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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

​​​​​​Buhr Park

2751 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (directions)

Phone:
734.794.6234
jnealis@a2gov.org
Jason Nealis, Recreation Supervisor ​
​Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena is open for the 2018-2019 season!  Please see below for public skating times.  

Day Camp Outdoor Pool Swim Lessons Swim Team Splash Days

Fall and winter registration in the Ann Arbor parks is underay. To view all the programming we offer click the 2018-2019 Activity Guide (PDF)​.


Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is now open for the 2018-2019 season.  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.

Buhr Park is a 39-acre park serving the south central part of Ann Arbor. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 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. To sign up for programs, please use the online registratio​n system​. 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. ​

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To register: Rec 1 Registration System

Outdoor Ice Arena

Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is open for the season. 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 are available. Skate sharpening available.  Immediate service, $6; overnight, $5.
​Resident Price​Admission Fee
​Adult​$5​$6
​Youth (17 & under)​$4​$5
​Senior (60+)​$4​$5
​Skate rental​$3​$3
​ ​ ​* Skate learners are free

                    
Discount passes at Buhr Ice Arena (valid at Buhr & Veterans ice arenas)
​10 visits​30 visits
​Youth/Senior resident​$30​$85
​Youth/Senior nonresident​$40​$112
​Adult resident​$40​$112
​Adult nonresident​$50​$142

Public Skating Schedule

​Day​Time​Note
​Tuesday
7:45 - 8:45 pm​Half-price admission
​Wednesday

4:45 - 5:45 pm (Half-price)
7:15 - 8:45 pm


​Thursday
7:15 - 8:45 pm​
​Friday
7:15 - 8:45 pm​
​Saturday
2:30 - 4:30 pm​
7:15 - 8:45 pm

​Sunday
3:15 - 5:30 pm​



Valid at Buhr Park Ice Arena only, not for general skate.
  • Adult (10 admissions) Resident: $50/nonresidents: $60.
  • Youth (10 admissions) Resident: $40/nonresidents: $50.
  • *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. This is great for hockey teams. Prime-time rental, resident: $165/nonresidents: $220. Non-prime time rental, resident: $120/nonresidents: $150. Saturdays, Sundays and after 3 p.m. Monday to Friday are considered prime time days. Ann Arbor Public School breaks, after noon, are considered prime time.  One-time Rentals. Great for birthday parties/group functions. Prime-time rental, resident: $180/nonresidents: $220. Non-prime-time rental, resident: $145/nonresidents: $180.​

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 24 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.  

Drop-in Hockey and Sticks & Pucks Pricing

​Resident Price
​Adult Resident​$6
​Youth/Senior Resident​$5
​Adult Nonresident​$7
Youth/Senior Nonresidents​$6
            

Drop-in Hockey and Sticks & Pucks  Schedule           

​Day​Time​Note
​Monday7:45 - 8:45 pm​Drop-in women only
​Tuesday

​3:30 - 4:30 pm
9 - 10 pm

​Sticks & pucks all ages
Drop-in men only
​Wedesday3:30 - 4:30 pm​Drop-in all ages​
​Thursday9 - 10 pm​Drop-in all ages
​Friday4 - 5:15 pm​Sticks & pucks all ages​
​Saturday1:15 - 2:15 pm​Drop-in all ages​

Buhr Outdoor Pool is closed for the season. We plan to open Memorial Day weekend 2019.  Our hours for general swimming are 3:30-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon-8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.  Our schedule will change on June 16 and offer more times for adult lap swimming and tot splash, so check back with us then or scroll down to the pool section of this site to learn more.​

O
utdoor Pool
Buhr Park Pool features a fan-shaped, zero-depth area with interactive water play features and a 25yard lap pool with a 12 foot diving well.  We offer lounge chairs, picnic area, tennis courts and a shaded deck area.

Admission fees

​3 and underFree with a paid adult​
​Youth ages 4-17​$4
​Adult ages 18+$5​
​Senior ages 55+$4​
​10-visit punch pass$40​

Summer Season Pass Pricing

Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial park 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), or our online registration website.


​Preseason pass (purchased on or before May 28)​Resident​Nonresident
​Youth or Senior​$95​$120
​Adult​$125​$160
​Family*​$240​$300
​Regular Pass (purchased on or after May 29)​Resident​Nonresident
​Youth or Senior​$110​$135
​Adult​$140​$175
​Family*​$265​$325
​*The rate is for up to five family members (two adults and three children all living in the same household). Each additional child is $5. ​ ​​