Michigan is truly a winter state. Michiganders love activities that you can do in the snow, like ice skating. Every region of Michigan has prime spots to break out your ice skates. Here are the best ice skating spots in Michigan to hit before the spring thaw.
Campus Martius Park, Detroit
Campus Martius is right in the heart of downtown Detroit and is known as Detroit’s “gathering place.” The rink is open seven days a week and on Fridays, the rink is open until midnight. This makes it the hot spot for a Friday night ice skating date.
Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids
Rosa Parks Circle is located right in the middle of downtown Grand Rapids. The ice skating rink is just minutes away from several restaurants and bars. Trees circling the ice skating rink are lit up with twinkling lights at night. Admission is only $2 for adults and $1 for kids.
Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Twp.
Admission to Lake St. Clair Metropark is always free. This small ice skating rink is for those who want to avoid the crowds. You can also play a game of hockey on the rink or cross-country ski on the trails.
South Haven Ice Rink, South Haven
A pavilion covers the rink so it’s skateable in blizzards and warmer winter days. South Haven offers glow parties and free hot chocolate with your pass on select days. The rink is known for its curling lessons and league.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, Muskegon
A unique feature of the sports complex is its ice skating trail. Muskegon Winter Sports Complex has an outdoor ice skating rink, hockey rink, and 1/4 mile ice skating trail. You can also get trained in luge at the track created by an Olympic gold medalist. Admission is only $5 for the day.
Kensington Metropark, Milford
Experience real lake skating on Kent Lake. You’ll be surrounded by over 4,000 acres of beautiful woods that are home to a variety of Michigan wildlife. Skating on the lake is free. Other activities include skiing, snowboarding, and sledding at Kensington’s winter sports area.
Michigan winters can be longer than expected. Don’t get stuck inside this year. Get out and enjoy Michigan’s incredible ice skating rinks to beat your winter blues.