Practice your Triple Axel Indoors or Out at these Rinks
Kick off winter on the right foot and stave off cabin fever when you lace up skates and hit the ice rink. Ice skating, hockey, broomball, and curling are all fun activities on ice to try. Don’t worry about getting too cold – as we’ve listed options for indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks.
Lawson Ice Arena | 2009 Howard St, Kalamazoo | 269-387-3046
Skate like a Bronco! Located on Western Michigan University’s campus, Lawson Ice Arena offers open skate time during the weekend. All children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Tip: Bring change for parking meters. Broomball offered.
Open Skate: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM | Drop-In Hockey: Wednesday: 10:10 PM – 11:30 PM
The Rink – Battle Creek | 75 Houston St, Battle Creek | 269-963-7565
Family owned and operated, The Rink in Battle Creek offers open skate, hockey leagues, and Sticks & Pucks sessions.
Open Skate: Sunday & Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Drop-In Hockey: Tuesday & Friday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Wings West | 5076 Sports Dr, Kalamazoo | 269-743-4218
Wings West features two NHL-sized ice rinks that are perfect for open skating and hockey.
Open Skate/Drop-in Hockey: Ice times vary (check schedule).
Millennium Park | 280 Romence Rd, Portage | 269-324-9200
Millennium Park’s outdoor refrigerated rink features skate rental, skate sharpening, snack concessions, restrooms, warming house, and lockers.
Season: Early December – Early March | Hours: Thursday – Friday: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM with special weekday hours offered during winter break.
Otsego Main Street Ice Rink | Near M89 & Farmer Street, Otsego
FREE skating in downtown Otsego (make sure to bring your own skates).
Season: January – February | Hours: Weather dependent, check Facebook for updates
South Haven Ice Rink | 546 Phoenix St, South Haven | 269-639-1113
South Haven is home to a pavilion- covered outdoor ice rink. Due to its cooling system and covered roof, this outdoor rink is open during warm weather (as high as 50 degrees). Skate rental and skate sharpening are available on-site, curling available.
Season: Late November – Early March | Hours: The rink is open daily, hours vary