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West Michigan Winter Sports Guide – 2013

Winter Sports 2013

by Betsy B

 

Now that winter has arrived in full force, who’s ready for some outdoor fun? Lace up those boots and grab your warmest gloves because we’ve got enough activities listed here to keep you busy till that first Spring melt!

What you’ll find in our West Michigan Winter Sports Guide:

 

ICE SKATING

Prices listed below include only admission to the facility. Rental of equipment may be extra.

Cedar Rock Sports Plex- 4758 Cornfield Drive, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. A year-round sports complex in Cedar Springs. Offering hockey, drop-in hockey, open skate ($3 for children and $4 for adults), and ice rentals. Phone:  616.696.8393.

Eagles Ice Center- 2600 Village Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Whether you are a beginning skater looking to play on a team in an instructional league or an experienced ice hockey player looking to get out and play with others of a similar caliber, Eagle Ice Center is the place to play. Phone:  616.452.7516

 

Echo Valley - 8495 East H Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49004. Our 43,000 square foot rink is a delight for young and old alike. And, if you’ve skated on ponds and lakes, you’ll appreciate that the Echo Valley rink is groomed and resurfaced regularly. Open skate ($5 per person). Phone:  269-349-3291

 

Edge Ice Arena GR - 4444 Holland Ave, Holland, MI 49424. Learn to skate programs, open skate ($4 for children and $5 for adults) and drop-in hockey for ages 16 and over. Phone:  616.796.6927

 

Georgetown Ice Center - 8500 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426.  A year-round facility offering open skate ($3 for children and $5 for adults), hockey instruction and learn-to-skate programs. Group outings and party packages available. Phone:  616.662.2800

 

Griff’s Icehouse 30 Coldbrook St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503   Official practice facility of the Grand Rapids Griffins. Griff’s offers learn-to-skate classes for all ages, youth & adult hockey lessons, drop-in hockey for ages 16 and over and open skate($3 per person). Phone:  616.235.0303 / 616.235.0058

 

Kentwood Ice Arena - 6230 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Kentwood, MI 49508.  Ice skating & hockey lessons, open skate ($3 children and $4 adults) and drop-in hockey. Skate rentals are available. Phone: 616.698.0100 Ext 5

 

Lakeview Park Ice Rink -  563 Blackbass Ave, Holland, MI 49423 Free outdoor skating and hockey. Skating time is 7am – 11pm daily (hockey hours are 7am – noon). Bring your own skates and check rink conditions before going. This is an unsupervised rink.

 

Lakeshore Sports Centre- 4470 Airline Rd, Muskegon, MI 49444 Hockey, skate lessons, open skate ($5 per person). Phone:  231.739.9423

 

Leonard Field in Ada 7490 Thornapple River Drive, Ada, MI 49301 Free outdoor ice rink on the softball field. This rink is weather dependent so make sure you check before using!

 

Muskgeon Winter Sports Complex 462 Scenic Drive, N. Muskegon, MI  49445. You can purchase a season family pass and enjoy the outdoor rink all season! Skate rentals also available. This rink is weather dependent so make sure you check conditions before going. They have hockey rinks, a family skating rink and a 700 ft skating trail. Open skate ($5 per person). Phone:  877.879.5843

 

Patterson Ice Center 2550 Patterson, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 Learn basic skating skills, hone your hockey skills, or perfect your figure eights on this NHL & Olympic size rink.  Open skate ($4 for children, $5 for adults) broomball, and skate rentals are available. Phone: 616.940.1423

 

Riverview Park Ice Rink - off 6th Street in Holland, MI, 49423 Free outdoor skating and hockey. Skating time is 7am – 11pm daily (hockey hours are 7am – noon). Bring your own skates and check rink conditions before going. This is an unsupervised rink.

 

Rosa Parks Circle Monroe Ave/ Pearl St at Rosa Parks Circle, downtown GR A great outdoor rink for budget friendly family fun. Warm up afterward with a warm cappuccino from one of the coffee shops within walking distance from the park. Free skate rentals. Open skate ($1 for children and $2 for adults). Phone:  616.456.3699

 

Walker Ice Arena –  4151 Remembrance Rd. NW, Walker, MI 49534.  Public Open Skate ($3 children, $4 adults), skate rentals, hockey, skating programs, and party packages available. Phone:  616.735.6286

 

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SLEDDING

1. Ada Vista Elemntary – 7192 Bradfield SE, Ada, MI
2. Belknap Park – near Division and Coldbrook on NE side (hill is behind Griff’s Ice House)
3. Byron Center Christian School – 8840 Byron Center Ave, Byron Center, MI 49315
4. Caledonia Lakeside Park – 370 Lake St, Caledonia, MI 49316
5. Cascade Township Park – 3810 Thornapple River Dr. SE, Cascade Township
6. Charlie’s Dump (also known as the Soccer Bowl) – 1856 Rosewood, Jenison, MI
7. Christ Community Church – 2400 Forest Hills Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 (corner of Burton and Forest Hills)
8. East Leonard Elementary School – 410 Barnett St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
9. East Oakview Elementary School – 3940 Suburban Shores NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
10. Grand Valley Armory – 1200 44th St. SW Wyoming, MI
11. Johnson Park – 2600 Wilson Ave, Walker, MI 49534
12. Manhattan Park- 3180 Cascade Rd (right off the East Beltline), East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
13. Mulick Park Elementary School – 1761 Rosewood Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
14. Pando – 8076 Belding Rd, Rockford, MI 49341 for tubing
15. Pine Ridge Elementary – 3250 Redford Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
16. Pinery Park – 2401 DeHoop St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
17. Provin Trails – 2900 4 MIle Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
18. Richmond Hills Park – 1637 Tamarack Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
19. St. Isodore Church – 628 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
20. Union High School – 1800 Treemont Blvd. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
21. Wabasis Lake Park – 11220 Springhill Dr, Greenville, MI 48838
22. Zion Christian – 7555 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.
23. Orchard View Elementary School – 2770 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Check with property owners before sledding and follow all local laws and regulations. grkids.com is not liable for how you may choose to use this information.

