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Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena and Pool

Park Features
Community Garden Drinking Fountain Grills Ice Rink Natural Area Nature Trails - Unpaved Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Tables Play Area Restrooms Soccer Softball/Baseball Swimming Pool Tennis
Half/full sheet ice rentals booked through 2021

Buhr Park Ice Arena is now booked for half and full sheet ice rentals for the remainder of 2021. However, staff will begin booking group rentals in August 2021 for the next season. Please contact Recreation Supervisor Sarah Stewart at swstewart@a2gov.org for more information.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Buhr Park

2751 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (directions)

Phone:
734.794.6234
swstewart@a2gov.org
Sarah Stewart, Recreation Supervisor ​

Buhr Park is a 39-acre park serving the south central part of Ann Arbor. The park is open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. year round and features softball diamonds, two tennis courts, play equipment, a basketball court, open field play, a sledding hill, picnic facilities with a grill, an outdoor pool with a family activity pool (open in the spring/summer) and an open-air ice arena (open in the fall/winter). Summer day camp is one of the popular programs offered at Buhr Park.  Buhr ​Park is adjacent to Cobblestone Farm, a historic barn that serves as a venue for weddings and other rental opportunities, as well as the home of the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center. ​

Outdoor ice ar​​ena
(Updated Jan. 20, 2021) The open-air ice arena has a covered roof and a cooled subfloor that allows us to maintain ice even when it is over 60 degrees outside. Activities currently available include public ice skating and rental hours. The lobby, vending machines and locker rooms are temporarily closed. Skate rentals and sharpening are available. Immediate service, $6; overnight, $5.

Open skating schedule

You will need to preregister for an open skating time at: www.a2gov.org/parksregister  First, you'll be prompted to login or create an account to start, then select the "Open Skate" tab at the top.

​Day
​Time
​Thursday
​4:30-5:30 p.m.
​Friday
​7:15-8:15 p.m.
​Saturday
​2-3 p.m.
​Sunday
​3:45-4:45 p.m.



​Open skate COVID-19 procedures

The indoor lobby is closed and all skates must be put on outside on the designated benches.

  • Facility Capacity is limited. Preregistration is required.

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times including outdoors and on the ice.

  • Locker rooms will be closed.

  • The gender neutral/family bathroom will be available for use.

  • Guests are required to come to the facility as ready to skate as possible.

  • Guests will sign a waiver when registering acknowledging the following items as it pertains to COVID-19:

    • Have you been in contact with a person who has COVID-19?

    • Have you felt unwell in the last 3 days? (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste of smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea)

  • Facility will be cleaned thoroughly between skate sessions.

  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the facility.

  • All are advised to practice physical distancing while at the facility by staying at least 6 feet apart from anyone you didn’t arrive to the rink with.

  • Parents will be asked to actively supervisor their skaters and assist in maintaining the 6 feet separation.

  • All existing rink rules still apply

Skate rental:                        

Skate rental will be available for those that need it. After the skate session, skates will get dropped off in a designated area outside upon exiting the facility. Skates will be sanitized between use.​


Public Skating Pricing



Fees
​​​Adult
​$5
​Youth (17 & under)​$4
​Senior (60+)​$4
​Skate rental
​$3
​ ​ ​* Skate learners are free

          
Extended Season Policy

Weather permitting, the Buhr Park Ice Rink season may be extended for a maximum of two weeks.  Buhr Park management will determine if the weather will enable the ice arena to continue operating at an efficient level after the scheduled March 29 closing date.  If the predicted high temperature (per weather.com) will be consistently below 45 degrees, Buhr Park will continue limited public skating and drop-in hockey times for up to one week.  The procedure will be followed again for the following week to determine if the ice arena will be open for up to a second additional week.  ​



 






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