Howard Park Ice Trail

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Howard Park Ice Trail

Howard Park’s 16,000 square foot ice trail and pond is a premier winter destination for the South Bend region.  The ice trail features rolling hills and soft curves that provide skaters with a diverse terrain when making their way around the loop. The ice pond is attached to the ice trail but provides a more traditional skating experience with an isolated skating area that can be used for learning to skate or skating activities like broomball.

Ice skating is available throughout the cold-weather season, 7 days a week. Admission to the skate trail and pond and skate rentals are available at the support building located on the east side of the park.

The ice trail is managed by the Venues Parks and Arts Dept.


Howard Park Ice Trail is located at 219 S. St. Louis Blvd. South Bend, IN 46617 next to the Howard Park Event Center


The ice skating season usually runs from Black Friday (at the end of November) through mid-March, weather permitting. Inquirers can call 574-299-4765 for current dates.

The ice trail is open to the Public 7 days a week, times vary depending on the day of the week and can be viewed online or call 574-299-4765.

How can one reserve?

Reservations for open skate must be made online as skating sessions have limited capacity. Admissions can be purchased onsite for sessions not sold out.

Discounted admissions are available for families who may not be able to afford full admission price thru our Skate-it-Forward program. Click here for more information.

Skate lessons are offered on Monday nights, must register in advance at

Information for Skating Parties (with Howard Park Event Room rental) can be found here.

Information for School Groups/Field Trips can be found here.

Information for Private Ice (no event room included) can be found here.


For questions call 574-299-4765 or visit the Howard Park website