U.S. Blades Family Sports Center

U.S. Blades Family Sports Center was a multi-purpose sports complex located in West Bloomfield, MI. At it's peak, the facility was a regional draw that featured ice skating rinks, a pro shop, and a rock climbing wall.

The original structure built sometime between 1965-71, and its use at the time is unknown. Roller hockey, a varient of ice hockey that used rollerblades and a dry surface started to become popular in the early 1990's. By 1992, U.S. Blades was incorporated, and located in the West Bloomfield location. Over 2,000 teens waited outside in March of 1994 to get autographs from boy band New Kids on the Block.

Throughout 2000 and 2001 the complex underwent an extensive renovation. The upgraded facility had one ice hockey and three roller hockey rinks, as well as a "whirlyball" court. By 2004, however, the fall hockey season was cancelled due to lack of registration.

In September of 2005, U.S. Blades changed ownership and moved into the Rochester Skating Center, continuing to focus on ice and roller hockey. Amid a downturn in the popularity of roller hockey, U.S. Blades went out of business in 2007. The West Bloomfield location was vacant until it was demolished in September of 2011 to make way for a senior citizens home.