I’m ashamed to admit that this weekend was my first time ice skating at Campus Martius. We’ve wanted to do it for years but never made it down during skate time. It’s picturesque at night but the daytime date was fun. It’s good to see families spending time downtown. The rink was filled with lots of little kids and it’s nice to know that they’ll have these memories of time spent in Detroit. I think real memories are being made too because people were truly engaged in the activity. Aside from parents taking a picture/video of their kids, I only saw one person with their nose in their phone. In our technology addicted society I think that’s a testament to how great Campus Martius is.
A fun pop-up addition to the park during the winter season is the IKEA sponsored daytime cafe tent and an evening bar tent for people interested in snacks or beverages. Hot chocolate or a cocktail during an outdoor activity might seem a little risky to some but Campus Martius has you covered – restroom trailers are available to skaters!
Do you live in Detroit?