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Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks – Outdoor Ice Skating rinks in Oakland County, Metro Detroit, and SE Michigan. Skate rental info, hours, locations… Here is a list of some outdoor skating places to go for ice skating in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan. Here is a list of some Metro Detroit outdoor skating rinks. I’ll also try to list info on which local rinks offer ice skate rentals.


NOTE – ALL Metro Detroit ice skating rinks listed below are weather dependent (obviously). Make sure you check local rink conditions before venturing out. OCM is not responsible to updates or changes made since this info has been listed. Skate at your own risk, often these rinks are not necessarily supervised. I’ve listed contact info for the ice rinks and highly recommend calling or checking online in advance to make sure rinks are open.

Some Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks marked in BOLD GREEN host rinks that are maintained and open to skating even when the weather is bad. They either use synthetic ice OR have a professionally cooled surface enabling use no matter what the weather is.

Featured – The Rink at Royal Oak

The Rink at Royal Oak
The Rink at Royal Oak (221 E 3rd St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248-541-7550)
The Rink hosts special events throughout the winter and holiday season. The 60’ x 90’ family-friendly ice rink will accommodate up to 250 skaters at a time. Admission is $10 weekdays / $12 weekends. Skate rental is available for an additional fee. Hosted by MORE INFO / PICS / REVIEW

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks – Oakland County

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Beverly Hills Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Beverly Park (18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025,
Rink is located at Beverly Park near the tennis courts. Open ice, not structured. Open beginning at 8a, park admission is FREE. Bring your own skates and skate at your own risk. For ice conditions info, you can contact the Village of Beverly Hills at 248-646-6404. Beverly Park also has a very nice sledding hill (toward the back of the park). Beverly Park is is maintained by the Village of Beverly Hills.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Birmingham Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Barnum Park Ice Skating Rink (corner of Purdy and Frank streets in Birmingham, MI)
The ice rink at Barnum is non-refrigerated and only open when weather permits. Barnum Park ice-skating is open during daylight hours only. Contact 248-530-1700 or 248-530-1700 for ice-skating conditions. The ice rink may be covered with snow at times, but city crews will “clear it as soon as feasible”. The use of the ice skating rink at Barnum Park is free and “at your own risk”. For more info, visit

Bloomfield Hills Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks – NO ICE SKATING FOR 2024
Bowers School Farm (1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, 248-341-6475,
Weather permitting. Skating is FREE with admission to the park ($5 admission) or with a general admission ticket combined with a tubing ticket ($17) during Winter Park (January 5-February 22). Skate rental available for $8. Hours are Thursdays from 4p-9p, Fridays from 4p-10, Saturdays from noon-10p, and Sundays from noon-9p. The Ice Rink is now chilled so it is open even if weather is above 32 degrees. MORE INFO

IndependenceOaksPark16SignClarkston Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Independence Oaks County Park Ice Skating (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
As Crooked Lake freezes over, park staff occasionally keeps it smooth for blades but the ice itself is largely unstructured and not maintained. Bring your own skates, as there are no rentals. Hours – weather-dependent; 8a-one-half-hour before sunset daily. Independence Oaks County Park is operated by Oakland County Parks. Call 248-625-0877.

Clarkston Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Depot Park (375 Depot Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-1559)
A small ice rink has been set up by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club at Depot Park in Downtown Clarkston. Check the club’s website to see if the rink is operational for the coming season.

Farmington / Farmington Hills Outdoor Ice Skating Rink – SELF CHILLED SURFACE OPENS MID-DECEMBER FOR THE 2023 HOLIDAY SEASON
Riley Park Ice Skating Rink (35550 West 8 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI)
Riley Park ice rink is open daily, weather permitting. Hours are daily from 10a-10p. Skating is FREE to the public. Questions and inquiries on ice conditions should be directed to 248-474-5500 or check the Riley Park Ice Rink Facebook Page. The rink does not have skate rental. The Riley Park Rink is maintained by the City of Farmington.

