Winter is Coming

The park-like surroundings of Fairlane Woods Apartment may have turned red and gold with the coming of fall, but we all know what’s right around the corner. If our weather trends continue, the winter season may feel like it’s creeping up before the start of December. So let’s make the best of it! Whether you skate more like Olympic gold medalist Michelle Kwan or Will Ferrell’s character, Chazz Michael Michaels in Blades of Glory, there’s a stretch of skate friendly areas just calling your name.

Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC) is a huge complex that includes two NHL-approved rinks and expansive public areas with food concessions. Even though DISC is the home of various skating groups including the Dearborn Figure Skating Club, the Dearborn Hockey Association, and the Hockey North America organization, there’s plenty of public skating time available. DISC also offers a wide variety of lessons in case you want to up your ice game. Check the class availability here and the public skating schedule here.

You can also perfect your Figure Eights at the Hazel Park Ice Arena. Hazel Park offers a Learn to Skate Program for all age groups every Saturday morning, and also has regular open ice availabilities. If you’re a fan of “sticks and pucks,” moreover, you can reserve the ice for a one-hour period that assures you the use of one-half of the arena. Details of the “sticks and pucks” program are available by calling (248) 546-5700. If “sticks and pucks” sounds a little to aggressive, go ahead and try out the broomball activities. Hazel Park has sponsored a broomball league in the past.

Or maybe you want to try your blades at Southfield Ice Arena? In ten minutes, you can be at this location which is operated by the Southgate Department of Parks & Recreation. Southgate offers both public skating and drop-in hockey, with very reasonable fees and rentals. The Arena is a busy place, so be sure to contact the “Public Skate Hotline” to make sure that your plans don’t conflict with any planned events, including the Annual Ice Show, which usually takes place in March.

If you need additional information about the best winter sports venues in the Dearborn area, please contact us today!

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