The Department of Parks and Recreation staff members welcome you to the Winter Sports Park. For your safety please observe all rules and regulations. The Winter Sports Park provides a community venue for many popular winter recreational activities.
Included within the park are designated areas for sledding, ice skating, hockey, and skiing or snowboarding. Both ice rinks are resurfaced daily. The ice skate rental fee is $5.00 per pair. Admission to the park is free. Eight free high quality ice "scooters" are available to assist those that need some help learning how to ice skate.
The park also has a wonderful warming house with fireplace, seating, concession stand (candy, pop, water, hot chocolate, hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, etc) drinking fountain, tables, free wireless Internet access, free books to borrow, a large HDTV, and restrooms. Board games are avaiable and weather permitting, a campfire area is available Friday & Saturday evenings. There is a limited supply of sleds for use if you do not have your own. The park typically opens in late December and closes in mid March. During the summer months the Winter Sports Park is utilized for Kid's Camp and Tee Ball. There are also three basketball hoops for informal play.
SCHOOL GROUPS/HOCKEY RINK RENTALS:
School Groups may schedule special use of the park. Private Groups may also reserve the Hockey Rink in one-hour increments at $25/hour. All group requests must be scheduled at the Department of Parks and Recreation at 231-347-2500 or Send an E-mail request for availability.
Birthday parties are also allowed during regular hours. Interested parties should contact Department of Parks and Recreation at 231-347-2500 or Send an E-mail request for availability.
Ice skating lessons are offered in January, you may register online at http://petoskey.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or call for more information. Skiing & snowboarding lessons are also offered with cooperation from Nub's Nob. The Winter Carnival is held annually the Saturday prior to President’s Day, weather permitting. The Petoskey Speed Skating Club & the Petoskey Curling Club host events as well.
Directions: Turn off of US-31 onto Winter Park Lane near Sunset Park. View Larger Map
Winter Sports Park
1100 Winter Park Lane
Petoskey, MI 49770
E-mail WSP Staff
Hours: New target opening is around the 26th of December.
Monday-Friday: 4PM - 9PM
Weekends: 12PM - 9PM
School District Off: 12PM -9PM
(Half-day, Snow Day, Breaks)
Updated 12.18.14. Crews will be making ice and snow whenever possible, but it will take time and continued cold weather to be operational. Please stay tuned as conditions can change quickly.
Main Rink: Fresh snow was packed on 12.18 to help harden the rink area.
Hockey Rink: Closed.
Sledding Area: Closed, snowmaking underway.
Ski Area: Closed.