Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena and Pool

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Due to the warm temperature Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is closing for the day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

About the Facility

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena and Pool features a six-lane, 25-yard pool with a deep well, a separate zero-depth entry children's wading pool with interactive play toys and a outdoor ice arena. We have 39 acres of rolling hills, picnic areas with barbecue grills, a play area, softball diamonds, soccer fields and outdoor tennis courts at our park.​​​​

2751 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104​​

Carly Houston​​​,
Recreation Supervisor​

734.794.6234​​
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Amenities

Community Garden

Community Garden

Drinking Fountain

Drinking Fountain

Grills

Grills

Ice Rink

Ice Rink

Natural Area

Natural Area

Nature Trails - Unpaved

Nature Trails - Unpaved

Parking

Parking

Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized)

Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized)

Picnic Tables

Picnic Tables

Play Area

Play Area

Restrooms

Restrooms

Soccer

Soccer

Softball/Baseball

Softball/Baseball

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Tennis

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2023 Season Notices

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena’s season runs Nov. 11-March 24, weather dependent. The facility will be closed Jan. 1.

  • The pool is closed for the season.​​


Public Open Skating Schedule

  • Sunday, 3:15-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 3:30-4:45 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. 
  • Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ​
  • Friday, 7-8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, 2:45-4:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m.

    *Schedule is subject to change.​



    Rent the Ice Arena

    Buhr Indoor Ice Arena is available to rent for a variety of opportunities. Regularly scheduled ice rentals are great for hockey teams, while one-time rentals are great for parties or group functions. The hourly rental rate is $190. Ice time is limited, so please call 734.794.6234 or email Carly Houston  [email protected] for availability.


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    Octopods

    The Ann Arbor Octopods Swim Team is for ages 5-17. There are four sessions throughout the year, with registration required for each session. The current session is hosted at Mack Indoor Pool.



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    PUBLIC OPEN SKATING SCHEDULE​​

    • Sunday, 3:15-5:30 p.m.
    • Monday, 3:30-4:45​ p.m. 
    • Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. 
    • Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
    • Friday, 7-8:45 p.m.
    • Saturday, 2:45-4:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m.

      *Schedule is subject to change​

    SCHOOL BREAK SKATING
    Additional public skating sessions will be held noon-2 p.m. the following days: Feb. 16 and 19-20.​

    Admission Fees

    Youth ages (17 & under )     $5
    Adult ages (18+)                   $6​
    Senior ages (60+)                 $5​

    ​​Skate Rental                         $3

    *Skate rental is available in sizes 9 youth to men's 14 in both figure skates and hockey skates. Limited supply, first come first serve basis. 

    Public Skating Punch Passes

    Passes are valid at Buhr Park and Veterans Memorial Park ice arenas until April 27, 2024 and are non-refundable.

                                        10 Visits                        30 Visits
    Youth/Senior                     $40                                $115
    Adult                                   $50                                $128​


    Drop-in Hockey/Sticks and Pucks

    ​​Schedule

    • Monday 9-10 p.m. (drop-in, all ages).
    • Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (sticks and pucks all ages); 7:45-8:45 p.m. (drop-in, womens')
    • Wednesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (drop-in, all ages); 9-10 p.m. (drop-in, men only, 18+)
      • ​No drop-in 9-10 p.m. on 11/22
    • Thursday: 9-10 p.m. (sticks and pucks all ages).
    • Friday: 4-5:15 p.m. (sticks and pucks, all ages).
    • Saturday: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (drop-in, all ages).

    Admissions for Drop-in/Sticks and Pucks

    Adult, $8 
    Youth/Senior, $7
    Goalies are free (Drop-in only)

    ​​Sticks and Pucks 

    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.

    Drop-in Hockey

    • 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.

    Special Skating Events at Buhr​


    Frosty Fridays

    Every other Friday of each month during general skate from 7:15-8:45 p.m., skate to themed music and dress up​!
    • Feb. 2 : Classic Rock Night
    • Feb. 16 : Wild Wild West
    • March 1: 2010’s Night
    • March 15: Beach Party​

    Skate Sharpening Available 

    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.​

    Rent the Ice Arena

    Buhr Indoor Ice Arena is available to rent for a variety of opportunities. Regularly scheduled ice rentals are great for hockey teams, while one-time rentals are great for parties or group functions. The hourly rental rate is $190. Ice time is limited, so please call 734.794.6234 or email [email protected] for availability. 

    Extended Season Policy

    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 24 closing date. If the predicted high temperature (according to www.weather.com) will be consistently below 45 degrees, Buhr Park will offer limited public skating and drop-in hockey times for up to one week.​




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