Innovation Hills Rochester Hills Ice Skating Rink
Innovation Hills (2800 W Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI)
Maintained by the City of Rochester Hills. The upper pond is open daily for recreational ice skating (NO ice hockey), from 10a-5:30p, weather permitting. Maximum of 25 skaters at one time. If the skating area reaches capacity, park staff will check in skaters and enforce a 30 minute maximum to allow other patrons usage. Call 248-656-4673.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Madison Hts Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Rosie’s Park
– (1111 E Farnum Ave, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 248-589-2294)
Rosie’s Park features an ice rink maintained by Madison Hts DPS employees. The rink lights go on at dusk so the rink remains open (weather permitting) until 10p 7 days per week. Rosie’s Park ice rink features 2 hockey goals and an open area for open skating. Rosie’s Park is maintained by the City of Madison Heights.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Harrison Twp Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581,
Pack your skates and head for the lake. An outdoor family ice skating rink is located in West Playfield at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The rink, a comfort station, a warming room and picnic tables for resting are conveniently located close to the parking area. For ice and snow conditions, contact Lake St Clair Metropark at 586-463-4581. Park vehicle entry fee is required for admission. Lake St Clair Metropark does not offer ice skate rentals.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Milford Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910,
Bring out your ice skates and glide onto the small rink at the Orchard Picnic area. It is located next to the picnic shelter with a small walkway mat from the shelter to the rink. Rink is open when ice conditions permit.

Oakland Twp Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Bear Creek Nature Park Ice Rink (740 West Snell, Rochester, Michigan 48306)
Bear Creek Park ice skating rink is located near the park’s parking lot. Ice skating is unsupervised and ice skate rental is not available. Hockey is prohibited at Marsh View Park. Hours are 10a-5p 7 days a week when ice conditions are perfect for skating. For an update on ice skating conditions, call 248-651-4440 ext 289. Bear Creek is maintained by Oakland Twp Parks & Rec.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Oxford Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Seymour Lake Park Ice Rink (2795 Seymour Lake Rd, Oxford Twp, MI 48371, 248-628-1720,
Open from dawn to dusk 7 days per week. The ice rink is open weather permitting. This is a large outdoor ice skating rink that features lighting for night skating. Seymour Lake Park is also home to a great sled hill.

Oxford Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Stony Lake Township Park (1397 Lapeer Road / M-24 north of Oxford just past Ray Road)
Ice fishing and ice skating are permitted on Stony Lake. The Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department does not monitor ice conditions or thickness. Ice fishing and skating is done at own risk. For more info, visit

Rochester Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Municipal Park Ice Skating (400 Sixth St, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
The downtown Rochester ice skating pond at Municipal Park is located at the end of Ludlow street in Downtown Rochester, Michigan. The pond is open for ice skating during the winter as long as the ice conditions are suitable. Park entry is free. Municipal Park does not offer ice skate rentals. The rink is maintained by the City of Rochester.

Rochester Hills Outdoor Ice Skating
Spencer Park / Carter Lake Ice Skating (3701 John R Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan)
Spencer Park in Rochester Hills offers ice skating on their lake. There are two to three separate areas designated for hockey or ice skating. Admission fee to Spencer Park is required to gain entry and the park won’t open in the winter until ice-conditions are suitable for ice skating. Spencer Park also offers a heated shelter with indoor restrooms. Skate rental is available. They host a pond hockey tournament every winter (weather permitting). Call 248-656-4657. Hours – 10a-dusk. Spencer Park is operated by the City of Rochester Hills.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Royal Oak Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
The Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248-541-5717)
Open daily during Wild Lights. Located inside the Zoo in front of the penguin center.  A 25-minute skating session is $7 per person ages 4 and older ($3 if you bring your own ice skates). “The Winter Rink is not made of ice, but of a synthetic plastic known as Glice – a material composed of heat-pressed layers of polymers – so no water or electricity is required for operation.” CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Wixom Outdoor Skating Rink
Wixom Civic Center Ice Rink/Pond (49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan 48393)
Ice skaters are welcome to use the Wixom Civic Center fountain area for ice skating when it freezes for the winter. The rink is only open when ice conditions allow for skating. I’m told you may want to bring a shovel to clear the ice. Ice skating is free. Bring your own skates. No hockey. For more info, call 248-624-4557. Wixom hosts Open Skate Nights on Thursdays in January & February, weather permitting, from 5p-8p. Hosted by the City of Wixom.

