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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
[email protected] 
Sarah Stewart, Recreation Supervisor

 Ice Rink   Ice Skating Lessons   Hockey Leagues  Outdoor Pool    Park Info

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. Veterans Memorial Park has multiple parking lots so be sure to review the parking guide​ and general park ​access details.   

Registration is underway for fall/winter programs/lessons

Sign up for fall/winter classes, including ice skating and hockey skills! Click here to view the 2022 activity guide then go online and sign up!


Indoor Ice Rink

​Veterans Memorial Park Ice Rink will open on September 18, 2022 through April 29, 2023.  

Public Skating

​General Skate
1-2:30 p.m. (temporarily extended to 3:00 p.m.)
Tuesday & Friday
​Adult Skate
11 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
General Skate
1:10 - 2:30 p.m.
​Adult Skate
11a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
​General Skate
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
​General Skate
1-2:30 p.m.

* Schedule subject to change

Public Skate Prices

Youth (17 & under)
Senior (60 & older)
Skate rental

Ice Skating Punch Passes (valid at Buhr & Veterans ice arenas); Expires April 29, 2023, non-refundable

                                        10 Visits                                30 Visits
Youth/Senior                      $40                                         $115​​

Adult                                  $50                                        $128

Sticks and Pucks

Monday-Friday 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Sticks & Pucks Prices

Youth (17 & under)
Senior (60 & older)
Skate rental

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.  We're offering instruction from the Snowplow Sam, Basic Skills, Freestyle and Adult courses.  Registration begins      August 22.   

Skating Lesson Page​

Skates, Apparel, 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 and we recommend trryong ours before buying your own. Layering, snowpants and gloves are recommended. Helmets are required for all beginner/intermediate students (for your safety, no exceptions ​please). Helmets will be available, you may also provide your own.​

Adult Hockey​

​​Veterans Memorial Park is offering competitive level hockey and recreational, draft hockey for the 2021-22 season.  More information can be found on our Adult Hockey Page​

Past Masters Drop-in Hockey

Drop-in hockey for players ages 55+.  Full equipment is required.  Skaters are $10 and goalies are free.

Thursday; 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Birthday Parties

​​​​Want to have your birthday party at the rink with all your friends?  We are now hosting parties during our Saturday and Sunday public skates; 1 - 2:30 p.m.  You get the party room from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. that you can bring in whatever food and drink that you like.  We have refrigerator and freezer storage capabilities as well.  Cost:  $100 (paid at reservation); $6 for each skater, skates included (counted and collected the day of).  Book online​ or call the rink at 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).  Please email Sarah Stewart, [email protected]

Outdoor Pool
The outdoor pool is now closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend, 2023.

​Veterans Memorial Park

​For more information about the park including amenities, parking, and so much more, please visit Veterans Memorial Park.