Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and Outdoor Pool

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About the Facility

​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, and meeting room 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​ (PDF) and general park ​access details.​

The City of Ann Arbor​ operates three outdoor pools, in addition to Mack Indoor Pool. ​Learn more about our other pools.​​​

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2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 481​03

Scott Spooner,
Deputy Manager​

734.794.6235​​
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Amenities

Drinking Fountain

Drinking Fountain

Grills

Grills

Parking

Parking

Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized)

Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized)

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Picnic Tables

Play Area

Play Area

Restrooms

Restrooms

Skate Park

Skate Park

Skating

Skating

Softball/Baseball

Softball/Baseball

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Tennis

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Skating Schedule

  • ​Extended General Open Skates
        Tuesday, Feb. 27 1:10-4 p.m.
        Friday, Mar. 1 1:10-4 p.m.

  • Additional Sticks & Pucks ​
       Monday, Feb. 26 2:45-4:15 p.m.
       Tuesday, Feb. 27 9-10:30 a.m.
       Wednesday, Feb. 28 2:45-4:15 p.m.
       Thursday, Feb. 29 2:45-4:15 p.m.
       Fridays 9-10:30 a.m.

  • ​​​Cancelled Sticks & Pucks​
        Monday, Feb. 26 7-8:20 p.m.
        Mar. 18 7-8:20 p.m.

​​​Planning a visit? See the full schedule below for open skating, sticks and pucks and more.


    ​​Skating/Hockey Programs & Lessons

    Register online for skating and beginner hockey lessons.​ ​​Class descriptions and level information are available under each class link on the catalogue.​​ View the fall/winter 2023 parks guide hereRegistration is now open.​



    ​Octopods

    The Ann Arbor Octopods Swim Team is for ages 5-17. There are four sessions throughout the year, with registration required for each session. The fall 2023 and winter 2024 classes are hosted at Mack Indoor Pool (715 Brooks St.).

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    Public Skating Schedule

    Sunday

    General Skate
    1-2:30 p.m.​
    Monday
    Adult (18+) Skate
    11 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
    General Skate
    1:10-2:30 p.m.
    8:30-9:30 p.m.​
    Tuesday
    Adult (18+) Skate
    11 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
    General Skate
    1:10-2:30 p.m.
    Wednesday
    Adult (18+) Skate​
    11 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
    Thursday
    General Skate
    11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Friday
    Adult (18+) Skate
    11 a.m.-1:10 p.m.​
    General Skate
    1:10-2:30 p.m.
    Saturday
    General Skate
    1-2:30 p.m.
    *Schedule is subject to change

    Additional General Skate Times:
    Feb. 27 1:10-4 p.m.
    Mar. 1 1:10-4 p.m.

    Daily Admission Fees
    Adult $6; Youth/Senior $5; Skate Rental $3

    Ice Skating Punch Passes
    Passes are valid at Buhr Park and Veterans Memorial Park ice arenas until April 27, 2024 and are non-refundable.


    ​10 Visits​30 Visits
    ​Youth/Senior(60+) 
    ​ $40​$115
    ​Adult​$50 ​$128


    Sticks & Pucks

    ​Sticks and pucks at Veterans Memorial 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.

    **Rink only provides rental skates, nets and pucks

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    Sunday

    Sticks & Pucks (All ages)
    8:10-9:30 p.m.​
    Monday
    Sticks & Pucks (All ages)
    7-8:20 p.m.
    Friday
    Sticks & Pucks (All ages)
    9-10:30 a.m.

    ​​*Schedule is subject to change​

    NO STICKS & PUCKS:​ 

    Monday, Feb. 26 7-8:20 p.m.

    Mar. 18 7-8:20 p.m.

    Additional Sticks & Pucks:  

    Feb. 26 1:10-4 p.m.

    Feb. 27 9-10:30 a.m.

    Feb. 28 2:45-4:15 p.m.

    Feb. 29 2:45-4:15 p.m.

    Starting on Fridays, Jan. 26 9-10:30 a.m.