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SKIING

Bittersweet - 600 River Road, Otsego, MI 49078. Picturesque resort offering ski schools, ski, snowboard, and helmet rentals. Phone:  269-694-2820

 

Cannonsburg Ski Area - 6800 Cannonsburg Rd, Belmont, MI 49306. With new runs and lifts for beginners, Cannonsburg is dedicated to providing the best possible environment for skiers and riders who are just starting out. The parks range in skill from beginner to advanced and are perfect for natural progression. Phone:  616.874.6711

 

L.E. Kaufman Cross Country Course at Linus Palmer Park - 4807 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. Once there is a minimum of 4 inches of snow on the ground, the golf course and Palmer Park open up for cross country skiing. Kaufman clubhouse is closed for renovations. However, our trails will remain open for those of you with your own ski equipment. Please bear with us as we complete a much needed face lift. Please call before planning your next ski outing. Phone:  616.538.5050

 

Mulligan’s Hollow Ski Bowl - 600 Mulligan’s Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417.  Offering skiing, snowboarding, and lessons for all ages; bunny hill lift tickets start at $8 for Thursday and Friday. If school is cancelled in Grand Haven due to snow, Mulligan’s Hollow will be open from 11am-6pm. Updates will be pasted on the Mulligan’s Hollow facebook page. Phone:  616.842.0634

 

Muskgeon Winter Sports Complex 462 Scenic Drive, N. Muskegon, MI  49445.  Enjoy 15+ kilometers of trails for cross-country skiing. A majority of the terrain is gentle and winds through the woods, along the dunes, Lost Lake bog and nearby Lake Michigan allowing you to explore a variety of Muskegon State Park’s natural features. Phone:  877.879.5843

 

Pando Winter Sports Park 8076 Belding Rd,  Rockford, MI 49341.  Pando is a great family winter sports park. They cater to the beginner, as well as the advanced skier and snowboarder. Their beautiful cross country trails are groomed and tracked. Phone:  616.874.8343

 

Pigeon Creek Park - 12524 Stanton Street, West Olive, MI 49460. Located in Olive Township on Stanton Road between 128th and 120th Avenues This park is a popular cross country ski destination with groomed trails for both classic and ski skating. The Pigeon Creek Lodge provides ski rental, a food and beverage concession and serves as a warming house (open limited hours).

 

Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboarding Area - 13421 Mann Street, Jones, Michigan 49061.  Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area is Southwest Michigan’s Favorite place to slide and glide down snow covered slopes. Phone:  269.244.5635

 

Timber Ridge - 07500 23 1/2 Street, Gobles, Michigan 49055. Offering skiing, snowboarding, and tubing; Timber Ridge is recognized as among the Top 10 Best Parks in Michigan. Phone:  800.253.2928

IceSkating - Sledding  - Luge Tubing - Skiing

 

TUBING

Echo Valley -  8495 East H Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49004.  A tow rope is available to assist you and your tube back up to the top. The walking surface at the tow rope this year has been paved and heated. Phone:  269.349.3291

 

Pando Winter Sports Park 8076 Belding Rd, Rockford, MI 49341.  Pando is a great family winter sports park. Their tube hill offers exciting family fun for all ages. Phone: 616.874.8343

 

Timber Ridge - 07500 23 1/2 Street, Gobles, Michigan 49055. Recognized as one of the Top 10 Parks in Michigan, Timber Ridge offers tubing as a relaxing way to enjoy winter with your family. Phone:  800.253.2928

IceSkating - Sledding  - Luge Tubing - Skiing

 

Tobbogan, Luge & Snowshoe

Echo Valley -  8495 East H Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49004.  An all-season sledding surface known as Everslide, which provides for a great sledding experience in all weather conditions, has been installed on each toboggan run. At the end of the run their staff returns the toboggans to the starting platform via our overhead lift. Phone:  269.349.3291

 

Muskgeon Winter Sports Complex 462 Scenic Drive, N. Muskegon, MI  49445.  One of only four luge tracks that exist in the United States. Top speeds of approximately 30 mph are possible from their public start area.The snowshoe trails are the finest in the region! They boast three trail systems that serve all skill levels – beginner through expert. Snowshoe rental available. Phone:  877.879.5843

 

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Betsy B

Betsy B

Mom to two busy little boys, Betsy is constantly on the chase. When she's not corralling her boys she enjoys catering, food experimentation, crafting and naps. And most recently, is a published author on Amazon!

 

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