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Veterans Memorial Pool and Ice Arena

Park Features
Drinking Fountain Grills Ice Rink Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Play Area Restrooms Skate Park Skating Softball/Baseball Swimming Pool Tennis
Ice Arena Closed

Due to the emergency order issued on Sunday, Nov. 15 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the City of Ann Arbor ice arenas, Buhr and Veterans, are closed effective immediately for the next three weeks. Since there is not an exemption for outdoor rinks in the order, both rinks will be closed during this time. We will continue to evaluate the orders; and our goal is to reopen both rinks once permitted. Thank you for understanding. Learn more »

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Park Pool & Ice Arena​

2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 481​03 (directions)
Phone: 734.794.6235
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor

Veterans Memorial Sports Complex

The Veterans Memorial Sports Complex features ​​​the Veterans Memorial Park outdoor pool, indoor ice arena, lit baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a 30,000 square foot skatepark, meeting room and a park shelter available to rent. The complex includes a regulation-size rink of 85 feet by 200 feet with spectator seating for 800. A concession stand and vending are available in the main lobby, along with coin-operated lockers and storage units. A standard line of hockey and skating accessories are available in the pro shop and we have four hockey locker rooms. 


​Health, Safety and Pr​​evention Proto​cols

Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and the City of Ann Arbor are committed to providing a safe and healthy facility for our teammates, participants and guests amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena​ Return to the Ice Preparedness and Response Plan​ (PDF) for details (updated: Oct. 9, 2020).​

No Public Skating Sessions are scheduled at this time.

Ice Skating Les​​sons   

The Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Instructional Skating Program is an official participant of the Learn to Skate USA Program sponsored by the US Figure Skating Association.  We're offering instruction from the Snowplow Sam, Basic Skills, Freestyle and Adult courses.  All skaters must be able to stand up on the ice independently as instructors will not be able to help them up.  Everyone must wear a mask at all times and remain socially distanced in the facility and on the ice.  Skaters are allowed one guest and only arrive ten minutes before ​class and leave no more than 10 minutes after.


Skates, A​​​​pparel, Helmets

Figure skates are recommended for beginners, however a good pair of hockey skates is acceptable. Skates are available for use during class at no additional charge. Layering and gloves are recommended. Helmets are required for all beginner/intermediate students (for your safety, no exceptions please). Helmets will NOT be available, so please provide your own.

Refun​d Information

No refunds will be given for withdrawing unless requested one week prior to the class beginning, or accompanied by a doctor's note.  ​​​If classes are canceled due to COVID-19 closure, credits or refunds will be given.

Hockey Leagues

​Competitive B, C & D Leagues

Play is governed by USA Hockey/MAHA regulations. Games are played at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and possibly Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena. No body checking is allowed. The season runs from mid October through late April. The team fee is $5,000. Call 734.794.6235 or email John McGovern to register. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance.

Recreational Draft League

This is recreational hockey for adult players who have not played in organized leagues and for players 18 or older, male or female. Trades will be made through the season to keep teams fair. No checking is allowed with emphasis on fun. Fee per player is $245, and includes a complimentary jersey. Returning players with a jersey are $225 and goalies are free. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance. 17 game seasons playing Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons/evenings.  Registration begins October 8