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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
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Park Pool & Ice Arena​

2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 481​03 (directions)
Phone: 734.794.6235
WMeeks@a2gov.org
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor
Spring & Summer Program Registration Begins February 5th
Program Guide  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Veterans Memorial Sports Complex features ​​​the Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool, the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena, lit baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a new meeting room, and a park shelter available to rent. To register for our spring/summer programs and classes click the 2018 Summer Activities Guide

Ice Arena

Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena skating season runs from Sept. 11 - April 29, 2018. 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.

 

Public Skating

General Skate

Tuesday: 1:20-2:45 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday: 1-2:30 p.m.

Adult Skate

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 11:10 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Daily Admission

Resident FeeNonresident Fee
Adult$5$6
Youth/Senior$4$5
Skate rental$3$3

Discount Passes

10 Visits30 Visits
Adult Resident$40$112
Youth/Senior Resident$30$85
Adult Non-Resident$50$142
Youth/Senior Non-Resident$40$112
*All passes expire May 2018, valid at Buhr & Veterans Ice Arenas


Special skating events
No School Days/Vacations

During the Ann Arbor Public Schools winter/spring vacations and other days that school is not in session, public skating is offered Monday - Friday,       11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Holiday Vacation Skating

All ages Public Skating offered during the Ann Arbor Public School holidays:

Feb. 19, 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
March 27,  11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
March 28, 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
March 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
March 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Subject to change


Ice Skating Lessons   

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. This is a series of nationally administered badge tests used to measure skating skills. The tests provide a noncompetitive way of measuring skating skills and a feeling of self-achievement. All students in our kinderskate, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be tested on the badge skills and awarded badges when the skills have been successfully completed. Badge testing for adults is optional. All participants will have several chances to demonstrate each skill that must be mastered before moving to the next level. 

*All participants must register with USFSA. A one-time fee of $14 is valid from September through August. The fee must be included with your registration, and can be paid for at the time of registration. 

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Skates, Apparel, Helmets

Figure skates are recommended for beginners, however a good pair of hockey skates is acceptable. Skates and helmets 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). Register early.

Refund Information

No refunds will be given for withdrawing unless requested one week prior to the class beginning, or accompanied by a doctor's note.  

Hockey Leagues

Play is governed by USA Hockey/MAHA regulations. Games are played at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena. No body checking is allowed. The season runs from mid September through late April. The team fee is $6,000. Call 734.794.6235 or email John McGovern jmcgovern@a2gov.org to register. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance.

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Past Masters Drop-In

For age 55+ or goalies of any age, at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena. Informal play on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. No body
checking is allowed. First 24 players and two goalies per session may attend. Mondays, Sept. 11 - April 23, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14 - April
26, 2:10-3:10 p.m. Fees: $10 per visit or $180 season. Goalies free.

We are proud to host the Dexter Dreadnaught, Pioneer and Huron-Skyline women’s hockey games.
Call 734.794.6235 after Oct. 1 for the 
game schedules.

Rent the Ice Arena

We offer rental opportunities for special events if you’d like to have the arena all to yourself. Regularly scheduled (monthly) hourly

facility rental: Primetime rental resident: $205; nonresident, $260. Primetime is: 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Non-prime-time rental resident: $185; nonresidents: $230. One-time facility rentals for parties/special events: Primetime rental resident: $225/nonresident, $280.  Primetime is: 4 p.m.-midnight. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-midnight on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Non-primetime rental resident: $200/nonresident, $250.


Outdoor Pool

The Veterans Memorial Park Pool will open Memorial Day weekend, May 26, features a fan-shaped, zero-depth area with a “raindrop,” interactive water play apparatus, a wheelchair access ramp and a 125-foot waterslide. Minimum height requirement for use of the slide is 42 inches. 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 to 17$4
Adult ages 18+$5
Senior ages 55+$4
10-visit punch pass$40

S
ummer Season Pass Pricing
Summer season passes are valid from May 26 through Sept. 3, 2018. 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,  or online.

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. ​ 
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PUBLIC SWIMMING

May 26 - June 17
Monday-Friday, 3:30-8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, noon-8 p.m.

June 18 - Sept. 3
Adult Lap Swimming, Monday-Friday, noon-1 p.m.
Public Swimming, Monday-Friday, 1-8 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, noon-8 p.m.
Tot Splash (for children 7 years of age and younger when accompanied by an adult) Monday-Friday, noon-1 p.m.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 3 to adult are private lessons, 30-minutes long, and customized to meet the needs of the swimmer.
Private lessons are for one participant only. Fee: Half hour $15 resident; $18 nonresident. Lessons are offered Monday - Thursday, noon - 1 p.m.,         June 18 - Aug. 16. Call 734.794.6235 to register.

GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Group lessons are offered for children from the age of 6 months up. Class size is limited. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior
instructor approval is granted. Registration will be accepted for any instructional swim class at any of the city pools during any public swim
time, by phone or online at a2gov.org/parks.

Class information

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

Join us for a registration session on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park meeting room. Our swim team provides an introduction to
team competitive swimming, basic skill development and a strengthening program for more advanced swimmers. We provide an opportunity to compete
in up to six swim meets and an area-wide conference meet through the Washtenaw Interclub Swimming Conference. This team is open to anyone
ages 5-17 years old who can swim at least one length of the pool (front crawl).  Swimmers with special needs are encouraged to join.  Practices are Monday through Friday mornings. Meets are held Saturday mornings. We offer five practice groups between 7 a.m. and noon starting the week of June 18 and ending the last week of July. Registration begins Feb. 1, and the per-child fee is $125, resident; $150, nonresident. $10 discount for multichild
registrations.

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SATURDAY SUMMER SPLASH DAYS
Mark your calendar for two fun filled Saturdays, June 30 and July 21, 2-4 pm.  Our friends and volunteers at GIVE 365 will be at the pool to lead a variety
of fun activities and pool games. Join us and see what it’s all about! Pool admission rates apply, but the added fun is free!

POOL AND ROOM RENTALS

Looking for a fun, affordable location to have a party or get together? We offer rentals of the main pool, tot splash, waterslide or a combination of the three.  Prices range from $50/hour to $215/hour, based on pool choice/residency.  Call 734.794.6235.

The Veterans Memorial Park meeting room is available to rent year-round.  The room is approximately 718 square feet with a small refrigerator, 65” TV,
speakers, connections for laptops, video and other portable devices. The room room features eight tables (6 feet x 2.5 feet) and 50 chairs. Fees are $40/per hour, resident; and $50/per hour, nonresident (one hour minimum rental).