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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
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor

​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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
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

Marathon Skates

Saturdays, Dec. 24 and 31, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. General admission. Come and go as you wish for just one price. All ages welcome! 

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:

Nov 22, 11:10 a.m. - 3 p.m.             Jan 6,  11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Nov 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.                  Jan 15, 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Dec 23, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.             Feb 19, 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Dec 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.                  Mar 26, 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.  
Dec 27, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.                  Mar 27,  11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dec 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.                  Mar 28, 11:10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dec 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                  Mar 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Dec 30, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.                  Mar 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Jan 2, 11:10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jan 3, 11:10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jan 4, 11:10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Jan 5, 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. 


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 to register. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance.


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 is now closed for the season.  It will reopen Memorial Day weekend, 2018.

Other Park Features

Meeting Room

Looking for a place to host a birthday party, meeting or event? Check out the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Meeting Room!​ Features include seating for up to 40 people, 65" television, DVD player, sound system, dry erase board, connections for a laptop, wireless internet, and more!  Rental fees are $40/hour for Ann Arbor residents and $50/hour for nonresidents. Call 734.794.6235​ for more information or to reserve the room. You can also click ​here​ to find additional room rental information online.

​​​​Ann Arbor Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park

The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services, Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and​ Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office broke ground in 2013 on a 30,000-square-foot, world class facility that is free for the public to use and now open at Veterans Memorial Park (2150 Jackson Road). Skateboarders will enjoy features such as kidney pools from 5 to 9.5 feet deep, a snake run, clover and flow bowls and a rock ride. ​ 

Ann Arbor Skatepark Rules
(Posted at three entrances to the skatepark)
1. Bicycles are not allowed.
2. Wearing a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards is strongly recommended and should be used at all times. Know your ability and skate accordingly.
3.The following items and activities are prohibited: - Littering - Glass Containers - Alcoholic Beverages - Vending - Radios or Boom Boxes
4. The Skatepark will be open during 6 a.m.-10 p.m. The City of Ann Arbor, no-trespassing ordinance will be enforced after the park is closed. 
5. Graffiti in the Skatepark is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Please keep all park surfaces clean as graffiti will close the park for paint removal.
6. The Skatepark has been designed for all skill levels. Please be courteous to other people using the facility and all other park patrons. 
7. All general regulations for Parks of Chapter 39 of the Ann Arbor City Code apply.