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Notice of Public Meeting: Special Meeting - Request to Allow Temporary Shore Protection
To view the Public Notice for a Public Meeting of the City Commission on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 p.m., please click here.
Howard Ice Arena Open Skate Schedule
Please click on Open Skate Schedule to view the Open Skate hours. The ice arena will tentatively open on November 18th.
October 2019 Newsletter
October 2019 Newsletter Volume 25, Issue 4 has been published.
Truck or Treat Event
Truck or Treat & Movie at the Ice Arena
October 26, 2019
4:00pm – 6:30pm – Touch a Truck & Trick or Treating
7:00pm – Hocus Pocus, 1993 Disney Halloween movie
Trick-or-Treat Hours for City of St. Joseph Residents
Halloween will be held on Thursday, October 31st from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the City of St. Joseph.Read more ...
Request for Proposals (RFP) Engine 104 Refurbishment
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested bidders with sufficient information to submit proposals for consideration by the City of St. Joseph in connection with its needs for the refurbishment of a 1998 Pierce Quantum Pumper.Read more ...
Community Fun Guide Fall 2019
To view the fall recreational newsletter, click here.
To read all the latest news, click here.
John and Dede Howard Ice Rink
Located off of Willa Drive and adjacent to Whittlesey Park, the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena is a great, family-friendly, ice rink within the City of St. Joseph to bring your friends and family.
Ice Arena Manager: Carrie Ogonowski
Address: 2414 Willa Drive (Whittlesey Park)
Phone: (269) 983-8795
The John and Dede Howard Ice Arena was made possible by a generous donation from local residents John and Dede Howard. It has been a great resource to the City by providing fun, family-friendly recreation for the community. Some of the programs the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena hosts are open skating, club hockey, and also our Summer Recreation Program.
The John and Dede Howard Ice Rink is a partially enclosed, refrigerated NHL-sized (200' x 85') outdoor rink. The rink is open to the weather outside; however, it has a roof above it to help protect it from some of the weather's elements. Because it is an outdoor facility, it is subject to weather. Weather may alter the printed schedule of ice times and also the opening and closing dates of the facility. Please either check the news feed of the website or contact the Ice Rink to inquire about weather-related closings.
Ice Rink Amenities
- Concession Stand
- Enclosed Roof
- Open Skate
- Rental (for personal use or club)
- Skate Rental
- Warming Shelter
Winter Schedule and Rates
For information about renting/reserving the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena, please click here.
Other Forms and Relevant Information
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