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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

Public Skating (Nov. 9 to March 29​)

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 and Fridays 7:15-8:45 p.m.

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

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) shot 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, restrooms and four separate locker rooms for hockey. Skate rentals available.​

Public Skati​ng

​Public Skating Seaso​​n (runs from Nov. 9, 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 and 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+): $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 Available:

  • Immediate Service: $6
  • Overnight: $5​

Special Skating Event​​s at Buhr

Funky Frosty Fridays:

The first Friday of each month during general skate from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Skate to themed music/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 to 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 and Sticks &​​​ Pucks

​Public Ska​​ting Season (runs from Nov. 9, 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)

Drop-in Hockey and Sticks & Pucks Rates​:

  • Adult: $6 residents; $7 nonresidents
  • Youth/senior: $5 residents; $6 nonresidents

Hockey Passes (Valid​ at Buhr Park Ice Arena only, not for general skate):

  • 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.

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 arconsidered 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.