1, and the per-child fee is $125, resident/$150, nonresident. $10 discount for multi-child registrations.
Group Swim Lessons - Register HERE
Group lessons are offered for children from the age of 6 months up. Class size is limited. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior
instructor approval is granted. Registration will be accepted for any instructional swim class at any of the city pools during any public swim
time, by phone or online at www.a2gov.org/parks.
Session 1, Monday through Thursday: June 19-June 29
Session 2, Monday and Wednesday: July 10-Aug. 2
Session 3, Tuesday and Thursday: July 11-Aug. 3
Session 4, Monday through Thursday: Aug. 7- 17
Helps ages 6 months to 18 months to become comfortable in the water and learn skills with the help of a parent or adult. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.
Helps toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years old become comfortable in the water with the assistance of a parent or adult, so they are ready to learn to swim. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident. Tadpole and Guppies classes run at the same times.
Session 1 and 2, 9:30 a.m. or 10:50 a.m.
Session 3, 8:50 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.
Session 4, 9:30 a.m. or 10:10 a.m.
Intro to water skills for tykes who are just starting off. Swimmers will be in the water with only an instructor and need to be at least 4 years old to participate in this class. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.
Session 1 and 2, 8:50 a.m., 10:10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Session 3, 10:10 a.m., 10:50 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Session 4, 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Fundamental aquatic skills for those who can fully submerge head, float independently, blow bubbles and feel comfortable in the water. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.
Session 1 and 2, 8:50 a.m., 10:10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Session 3, 8:50 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Session 4, 8:50 a.m., 10:10 a.m. or 10:50 a.m.
Beginning stroke development for those who can push off the side, flutter kick on back/front with arm actions and float on their front and back comfortably. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.
Session 1 and 2, 8:50 a.m. or 10:50 a.m.
Session 3, 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Session 4, 8:50 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Intermediate stroke development for those who can swim front and back crawl for 10 yards, demonstrate elementary backstroke and enter deep water comfortably. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.
Session 1 and 2, 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Session 3, 8:50 a.m. or 10:50 a.m.
Session 4, 9:30 a.m. or 10:50 a.m.
Full stroke development for those who can swim front crawl for 15 yards with rotary breathing, swim backstroke for 15 yards and tread water for at least 30 seconds. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.
Session 1 and 2, 9:30 a.m.
Session 3, 9:30 a.m. or 10:10 a.m.
Session 4, 8:50 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Stroke improvement for those who can swim front and back crawl for 20 yards, demonstrate butterfly and breaststroke and tread water for 60 seconds. 45-minute class. $55 resident/$70 nonresident.
Session 1, 2 and 3, 10:10 a.m.
Stroke refinement for those who have coordinated front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary back stroke. 45-minute class. $55, resident/$70, nonresident.
Session 4, 10:10 a.m.
Private Swim Lessons
Individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 3 to adult, are private lessons, 30-minutes long, and customized to meet the needs of the swimmer. Private lessons are for one participant only. Fee: Half hour $15 resident; $18 nonresident. They are offered Monday-Thursday from noon-1 p.m., June 20-Aug. 18. Call 734.794.6235 to register and for additional information.
Saturday Summer Splash Days
Mark your calendar for two fun filled Saturdays: Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 22, 2-4 pm. Our friends and volunteers at GIVE 365 will be at the pool to lead a variety of fun activities and pool games. Join us and see what it’s all about! Pool admission rates apply, but the added fun is free!
Pool and Room rentals
Looking for a fun, affordable location to have a party or get together? We offer rentals of the main pool, tot splash, waterslide or a combination of the three. Prices range from $50/hour to $215/hour, based on pool choice/residency. Call 734.794.6235. The newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park meeting room is available to rent year-round. The room is approximately 718 square feet with a small refrigerator, 65” TV, speakers, connections for laptops, video and other portable devices. The room room features eight tables 6 feet x 2.5 feet and 50 chairs. Fees are $40/per hour, resident; and $50/per hour, nonresident (one hour minimum rental).
Looking for a place to host a birthday party, meeting or event? Check out the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Meeting Room! Features include seating for up to 40 people, 65" television, DVD player, sound system, dry erase board, connections for a laptop, wireless internet, and more! Rental fees are $40/hour for Ann Arbor residents and $50/hour for nonresidents. Call 734.794.6235 for more information or to reserve the room. You can also click here to find additional room rental information online.
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.