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Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena and Pool

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2751 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (directions)

734.794.6234 ​
Email: [email protected] 

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​​Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena​​

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena has a cooled subfloor that allows us to maintain ice even when it is over +50 degrees outside! The facility offers locker rooms/lockers, vending machines and skate sharpening services.​ The 2022-23 season runs through March 26 ( weather dependent).


Our public skating is available on the following days:
• Sunday, 3:15-5:30 p.m.
• Monday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
• Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. (half price admission)
• Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (half price admission)
• Friday, 7:30-8:45 p.m. 
• Saturday, 2:45-4:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m. 
*Schedule is subject to change.


• Monday, drop-In hockey women: 7:45-8:45 p.m.; drop-in hockey all ages: 9-10 p.m.
• Tuesday, sticks & pucks: 3:30-4:30 p.m.​; drop-in hockey: 5-6
• Wednesday, drop-in hockey all ages: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; drop-In hockey men 18+, 9-10 p.m.
• Thursday, sticks & pucks: 7:30-8:45 p.m.; drop-in hockey all ages, 9-10 p.m.
• Friday, sticks & pucks: 4-5:15 p.m.
• Saturday, drop-in hockey all ages: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
*Schedule is subject to change.

Admission Fee                      
Adult (18+), $6                                          
Youth (17 & under), $5                                        
Senior (60+), $5                                           
Skate rental, $3                                           
*Skate learners are free. Rental skates are available on a first come first serve basis.


Public skating punch passes are valid at Buhr Park and Veterans Memorial Park ice arenas.
                                        10 visits                                 30 visits
Youth/Senior $40                                        $115
Adult $50                                        $128


Skate sharpening is available at Buhr Park. We can sharpen skates on the spot for $6 or they can be left overnight for $5. Please allow 10-15 minutes for skates to be sharpened. 


Adult resident, $8; adult; nonresident: $9.50.
Youth/senior resident, $7; youth/senior nonresident, $8.50.

Sticks and Pucks at Buhr Park is a public session open to all ages and all skill levels. This unstructured ice time provides an opportunity for hockey players to focus on individual skill development. Sessions are limited to 40 skaters to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the ice. Parents are
welcome to join their child on the ice. 

• Skates, sticks and helmets required for anyone on the ice, USA Hockey’s full equipment guidelines recommended
• All pucks provided by the ice rink must be returned to the front desk at the conclusion of each session
• No goalies allowed during this time
• No “pick-up” games allowed
• No checking, rough housing or slapshots
• Skate trainers are not allowed for use during this time


Adult resident: $8; adult; nonresident: $9.50.
Youth/senior resident, $7; youth/senior nonresident, $8.50. Goalies are free.

• Full equipment is required. Such equipment should include a helmet, gloves, shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hip pads or padded hockey pants and protective cup. 
• Anyone under 17 must wear full-face protection with their helmet.
• Registration begins a half hour before game time. 
• Each player must register in-person at the front desk. 
• We will not take registration over the phone and no friend registration is allowed. 
• Absolutely no checking allowed.  
• Players must follow staff instructions, or they will be ejected.


Valid at Buhr Park Ice Arena only, not for public skate.
                                                10 visits                                 30 visits
Youth/senior resident $60                                        $ 150
Youth/senior nonresident $70                                        $ 195
Adult resident         $70                                        $ 195
Adult nonresident         $85                       $ 225
Passes are good for sticks and pucks and drop-in hockey. 


Funky Frosty Friday
The first Friday of each month during general skate from 7:15-8:45 p.m., skate to themed music/dress up. Wear the best costume! March 3: Pop 2K Night.

Weather permitting, the Buhr Park Ice Arena season may be extended for a maximum of one week. Buhr Park recreational supervisors will determine if the weather will enable the ice arena to continue operating at an efficient level after the scheduled March 26 closing date. If the predicted high temperature (according to will be consistently below 45 degrees, Buhr Park will offer limited public skating and drop-in hockey times for up to one week. ​