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John Lindell Ice Arena

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The ice arena features two NHL sized rinks. Originally constructed in 1971 with one indoor  rink and one outdoor rink. The second sheet of ice was enclosed in 1995 in part of a $3.5 million renovation. The arena received its namesake from John Lindell, who served as Royal Oak’s Director of Parks and Recreation for 16 years. The rink is home to the Royal Oak Hockey Club, New Edge Figure Skating Club, the Royal Oak Ravens High School Hockey Team and Shrine Knights High School Hockey Team.

Rink Information

John Lindell – Royal Oak Ice Arena

1403 Lexington Blvd.

Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone: 248-246-3950

Fax: 248-246-3951



Kris Barnes

Kris Barnes

General Manager

Phone: 248-246-3950

Kris received his Masters in Sports Management from the University of Michigan in April 2003, after receiving his Bachelor of Sports Management & Communication from Michigan in December of 2001. During his time at Michigan, Barnes interned at the university’s Yost Ice Arena and Michigan Stadium, where he was responsible for such things as event management, game-day operations, facility operations and ice maintenance. Barnes started in the general manager role at John Lindell-Royal Oak in October of 2015. He currently resides in Livonia with his wife and two kids.

Jeff Bernyk

Jeff Bernyk

Hockey Director/Assistant Manager

Phone: 248-246-3950

Drew Stanbury

Assistant Manager

Phone: 248-246-3950

Front Office Staff


Phone: 248-246-3950 Fax: 248-246-3951