Whether you prefer skating under the snowflakes in the great outdoors or inside on a glossy sheet of ice, there are plenty of Northern Michigan ice skating rinks to glide across. Grab your mittens, lace up your skates, and have fun!

Ice Skating Rinks in Northern Michigan

Civic Center’s Howe Arena | Traverse City

The Civic Center offers daytime and evening open skate sessions ($4 or $5 per person depending on the time of day) along with skate rentals for $3. Here’s the skating schedule.

Ice Skating Park | Suttons Bay

Enjoy pick-up hockey games and free skating at the Suttons Bay outdoor rink located on the corner of Broadway and Lincoln Street. The area is lighted, has picnic benches and portable restrooms.

Griffin Arena | Harbor Springs

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, this indoor rink offers a special “Stick and Puck” open skate from noon to 1:20 p.m. and then a regular open skate following from 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. Open skate costs $5 and skate rental is $3. Check the schedule for open skate times on Saturdays.

The Homestead | Glen Arbor

The Homestead offers an outdoor ice rink that’s professionally maintained and free to use. No skates? No problem! Skates can be rented from Mountain Flowers (call 231.334.5233 to inquire about equipment availability and pricing). Once you’re done, a hot chocolate or a warm meal are just steps away.

Kaliseum | Kalkaska

The indoor rink offers open skate sessions. Prices range from $4 to $6 depending on residency. Here’s the schedule.

Lakeview Arena | Marquette

Newly remodeled, the indoor rink offers a variety of recreational activities including public skating, junior and adult hockey programs, figure skating, rental skates, and ice rental for community groups and organizations. Hours and prices vary by day, age and event. Check the schedule for details.

Mt. McSauba Recreation Area | Charlevoix

The outdoor rink is open Monday through Sunday at various times for open skating. There is a $1 fee to use the rink and skate rental costs $1. You can get a season pass for $30, which includes skate rental. View the skating rink hours.

Winter Sports Park | Petoskey
Enjoy skating on two large outdoor rinks. When you’re done gliding around, check out the warming house that includes a fireplace, seating, concessions and more!  Skating is free, and skates can be rented for $5 a pair.

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Photo(s) by Rachel North