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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 48103 (directions)
Phone: (734) 794-6235
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor
Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; 7 days a week


​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Veterans Memorial Sports Complex features ​​​the Veterans Memorial Park Pool outdoors, 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 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 availa​ble in the Pro Shop. Four hockey locker rooms are provided.

​General Skate​​:

  • Tuesday/Wednesday: 1:20 to 2:45 p.m.      
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1 to 2:30 p.m.                         
  • Sunday: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Adult Skate:
  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 11:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Patch/Freestyle Skate:
  • Friday: 10 to 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.
    Prime-time is: 4:15 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and
    8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. 
  • Non-prime-time rental resident: $185; nonresident, $230.
One-time rentals for parties/special events: 
  • Primetime rental resident: $225/nonresident, $280.
    Primetime is: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday
    and 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
     
  • Non-prime-time rental resident: $200/nonresident, $250.

Skate Sharpening:                                                                                                        
The custom radius system is available for hockey/figure skates.  Immediate service, $6; overnight, $5.

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​​​​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 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 online for our skating or beginner hockey lessons select this link to our convenient 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) through 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. 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 #1 — September 22 to November 1 (6 classes).
$55 resident/$67 nonresident. To sign up for this session use our online system.
  
Kinderskate:
Mondays, 1:30 to 2:30 pm 
Thursdays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 to 2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Beginner​:
Mondays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate: 
Fridays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon. 

Beginning Hockey Skills:
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Advanced: 
Fridays, 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m. 

Adult:
Wednesdays, 10 to 11a.m.
Fridays, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Instructional Open Skate:
Mondays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.; $5 adults, $4 youth.  Must be enrolled in a Session 1 instructional class.

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

Kinderskate:
Mondays, 1:30 to 2:30 pm 
Thursdays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 to 2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Beginner​:
Mondays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate: 
Fridays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon. 

Beginning Hockey Skills:
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Advanced: 
Fridays, 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m. 

Adult:
Wednesdays, 10 to 11a.m.
Fridays, 7 p.m. to 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 to 2:30 pm 
Thursdays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 to 2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Beginner​:
Mondays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate: 
Fridays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon. 

Beginning Hockey Skills:
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Advanced: 
Fridays, 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m. 

Adult:
Wednesdays, 10 to 11a.m.
Fridays, 7 p.m. to 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 to 2:30 pm 
Thursdays, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 to 2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Beginner​:
Mondays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Beginner & Intermediate: 
Fridays, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon. 

Beginning Hockey Skills:
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Advanced: 
Fridays, 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m. 

Adult:
Wednesdays, 10 to 11a.m.
Fridays, 7 p.m. to 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. Call 734.794.6235 or email John McGovern jmcgovern@a2gov.org​.  Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance.

Fall/Winter “Never Ever” Hockey   To sign up for this session use our online system.
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.

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, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 19 to May 1, 2:10 to 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​​

​​Customer Appreciation Day

Join us Saturday, Sept. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. for our annual Customer
Appreciation Day! Refreshments and free skating (skate rental, $3).

​​​Halloween Skate
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-2:30 p.m. General admission. Skate to the spooky
sounds of Halloween. Best costume prizes awarded. Fun for all ages.

Frosty on Ice Skate (all ages)
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Skate with Frosty. General admission. 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, the Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark, the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the 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. Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson Road. From I-94 exit at Jackson Road. The park is located at the intersection of Jackson and North Maple roads. There are four parking lots at the site and an AAATA bus stop within walking distance from the park. ​

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