Last chance to ice skate in Ann Arbor’s Buhr Park this weekend
Skaters enjoy Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena. ANN ARBOR – Spring officially kicks off on Monday and with the warmer weather comes the closure of the city’s only outdoor ice rink at Buhr Park. Meanwhile, Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena has added some new skating timeslots. The new times added to the regular schedule are:Friday, March 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m.Saturday, March 27, 1-2 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Regular skating hours at Vets Park:
Detroit's Rink at Campus Martius extends season to spring
click to enlarge Downtown Detroit PartnershipEven though the weather's warming up, one of the markers of winter in Detroit is here to stay a little while longer.On Tuesday, officials at the Downtown Detroit Partnership announced the Ice Rink at Campus Martius, originally slated to close March 7, will be extended an additional two weekends through March 21, citing popular demand and favorable weather conditions.They say it's the first time the Rink, now in its 17th year, will remain open through the first weekend of spring, which starts Saturday, March 20.Due to the pandemic, capacity is limited and masks and social distancing are required. The DDP advises guests to reserve tickets online or by calling 313-963-9393. Walk-up tickets are not available.Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under and seniors 59 and older, and $8 for military and first responders. Skate rental is $5.Through March 7, the Rink at Campus Martius is open 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.Starting March 12, the Rink will be open weekends only through March 21. Hours will be 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.0midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.The Rink at Campus Martius Park is located at 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit.metrotimes.com
Portage cancels Santa Skate, more, as opening of Ice Rink at Millennium Park delayed
PORTAGE, MI — The annual Santa Skate and New Year’s Eve Skate are among events canceled as the opening of the Ice Rink at Millennium Park has been put on hold. In addition to the Dec. 19 Santa Skate and Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Skate, the city is also canceling the Ugly Sweater Contest, slated for Dec. 15 at the park. The events are being canceled in an effort to discourage activities that promote large gatherings, the release states. “The Ice Rink at Millennium Park is a special place,” City Manager Joe La Margo said in a statement. “While the pandemic is making it difficult, Portage Parks & Recreation is committed to finding ways to offer meaningful activities and events to residents and visitors.”Updates about the Ice Rink at Millennium Park will be shared at the city’s Facebook page.mlive.com
City of Ann Arbor closes ice rinks for three weeks
ANN ARBOR – The City of Ann Arbor announced Monday the Buhr Park and Veterans Park ice arenas will be closed effective immediately for three weeks, in accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' newest emergency order. Although Buhr Park Ice Arena is outdoors, and the order focuses on indoor gathering places, the rule still applies. “Since there is not an exemption for outdoor rinks in the order, both rinks will be closed during this time,” read the city’s website. “We will continue to evaluate the orders; and our goal is to reopen both rinks once permitted.”✉ Like what you’re reading? pic.twitter.com/y0c9Q7kQ3i — Ann Arbor Parks Rec (@A2Parks) November 16, 2020In addition to ice rinks, the three-week pause includes the closure of high schools, colleges, casinos, bowling alleys, indoor dining, bingo halls, arcades and indoor waterparks.
Michigan ice rinks allowed to reopen for organized sports
Ice rinks across the state of Michigan are allowed to reopen for organized sports under a new executive order from the governor. Rinks were among the list of venues shuttered across the state for months due to the coronavirus. Some areas of the state already were allowed to have ice rinks operational. As of Thursday, all Michigan ice rinks are now among the list of venues that may be open for the sole purpose of serving as a venue for organized sports.Gov. Ice rinks also wont be allowed to sell concessions.
Michigan ice arenas push to reopen amid coronavirus pandemic
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – There are plenty of people who rely on ice arenas for work or training in Michigan. Inside Mount Clemens Ice Arena there’s not much to see -- no hockey games, no ice shows, and no practices. But the operators are most bothered because they’re not even allowed to have private lessons amid the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan right now. There is no on-ice training allowed at many of the rinks. Related: Ann Arbor ice arena, skating teams fight for reclassificationManagement at the Mount Clemens rink wants to be allowed to offer ice time to those who need the training.
Synthetic ice skating rink, food trucks, more planned at Lakeside Mall
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A synthetic ice skating rink, art installations, food trucks and a pop-up shop market are anticipated to come to Lakeside Mall. “We are thrilled to be bringing an ice-skating rink to Lakeside,” said Jerry Weller, Mall Manager, in a statement. In late spring, Lakeside’s first food truck and pop-up shop market will be installed. A variety of Sterling Heights’ and Detroit’s top food vendors will be available alongside merchandise by local artists. Out of the Box, a real estate firm based in Miami, purchased Lakeside mall December 2019.