Press Release - John and Dede Howard Ice Arena Winter Season Schedule
With the holidays now over, the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena has returned to their regular schedule. Please note the Howard Ice Arena will hold regular hours on Monday, Janaury15 (Martin Luther King Day).Read more ...
Job Opportunity for Marina/Ice Arena Operations Assistant
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Marina/Ice Arena Operations Assistant.Read more ...
Christmas Tree Pick-Up Notice
Beginning December 27, 2017, and continuing through January 26, 2018, the City of St. Joseph will pick up Christmas trees from city residents.Read more ...
December "City Connection" Newsletter
The December 2017 City Connection newsletter has been published.
City of St. Joseph Receives Improved Classification of ISO Rating
Public Safety Director Uridge reports, "Congratulations City of St. Joseph."Read more ...
2018 St. Joseph Public Art Exhibit: Magical Kingdom of St. Joseph
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE MAGICAL KINGDOM OF ST. JOSEPH DURING ITS 15th ANNUAL PUBLIC ART EXHIBIT
MAY 18-SEPT. 20, 2018
IMPORTANT: Press Release: Information about House Bill 4503/Senate Bill 329 and Short-Term Rentals
It is important for residents to educate themselves regarding House Bill 4503 and Senate Bill 329. Please click on information from the Michigan Municipal League and others through a Letter and Press Release explaining the effect these two bills will have on our community.Read more ...
For additional information on the SAW Grant, please click on the links.Read more ...
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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: Andrew Peters
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.