Top Roller Skating Rinks in Metro Detroit

By: Katie Goncalves | August 30, 2023
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When you think back to your childhood memories, it might just include roller skating in some form or fashion. Skating parties were all the rage and rolling through the neighborhood on skates was the preferred method of transportation. Most of us as adults don’t find ourselves lacing up our skates very often, but there are plenty of amazing roller skating rinks that allow us to get that hit of nostalgia. Next time you feel like having a fun time and throwing it back to yesteryear, check out these top Metro Detroit roller skating rinks. 


8611 Ronda Drive, Canton

Skatin’ Station encourages everyone to, “Skate for the health of it,” according to Kim Antoon, the general manager. Skatin’ Station is the perfect place to attend an open skate or host a party. They also provide skating lessons, have a skate pro shop, and a small arcade at their location in Canton.  

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16611 Schoolcraft Road, Detroit

Detroit Roller Wheels has been in business since 1981 under the same ownership for 43 years. They have skating for all ages, birthday parties, group rates, classes, skating lessons, and a skate shop. They have plenty of opportunities for open skating throughout the week for you to come enjoy their hardwood maple floor and sound and light systems.


24505 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills

Bonaventure Family Skating Center truly has something for everyone in the whole family. Whether you’re looking to roller skate or rollerblade or learn how to skate as a child or adult, you’ll be able to do so in their sprawling 30,000-square-foot facility. When you need a break from skating, check out their concessions stand for a snack, arcade games, or the play zone for climbing and exploring. 


36635 Plymouth Road, Livonia

Riverside Arena opened in 1940 and has spent the last 83 years being a great place for fun, entertainment, and skating. They offer open skate times Wednesday through Sunday. Riverside Arena also has a wonderful list of special events scheduled including home school skates, magic shows, and a special Halloween costume party. 


50625 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township

The New Rink is a roller sports complex located in Shelby Township. They are available for open skate, skating lessons, and private parties or events. In addition to the roller rink, they also have a bounce house area available for private parties, and is open throughout the week, with many time slots on Saturdays and Sundays. 


2130 Schaefer Highway, Detroit

RollerCade has been open since 1955 and is one of the oldest continually open, Black-owned rinks in the country. They are a proud member of their community and provide an important space for people to gather and celebrate the city’s vibrant skating culture. They host many unique events such as R&B Tuesday Skating for adults 21 and older.