Detroit Ice Skating Rinks

Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating – SELF CHILLED SURFACE OPEN FOR DAILY SKATING – 11/17/23
Campus Martius Park Ice Skating (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
The professionally kept ice-skating rink at Campus Martius is not only gorgeous, it’s one of the few outdoor rinks in the area that offers skate rentals. Click here for details, hours and rates.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Clark Park Ice Skating Rink (1130 Clark Street, Detroit, MI 48209) – OPENING EARLY JANUARY FOR 2024
Clark Park hosts open skating, ice skate rental, youth hockey, adult drop-in hockey, hockey games, and other events. Visit for more info.

Frankenmuth Ice Skating Rinks

Frankenmuth Ice Skating Rink – SELF CHILLED SURFACE OPEN FOR DAILY SKATING – 11/18/23
Frankenmuth Christmas Experience
Zehnder Park Downtown Frankenmuth (Mill Street and Main Street in Frankenmuth, MI 48734,
The Zehnder Park rink ice surface has its own chiller which enables the rink to be operable even when ice skating conditions are less than perfect. The NEW ice rink is the latest addition to the Frankenmuth Christmas Experience. Open 7 days per week – Mid November through Mid February. Admission is $10. Skate rental is available. REVIEW / PICS / MORE INFO

Macomb County Skating Rinks

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Armada Outdoor Ice Skating – SYNTHETIC ICE SURFACE OPEN FOR DAILY SKATING 11/22/22 THROUGH 1/8/23
Blake’s Cider Mill (17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, Michigan 48005, 586-784-5343,
Blake’s offers a 2000+ sq ft ice skating rink. The rink is synthetic ice and open most weekend and holiday breaks from early December through early January. Hours are 1p-7p Mondays through Fridays, and 11a-7p on Saturdays. 50-minute skating passes are avail to purchase on their website for $10 and they offer skate rentals for $5. The rink is part of Blake’s Winter Wonderland Experience which includes outdoor igloo dining and open-air bar.

Blake's Ice Skating Rink & Igloo Dining

Shelby Township Outdoor Ice Skating
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242,
Stony Creek Metropark offers a large ice skating area at the boat launch section of the park (near Eastwood Beach). Park hours are from 7a-8p daily. Ice skating rink opens when conditions permit. Stony Creek Metropark does not offer ice skate rentals. Park entry fees are required for ice skating.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Sterling Heights Outdoor Ice Skating – OPEN FOR DAILY SKATING ON 12/1/23
Dodge Park Ice Skating Rink (40620 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313,
Large, professionally maintained ice rink with covered pavilion awning. Skate rental available. Season opens early December. No skating week of Christmas through New Year’s Day. Hours are noon-9p M-Th, noon-10p Fr, 11a-10p Sa, & 11a-8p Su. The rink hosts many fun events on the weekends each Winter. For up to the minute information regarding weather closures, call the Ice Rink Hotline at 586-446-2711. Visit their website for more info.

Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks / Warren Outdoor Ice Skating – SELF CHILLED SURFACE 
Warren City Square Ice Rink (Van Dyke just north of 12 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan, 586-574-4518)
Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks Hours for Warren City Square – Open Weekends for 2023/2024 – Fridays 4p-8p & Saturdays / Sundays from 2p-8p. The city of Warren offers ice skating at the beautiful City Square Ice Rink. Heated area, concessions and restrooms are onsite. Ice Skate rental is available. Maintained by the City of Warren.

This Metro Detroit Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

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