Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


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Kennedy Recreation Center LogoRemembering the past - skating into the future! We have come a long way since the first outdoor-uncovered arena was built in 1961. Today, we welcome you to the $8.4 million renovated Kennedy Recreation Center. This expanded facility is comprised of over 150,000 square feet of indoor recreational opportunities including 3NHL size ice arenas, skate rental, meeting room, spacious team locker rooms, pro shop, full concession and a spacious lobby and gathering area.

3101 West Road
Phone: (734) 676-7172
FAX: (734) 675-7206
Web Site:
Ice Rink & Aquatic Schedules: Please click here

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Clubs & Associations


Trenton Hockey Association

The Trenton Hockey Association offers boys and girls an opportunity to play both house and travel hockey at the Kennedy Recreation Center. THA has a long-standing tradition for developing fundamentally sound hockey players. THA is a volunteer-based association. Coaches and board members are always needed. Youth, between the ages of 4-18 (as of December 31, 2015), are eligible. Visit for registration information for the 2015-2016 season.

THA Instructional Programs

The Timbit and Beginner Programs were first developed by Frank Murphy during the 1980's and have evolved over the years. THA I-Programs have been updated to reflect current USA Hockey principles. We encourage parental participation within these programs. Both programs serve very well in developing THA's future coaches for the Mini-Mite and Mite Programs. The Tim-Bits Program (sponsored by Tim Horton's) meets once per week (generally Saturdays at 9:20 a.m.) and is for ages 4 and up. This program is intended for fi rst-timers and for those who cannot yet skate on their own. All players will receive their own jersey. A registration fee is required. There is no monthly ice-fee for this program, although there are occasional minor costs for parties and/or other events. The Beginner's program meets twice per week (generally Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings) and is for 4-14 year olds. This is a more advanced program and is intended for those who can already skate on their own and for older players. All players will receive their own jersey. A registration fee is required. There is no monthly ice-fee for this program, although there are occasional minor costs for parties and/or other events. Basic skating skills as well as the fundamentals of hockey are taught. Full hockey gear is required for both programs, including a helmet, shoulder, elbow and knee pads, hockey pants, hockey gloves, a neck guard, mouth guard and hockey skates along with a hockey stick. Both I-Programs start after Labor Day and continue through the first week of March. For more info visit

Sponsor Opportunities

Maximize the marketing potential at the Kennedy Recreation Center, as thousands of people, representing all age groups, visit on a daily basis. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Reach more people in one year than any other location within Trenton and the surrounding communities. Combine your marketing dollars to have signage at multiple locations such as the Elizabeth Park Marina and the Aquatic Center and receive tremendous discounts. Check-out all the benefits and give us a call to see what package is best for you!

Info: (734) 676-7172

Ice Rental

Looking for a unique special event or fun place to hold a birthday party? Or maybe you just want to rent ice? How about the Kennedy Recreation Center? Give us a call and let us help you plan your next party or special event.

Info: (734) 676-7172


Spring Youth Hockey

The Spring Hockey League is available for all travel and house teams interested in extending their season or getting a jump on next year. The collaboration with the DISC allows us to keep local teams local and gives a great variety of teams for those that want to travel. Registration begins in March, season begins in April.

Summer HS Hockey

Can't get enough of high school hockey during the winter months? Cool off this summer inside the Kennedy Recreation Center and watch some of the areas best high school hockey teams battle it out. There is no charge for spectators. It's great, affordable entertainment. Call for schedule, 676-7172.

Ice Hockey Schools

School may be out for summer, but hockey is in session! The Kennedy Recreation Center will host a number of Ice Hockey Schools over the summer months. Schools are administered by independent-private organizations. The following schools are scheduled. Call (734) 676-7172 for school fees and contacts.

SCHOOL                                            DATE
Downriver Hockey Academy               All Summer
Laura Stamm Skating                         July 17-19
Andy Greene Hockey School              July 31 - August 4


For an up to date open skating schedule, click here.

Senior Drop-in Skate

Skate the day away! Come to the Kennedy Recreation Center to skate Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. Bring your skates or rent a pair. Make the best of a snowy day or cool off from a summer scorcher.

Info: (734) 676-7172


USFS Skating Lessons


USFS Skating Lessons - The Learn to Skate Program (L2S) is a great way for your child to have fun on the ice. They will learn coordination and balance while gliding across the ice. Whether your child wants to play hockey or figure skate, they will need to learn the basics first. First time skaters between the ages of 3 and 6 will begin in Snowplow Sam 1 and skaters ages 7 and over will start in Basic 1. Children will progress through the levels of listed below:

  • Snowplow 1 - 3
  • Basic 1 - 8
  • Free skate 1 - 6

    United States Figure Skating sanctioned lessons are taught by experienced instructors that have been through the programs and have reached some of the highest possible levels in skating. First time registrants will be required to pay a $15 USFS fee which is good for one year. Classes are offered on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, you can pick one or sign up for both.

    Session 1: September 12 - October 24 | Register: beginning August 10
    Session 2: November 7 - December 19 | Register: beginning October 5
    Session 3: January 9 - February 20       |Register: beginning December 7 Session 4 and 5: Dates are TBD

    Please check our website for further updates and fees.


