Winter Skating - Blake Farms
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Skating at Blake's Backyard

OPEN Friday - Sunday

5590 Van Dyke Almont MI, 48003


Blake’s Backyard has expanded its offerings to include a skating rink. With a 2,000+ square foot synthetic skating rink, three dining igloos, taproom, restaurant and market Blake's Backyard is excited to welcome you this winter. 


50-Minute Skating Pass

  • Reserve Your Free Spot Online

Skate Rental

$ 5
  • Skate Rental Available In Person Only
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own skates


  • All participants MUST check in inside the store prior to entering the skating rink.purchase a skate pass to enter the rink.
  • All skaters MUST sign a waiver, online or in person prior to entering the skating rink
  • Online tickets are delivered digitally via email. Tickets can then be printed or displayed on your phone when you arrive.
  • Please have a digital or printed version of your tickets ready upon arrival at the check in counter.


Is it real ice?

No, Blake’s has a synthetic ice rink which offers a very similar experience to natural ice rinks but allows us to offer skating in any weather. The synthetic rink  is made of very specific a self-lubricating plastic that is great for kids and families!

Can we bring our own skates to use?

Yes, guests are welcome to bring their own hockey or figure skates to use on our rink. We do offer rental skates for a nominal fee.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Blake’s accepts all forms of payment including cash and all major debit/credit cards at all registers

What size rental skates do you offer?

We offer all sizes ranging from infant size 7 to men’s 13

Is it okay to use real blades and skates on the synthetic ice?

Yes, real skates and blades can be used on the surface

How much is it to rent skates?

Rental skates are $5 per pair

Do you offer the push around skate helpers for little kids that are learning to skate?

Yes, we have skate pushers to help children skate.

How long do you get to skate for?

Skate passes are 50-minutes in length

How do I purchase a ticket to skate?

To guarantee your skate time we recommend you purchase your ticket online to skate. Walk-up skate passes are available day of on a limited basis due to capacity restrictions

Do you have a warm area for guests to sit in?

Yes, we offer a large outdoor warming tent with multiple heaters, open seating and food & drink available for purchase

Do you have food & drink available for purchase?

Yes, we offer many options including hard cider, craft beer, sweet apple cider, donuts, snacks and more. Our full tasting room lunch and dinner menu is also available, click here to view the full menu!