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​​​Veterans Memorial Park Pool & Ice Arena
2150 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (directions)
Phone: (734) 794-6235
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor
Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​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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​VETS POOL WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 DUE TO EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION

Veterans Memorial Park Pool
The Veterans Memorial Park Pool will open until Labor Day, September 1. 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”.

Daily Admission and Punch Pass

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 passes, on sale now, are valid from May 24 to Sept. 1, 2014. Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial 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).

To renew or purchase a summer pool pass click this link to our online registration system​ or you can call Fuller Pool 794.6236 | Buhr Park Pool 794.6234 | Veterans Memorial Park Pool 794.6235 or Parks Customer Service 794.6230 x 0 for assistance. Thank you.

  • Regular Rate Resident Discount (purchase a pass May 27 and after)
  • Youth/Senior: $110; Adult: $140; Family*: $265
  • Regular Rate Nonresident (purchase a pass May 27 and after)
    Youth/Senior: $135; Adult: $175; Family*: $325


Public Swimming May 24 to June 13:
Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, noon to 7 p.m.

Public Swimming June 14 to Sept. 1:
Adult Lap Swimming, Monday-Friday, noon to 1 p.m.
Public Swimming, Monday - Friday 1-4:45 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. and
Saturdays/Sundays/holidays, noon-4:45 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.

Family and Adult Swimming (children must be accompanied by an
adult) daily 5-6:30 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 a registration session on Monday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool. 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 areawide 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 offered between 7 a.m. and noon which begin the week of June 16 and end the first week of August. The fee per child is $100 resident/$125 nonresident.

Veterans Memorial Park Pool Rentals
Rental times are available for parties, social groups, company picnics and other special occasions.

Hourly Rates:                    Resident       Non-resident
Tot Pool                             $50            $60
Main Pool                           $75            $90
Main Pool & Slide               $100           $125
Main & Tot Pool                  $150           $180
Main & Tot Pools & Slide     $175           $215  

Notes for all Pools: 
1. Rental rates are based on no more than 45 people in a rental group.  Rental groups with more than 45 people will be required to pay the individual admission rates for the additional people.  
     
2. If additional guards are requested that exceed our staffing requirements the additional costs (at $12.00/hr) will be paid for by the rental group.

The pool cannot be rented during swim lessons, public swimming or after 10pm.  Please call 734.794.6235 for more information.

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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Veterans Memorial Indoor 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.

Ice Arena opens Monday, September 15

​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.

​​​​​Veterans Memorial Fitness Center
Enhance your visits to the Veterans Memorial Park Sports Complex by using our exercise and training room. Equipment includes three Stairmasters, two ellipticals, a Startrack 2000 treadmill and stationary bikes. Hours: M - F, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sa & Su, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

• Daily: $2 resident; $3 nonresident
• Monthly: $16 resident; $20 nonresident

​​​​Programs

American Red Cross Swim Lessons
Class Levels 1, 2, and 3 are 30-minutes in length. Cost is $45 resident; $55 nonresident. Levels 4 and 5 are 45-minute classes in length and are $55 resident; $70 nonresident. There is no class the week of July 4.  To sign up for this lessons use our online system.
IPAP (Parent & Child)
Helps young children (6 months - 5 years) become comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn how to swim. 
 
Level One
Introduction to Water Skills - for those little tykes who are just starting off in the water. Children are in the water without their parent or guardian.
 
Level Two
Fundamental Aquatic Skills - for those who can fully submerge face, blow bubbles, and do assisted floats.
 
Level Three
Stroke Development - for those who can fully submerge head, flutter kick on back and front with arm action, and float on own.
 
Level Four
Stroke Improvement - for those who have coordinated front and back crawls with rotary breathing, butterfly kick and butterfly body motion.
 
Level Five
Stroke Refinement - for those who have coordinated front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary back stroke.

Session 1: Monday through Thursday, June 16 to 26
Session 2: Monday and Wednesday, July 7 to 30

Parent/Child    Level 1        Level 2         Level 3         Level 4         Level 5
                     8:50 a.m.                       8:50 a.m.      8:50 a.m.
                                       9:30 a.m.     9:30 a.m.      9:50 a.m.
10:10 a.m.                       10:10 a.m.
                     10:50 a.m.  10:50 a.m.   10:50 a.m.
                     11:30 a.m.  11:30 a.m.   11:30 a.m.

Session 3: Tuesday and Thursday, July 8 to 31

Parent/Child   Level 1          Level 2         Level 3         Level 4         Level 5
                    8:50 a.m.      8:50 a.m.                        8:50 a.m.
                                        9:30 a.m.     9:30 a.m.
10:10 a.m.                        10:10 a.m.   10:10 a.m.
                    10:50 a.m.    10:50 a.m.   10:50 a.m.
                    11:30 a.m.    11:30 a.m.   11:30 a.m.

Session 4: Monday through Thursday, Aug. 4 to 14

Parent/Child   Level 1          Level 2           Level 3       Level 4         Level 5
                    8:50 a.m.                           8:50 a.m.                      8:50 a.m.
                                        9:30 a.m.       9:30 a.m.
10:10 a.m.                        10:10 a.m.                       9:50 a.m.
                    10:50 a.m.    10:50 a.m.     10:50 a.m.
                    11:30 a.m.    11:30 a.m.     11:30 a.m.

Private Swim Lessons
Are you interested in private swim lessons? They are offered on the same days during the sessions above from noon to 1 p.m. Lessons are 30 minutes.  Call 734.794.6235 for reservations and fees.
 
Instructional Skating/Hockey Program - Registration begins August 15
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 $5,876. Call 734.794.6235. 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.

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

Veterans Memorial Park Pool Saturday Summer Splash Days
Mark your calendar for three fun-filled Saturdays this summer June 28, July 26, and Aug. 23. Summer Splash Days are 2 to 4 p.m. Special activities include water balloon events, water baseball, raft races, and a hula hoop relay. Look for other free and fun activities at Veterans Memorial Park Pool during the summer as signs are posted at the facility. Regular pool admission rates apply.

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