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Agenda for City Commission meeting, Monday, September 27 @ 6:00 PM
To view the agenda items before the St. Joseph City Commission at its meeting of Monday, September 27, 2021, at 6:00 p.m go to the following link:
Job Opening: Ice Arena Operations Assistant
Request for Proposals (RFP) Bluff Restroom Painting Project
Proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by the City of St. Joseph City Clerk's Office, 700 Broad St. St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) Tiscornia & Water Tower Parks Master Plans - 2021
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals for the Tiscornia and Water Tower Parks Master Plans project.Read more ...
Job Opening: Ice Arena Operations — Seasonal Employment
The City of St. Joseph is now accepting applications for seasonal employment at the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena for the upcoming Fall/Winter season.Read more ...
City of St. Joseph General Contact Information, May, 2021
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Job Opening: Seasonal Laborer
The City of St. Joseph is currently accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Laborer in the Public Works Department.Read more ...
New website lets tourists visit St. Joseph from the comfort of their couches
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (July 29, 2020) – The City of St. Joseph, in concert with The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and St. Joseph Today, recently announced the launch of a site that allows visitors to virtually stroll through downtown St. Joseph, facilitate shopping and check out what’s new along the bluff.Read more ...
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John and Dede Howard Ice Arena
Located off of Willa Drive and adjacent to Whittlesey Park, the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena is a great, family-friendly, ice arena 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 ice arena is seasonal. The Ice Arena closed March 21, 2021 for the season.
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 Arena is a partially enclosed, refrigerated NHL-sized (200' x 85') outdoor Arena. The Arena is open to the weather outside; however, it has a roof above it to help protect it from some of the weather's elements. The Arena 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 facility to inquire about weather-related closings.
Ice Rink Amenities
- Concession Stand - Currently Closed
- Enclosed Roof
- Open Skate
- Rental (for personal use or club)
- Skate Rental
- Warming Shelter
For information about renting/reserving the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena, please click here.
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