    Admission Fees
    Adult $8; Youth/Senior $7; Skate Rental $3
    ** Ice Skating Punch Passes are not valid for Sticks & Pucks admission

    Ice Skating/Beginner Hockey Lessons

    Our ice skating lessons follow the Learn to Skate USA curriculum set by the United States Figure Skating Association. Each class will work towards certain badge levels with skills appropriate with that level. USFSA membership of $17.25 is required during registration. This cost covers, badges, a monthly magazine and liability insurance. Registration open Monday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.


    Session 3: Jan. 7-March 2; (8 classes). $88 resident/$106 nonresident.

    Kinderskate: Mondays, 5-5:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10-10:45 a.m.; Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.
    Beginner: Mondays, 6 - 6:45 p.m.; Fridays, 5-5:45 p.m.; Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.
    Beginner/Intermediate: Saturdays, noon-12:45 p.m.
    Beginning Hockey Skills: Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
    Advanced: Fridays, 6-6:45 p.m.; Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
    Adult Instructional: Ages 16 and older Fridays, 7-7:45 p.m.

    Session 4: March 3-April 27 (8 classes). $88 resident/$106 nonresident.

    Kinderskate: Mondays, 5-5:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10-10:45 a.m.; Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.
    Beginner: Mondays, 6-6:45 p.m.; Fridays, 5-5:45 p.m.; Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.
    Beginner/Intermediate: Saturdays, noon-12:45 p.m.
    Beginning Hockey Skills: Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
    Advanced: Fridays, 6-6:45 p.m.; Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
    Adult Instructional: Ages 16 and older: Fridays, 7-7:45 p.m.​​

    Youth Hockey Agility, Skills, and Drills

    Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 .m.
    Session 2: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 $88
    Our morning youth hockey program is designed specifically for children between the ages of 4-6 who are eager to learn and experience the exciting world of ice hockey. This program provides a fun and safe environment for young players to develop their skating skills, enhance hand-eye coordination, and foster a love for the game. Lead by Instructor Kevin Bushey each session is carefully planned to introduce basic hockey concepts through a series of engaging drills and age-appropriate activities. We focus on building fundamental skills such as skating, stick-handling, passing, and shooting, while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship throughout.


    Adult Competitive Hockey Leagues 

    Play is governed by USA Hockey/MAHA regulations. A majority of games will be played at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena (some may occur at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena). No body checking is allowed. The season runs from October through late April. The team fee is $6,000. Call 734.794.6235 or email John McGovern [email protected] to register. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance: www.usahockeyregistration.com.

    Adult Recreational Hockey Leagues​

    ​This is a recreational hockey opportunity is for adult players who have not played in organized leagues and for players 18 or older, all gender identities welcome. Trades will be made through the season to keep teams fair. No checking is allowed with emphasis on fun. Every player must register with USA HOCKEY insurance: www.usahockeyregistration.com

    This 15-game season plays Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons/evenings. *Schedule subject to change due to high school hockey. Fee per player is $220. Returning players with a jersey are $200; goalies are free.

    Season Dates:
    Winter II: Jan. 23-March 12 | Spring: March 16-April 27​

    Weekday Morning Programming

     Adult Hockey, Agility, Skills and Drills

    Mondays and Wednesdays; 6:30-8 a.m.
    ​Session 2; Jan. 8-April 19; $235

    Participate in hockey practice for adults looking for a forum to work on skating, stick work, and team play. If you are ready to improve your hockey game, whether you are just starting or feel you need to practice more, we embrace all levels and needs. USA Hockey registration required: www.usahockeyregistration.com. Each practice is 80 minutes and there are usually two goalies. The last 30 minutes there will be a division of players for a scrimmage. Following practice, there will be five minutes of on ice conditioning. Lead instructor is Kevin Bushey.

    Past Masters Drop-in ​​​Hockey

    Thursday; 9:30-10:50 a.m. - Drop-in hockey for players ages 55+. Full equipment is required. Skaters pay $10 and goalies are free.

    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 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 on​line​ or call the rink at 734.794.6235.

    Meeting Room Rentals

    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 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).  For inquiries, please reach out to the general email box, [email protected]


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