Saturday, December 29, 2018

Winter Break Fun!

Anyone else's kids have to always be on the go? Mine like to be out and about and definitely take after me. We are always looking for new places to try and check out or that are highly recommended.

My friend passed this rink the other day and asked us if we wanted to try it out. I had never heard of it and don't go past this area very often. The day we were supposed to go it rained so we didn't end up going and since then the girls have been bugging to go try it out.

This is the Dodge Park Ice Rink located in Sterling Heights. We arrived at around 10:30 (it opened at 10:00) to find it pretty empty except for a few other skaters. The admission is $5 and I didn't have to pay since I wasn't skating. There are plenty of places to sit and put on skates. They also have lockers to store items and a bathroom. They have the ice trainers for the little ones that aren't comfortable on the ice without holding on. I watched the staff offer them to skaters that seemed like they might benefit from them without even having to ask. The facility is very nice. The actual rink is open air but does have a cover over the top.

The staff was extremely friendly. The gentlemen on the ice made small talk a few times and any time someone was entering or exiting the ice he would try to open the gates for them. The girls working at the counter were friendly and when I paid for myself (thinking I was supposed to even watching) she corrected it and gave me my money back.

Across from the rink they have these fire pits and benches, which were super nice and warm. I did see a few other people take advantage of them that were watching grandkids skate.

This is a very nice facility and we will definitely be back! I highly recommend it if you are looking for a nice, close outdoor rink.

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