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Bonaventure Family Skating Center
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Today 12:00 – 6:00 pm
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24505 Halsted Rd Farmington Hills, MI 48335
24505 Halsted RoadUSMichiganFarmington Hills48335
(248) 476-2200bonaventureskate.com
Roller Skating Rink, Video ArcadeToday 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday ClosedThursday ClosedFriday 7:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 12:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 6:00 pm
We are the all new Bonaventure Skate. Under new ownership and management.
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Roller-skating venue with an 80-ft. by 160-ft. rink, music videos, DJ, snack bar, pro shop & arcade.- Google
"...as it was family friendly.I could not believe how nice this rink is now."
"No roller rink worth it's salt lets people come out on the floor without skates."
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Michael Brown
a month ago
I had been to Bonaventure for a kids' birthday party last year and was given a few buy-one-get-one-free admission pass cards, So I decided to take my two boys over there today (Saturday morning session). Worst decision EVER. Here's why: 1). As others have pointed out, everything is over-priced. Sorry to speak of another rink in a Bonaventure review, but Bonaventure charges $3 for popcorn, a full $2 more than where I normally go - Northland Roller Rink. Same for the hotdogs. What's with these prices? Am I at the movies? 2). Too many games. This is how I know automatically that Bonaventure is not a place for serious skaters. Is this a roller rink or a Chuckee Cheeses? 3). The floor is WAY to slick. It's like someone sprinkled baby powder all over it. I noticed a couple of spots on the floor where old polyurethane remained - from the days back when it had a 'proper' finish. Other than that, the floor appears to be virtually bare! This is inexcusable. I couldn't even perform to my fullest today because the floor was to slick for my wheels to grip. Put a proper finish on your floor, Bonaventure! 4). The music is awful. Not awful if you're a pre-pubescent girl with no sense of rhythm or pre-adolescent boy on a sugar rush. But insanely, indefensibly, intolerably awful if you came to actually, ummmm, I don't know... SKATE to a comprehensible BEAT!?!? 5). The floor guards are a joke. I fully understand that kids just learning to skate will often skate opposite the flow of traffic. Kids are just dense that way. Mine included. But the floor guards did NOTHING to stem the tide of kid after kid after kid who put both themselves and others in harm's way by skating blindly into oncoming skaters and cutting across the middle of the floor. 6). Which brings me to my final and equally as important critique: The skating "Crutches" they charge $5 for kids to use in a backwards attempt to help teach them balance. I CRINGED when I saw those things. I literally stood there shaking my head watching as unknowing parents put their kids on these things thinking they were doing them a favor. These devices DO NOT teach balance. They teach dependence. Anyone who uses these for prolonged periods of time will develop a dependence which will make it very difficult to learn balance on their own. Parents: This is NOT how your kids will learn to skate. Like modern luxury cars that parallel park themselves (hence, reinforcing and rewarding ones lack of basic driving skills) these 'walkers' will ruin your child's ability to learn for themselves how to balance themselves on skates. Stop worrying about them falling. That's going to happen. That's how they learn what not to do. I must add one more point: Bonaventure, stop letting patrons walk across the floor in their shoes. No roller rink worth it's salt lets people come out on the floor without skates. That's Roller Rink 101, people. Finally, let me qualify my comments by saying that I am an old-school free-style roller skater. Quads, never blades. I've had my boys taking lessons for the past couple of months at the same place I took lessons when I was a kid (Northland Roller Rink), but figured I'd give Bonaventure a go this one Saturday. Never again... EVER!
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Response from the owner - a month ago
You are so correct we are a place for kids and family's. We do have an adult skate the last Sunday of every month 7-10pm. Our price to skate is only $8.00 to skate plus rental. We hope you come back for the adult skate. Mr.Dave
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dave decator
a year ago
This place has new ownership as of the beginning of 2013 and yes the music did change. They only play music that is family freindly. They did take request as long as it was family friendly.I could not believe how nice this rink is now. They totally remodeled this place new carpet paint snack bar lighting. Looks great its a must see. Most other rinks are old and dirty but not this one. Great place for a birthday party.
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Mishael Bingham
2 years ago
Wow, the new management is amazing. The staff are all extremely friendly and personable, they have a good mix of music, great arcade games, and the renovations and improvements being done are making this place look fantastic. Come and check it out! you will have a great time.
christopher brantley
5 months ago
Too much fun for the kids!
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Jerry Spaulding
a month ago
I skated at Bonaventure when I was a kid. I have some great memories and made many friends while skating there. I hadn't been there in quite a while but my son turned five and I wanted him to experience a part of my childhood that I really loved. BAD IDEA! I have never had such a negative experience at any place that I've taken my family, like I did at Bonaventure! There was an older man that was extremely rude. It was obvious that helping us was a total inconvenience and he couldn't have been more obnoxious! I tried to locate a manager and explain the situation but could not find someone who was clearly in charge. I asked three employees if they could point me to the manager, and none could help. After getting something to eat in there over priced snack area, we decided to leave. My son needed to use the bathroom which was generally clean, except for the disgusting toilet filled with feces! Needless to say we will NEVER be back! If you want to go somewhere and have fun with your family...DON'T GO HERE!!!!!!
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Pamela Valdez
2 years ago
I would like to discourage all my friends, family and parents from ever attending the Bonaventure Family Skating Center in Farmington Hills. I called earlier in the week and asked to set up a birthday party for one of my daughters. I was told to come in "anytime" as long as there was staff in the building to reserve a spot and to give a deposit. I went there this afternoon and there was a older gentleman & two ladies eating at the concession stand. I kindly told them that I was there to reserve for a party and was rudely told by the manager to come back at 8 pm because they were closed. I preceded to tell them that I called earlier and told them what I was told about coming in. I also couldn't come back at 8 pm because I had children to put to bed and if they could make an exception. I then asked if they were the owners and was told that the only person that could set up the party was the manager who was the older lady eating at the concession stand. The manager said that she wasn't going to do it because she was eating and rudely pushed her food away and got up. She obviously made it clear that I was an inconvenience. At this moment, I was appalled by her actions and customer service that we left the building. The whole transaction would have taken literally 5 minutes and that all she needed was my deposit. I did tell her that I would make sure that I would tell everyone of our experience and that they didn't deserve my hard earned money. I have been a small business owner and believe that customer service can make a big difference. No one, especially our children, should have to endure the rude behavior at this establishment.
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Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Bonaventure is under new ownership as of January 2013. We are sorry that you had a bad experience on your visit prior to this. Please stop in again and I am sure you will find that we value everyone that walks thru our doors.. Mr. Dave
Melonee Holley
2 years ago
The new management plays the weirdest music. They will not take requests. This use to be my favorite skating place now it kind of sucks
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Yes the music did change. We are now playing Top 40 and R&B. We do take request as long as the song is family friendly.
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mark duffie
a year ago
Awesome place to take your kids skating. i had a blast.

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