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

General Information

The ice arena will open Friday, November 26, 2021 at noon. Reservations will not be required this season and there are no capacity limitations.  Masks are recommended in the warming hut, but not required. 

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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
  • Zamboni


Rental Information

For information about renting/reserving the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena, please click here.

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