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Request for Proposal (RFP) City Hall HVAC Roof Top Unit Replacement
Howard Ice Arena Open Skate Thanksgiving Schedule
We invite you to ice skate at the Howard Ice Arena over the holiday season. Please click on Open Skate Schedule to view the Open Skate dates and times.
Time to remove all election related political signs from your property
In accordance with St. Joseph City Code of Ordinance Section 25-3(6)h.5 temporary political signs related to an election must be removed on the 7th day following an election.Read more ...
Request for Proposals (RFP) Water & Sewer and Maintenance Supplies
The City of St. Joseph is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a price list for the purchase of commonly used water and sewer repair parts and supplies.Read more ...
Request for Proposals (RFP) Public Works Materials and Supplies
The City of St. Joseph is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a price list for the purchase of construction and maintenance materials and supplies for use by the Department of Public Works.Read more ...
Per- and Polyfloalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a group of chemicals that have been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an emerging contaminant on the national level.Read more ...
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.
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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