Winter Trails Gathering


Friday, December 9, 2022


Howard Park

219 S. St. Louis Blvd.

South Bend, IN 46617


Join us at Howard Park in South Bend for a winter trails gathering! This exciting event will discuss the history and design to the trail as well as operations and community engagement.


10:30 – 11:00 | Check in and networking

11:00 – 12:30 | History, Engagement, & Design by Aaron Perri

12:30 – 1:00 | Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 | Programing & Marketing by Danica Kulemeka & Jessica Spoor

2:00 – 4:00 | Tour, Operations, and R&M by Kelli Notteboom, Danica Kulemeka, James Hopkins and John Martinez

4:00 | Optional ice skating

About the Park:

Howard Park’s 16,000 square foot ice trail and pond is a premier winter destination for the region. The ice trail features rolling hills and soft curves that provide skaters with a diverse terrain when making their way around the loop, past fire pits, unique landscaping, and seasonal décor. It features perhaps the only refrigerated ice bridge in the world, which creates an underpass to access the four-season marquee playground. The ice pond is attached to the ice trail, providing a more traditional skating experience with an isolated skating area that can be used for learning to skate or skating activities like broomball. The 13-acre park features other dynamic amenities such as a full-service restaurant, riverwalk, event lawns, and interactive fountains. The ice skating experience, event center, and park itself has won national recognition for its innovation, equitable access, and design. More information is available at