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Request for Proposal (RFP) Asset Management Plan Update
The City of St. Joseph invites interested Consultants to submit information regarding their experience, qualificatins, and fees for providing professional services for an Asset Management Plan Update.Read more ...
John & Dede Howard Ice Arena Opening January 16th
John & Dede Howard Ice Arena will open on January 16th for open skate and stick & puck. Please visit http://www.sjcityparkrec.com to register.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Right of Way and Cemetery Lawn Maintenance Services
The City of St. Joseph Department of Public Works is soliciting proposals from qualified general lawn maintenance services.Read more ...
Upcoming City Commission Vacancy; Process for Applications
Please see the document at the following link for an announcement on an upcoming City Commission vacancy and the process to apply for consideration to be appointed to that position.Read more ...
Public Notice: Risk Limiting Audit
To view the Public Notice,please click on it.
Job Opening: Public Safety Officer
The City of St. Joseph is accepting resumes for the position of Public Safety Officer.Read more ...
Request for Proposals (RFP) Public Works Heavy Duty Trailer
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested equipment suppliers.Read more ...
To learn more about Floodplain or the Special Flood Hazard Areas in the City of St. Joseph or the 2019 Preliminary revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)) out for 90-day appeal process through the Federal Emergency Mangement Agency (FEMA) beginning December 19, 2020.
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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 Arena Open Skate
Tentative Ice Arena Opening Date – November 21, 2020
Ice Arena Open Skate
Stick & Puck is for hockey skill development and practice.
Ice Rink Amenities
- Concession Stand
- Enclosed Roof
- Open Skate
- Rental (for personal use or club)
- Skate Rental
- Warming Shelter
Winter Schedule and Rates
The ice arena is closed for the season and will re-open in mid-November.
For information about renting/reserving the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena, please click here.
Other Forms and Relevant Information
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