Howard Park South Bend
Howard Park South Bend South Bend IN United States 46617


Dec 07 - 28 2019


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free Learn To Skate Classes

At South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, we strive to make sure every resident has full access to all of our park amenities, regardless of personal circumstances. This value led to the creation of our Skate It Forward (SIF) initiative, which aims to eliminate barriers to entry to Howard Park’s Ice Trail for fellow residents.

One such barrier is the ability to skate, and thanks to SIF we are excited to be able to offer introductory skating lessons for the public at no additional cost to the price of admission. Every Saturday morning, during the first hour of public skating, two half-hour introductory level skating classes will be held on the Tire Rack Ice Pond. These are very basic, entry level classes focused on getting new skaters with no prior skating experience (and of all ages) to build confidence and get more comfortable on the ice.

To provide a quality experience for participants, classes are capped at 20 individuals to maintain a proper instructor-to-student ratio. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Follow the link below to register for a class.

219 S. St. Louis Blvd.
South Bend, IN

Building Hours

Mon.–Fri.  8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sunday  1:00 PM–8:00 PM

Park Hours

Daily  6:00 AM–11:00 PM

(574) 299-4765


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