High School Hockey

State Champs Trenton "Trojans", along with Riverview "Pirates", Gibraltar Carlson "Marauders" and Grosse Ile "Red Devils" hockey teams call Kennedy Recreation Center home. The season kicks off at the end of November. Game tickets available at schools and at door.

Info: (734) 676-7172

Adult Hockey League

Adult Hockey League Adult Hockey is the fastest growing sport in Michigan. There are many different levels for all skaters, both men and women, to enjoy. Currently Michigan Sports Enterprises runs leagues year round and offers a Hockey School for Adult players. Check them out at Or try the Over 30 Hockey, which plays September through March, you can find more information at


Kennedy Rec Center Adult Hockey Beginning in Fall 2007, the City of Trenton has been proud to partner with Michigan Sports Enterprises (MSE) in hosting what is now the largest adult hockey league in the Downriver area at Kennedy Recreation Center.

Launched in 1997 by  adult hockey players, MSE organizes adult leagues, schools and tournaments in several parnering arenas in Metro Detroit.  MSE ranks as the largest single independent adult hockey program in Michigan and one of the largest in the entire United States with nearly 400 teams and 3,000 inidividuals participating in the 2012-13 Fall/Winter, Spring and Summerseasons.  MSE always has room for additional teams and players. For information on how you can become a part of MSE, visit their website at

Michigan Sports Enterprises: "We operate a clean, well-managed rink with excellent ice conditions, and MSE has an unmatched 10-year track record of running the biggest and best-organized adult hockey leagues in Michigan. It's a perfect partnership, and one that we're sure will bring a lot of fun and excitement to Trenton and neighboring communities."

MSE was founded in 1997 by veteran adult hockey player Al Zawacky, who was unhappy at the time with the way his league was being run by the local ice rink. Today, he and MSE Vice President/General Manager Steve Ricucci run what they call "The Adult Hockey League Run by Adult Hockey Players." "We pride ourselves on being the program run by recreational hockey players not by a rink manager or a Zamboni driver," Zawacky said. "If there are games being played or a clinic in session, someone from MSE is there before and after to answer any questions or address any concerns."

"A lot of adult hockey programs I've played in didn't show the players the respect and attention they deserve as customers. We do, 100 percent of the time. And that's what makes MSE different. What this means for teams are all the special features and benefits that MSE has pioneered over it's successful 10-year history", Ricucci said. "Some of these are our 24-hour game-time hotline, flexible scheduling, on-site supervision, easy and affordable payment options, referees who are continuously evaluated and screened, the best possible ice times available, and our up-to-the minute website featuring game results and standings updated in virutal real-time." he said. "We take a lot of pride in being the best-run, most-organized and service-oriented adult hocky program around."  

Freestyle Practice


Click here for an up to date ice schedule including freestyle ice!

This is a great opportunity for figure skaters to get some extra practice. Private coaches may work with
individuals or you can work on your own as you try to improve all your jumps. Each session is limited to
25 skaters. Cost is $10 per skater per hour.

Call 734-676-7172 for more info.

Parent-Tot Skating

Bring your little one out to skate on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 11am-12noon.  Skates are available for rental.  This skating session allows for parents to skate with their tots and teach them balance and get them familiar with the ice!  Click here for up to date schedule that may reflect changes.

Call 734-676-7172 for more info.



MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase Showcase

February 2, 3, 4, 2017

Get Ready! The City of Trenton and the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League will be combining efforts for the 14th consecutive year to bring you the 15th Annual MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase. The Top 42 High School Hockey Teams in the Mid-West including teams from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana will show what hockey is all about. Over three days each team will play two games and showcase their talents in front of the best professional, college and junior scouts involved in hockey. This event is possible by the support of the Community and we are always looking to add to our volunteer base. Give us a call at 734-676-7172 and come join the fun!





The 51st Annual

Jamboree on Ice

April 27, 28, 29, 2017

The Jamboree on Ice is Downriver's longest running show and displays the talent of all ages from 3-99.  This year's Jamboree on Ice will pick upright where we left off last year. We will celebrate the skills of our growing students.  You will be able to see amazing jumps and precision synchronized skating.  Tickets are available at the Trenton Kennedy Recreation Center Office beginning in Mid-March.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Holidays at Kennedy

Halloween Scary Skate
October 29, 2016

Join the ghost and goblins for the 13th Annual Scary Skate for all ages. It's an evening of fun games and more! Wear your costume, grab some skates and bring a bag to collect treats. You're going to have a goblin good time. Contact the KRC for more event info.

Thanksgiving Turkey Skate
November 19, 2016

Gobble, gobble, gobble. . .Trot over to the Kennedy Recreation Center for the Turkey Skate! A variety of fun activities will be scheduled to keep you trotting. There will be open skating, turkey trot races, a turkey shoot and more fowl fun for all ages! Bring a canned good for the Trenton Food Pantry and receive a $1.00 discount off admission! For more event info contact the arena office.

Skating Exhibition & Skate With Santa
December 10, 2016

Enjoy an entertaining afternoon of skating performed by our very own Recreation Figure Skaters! Skaters will perform solo, duo and group features as a special holiday gift to neighbors, family and friends. Bring your skates along for a Skate with Santa following the exhibition! For more information call (734) 676-7172. Make this event a part of your holiday tradition.


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