It's that time of year again. Festive lights and ornaments are on display, the mall is packed with shoppers, and Christmas Music has been playing since Halloween.
One holiday tradition had been missing from South Bend, until now.
The rink was supposed to be up and running by last weekend, but the unseasonably warm weather we've seen recently caused the opening to get pushed pack.
Public skating sessions are:
Monday- Friday 3-5:30 pm - Free skate rental with any paid admission
Saturday 10am-12 noon - With 1 paid adult admission, up to 3 children (6-17 yrs of age) admitted free
Saturday and Sunday 1-3:30 pm - Family deal, 2 or more adults or children $5 per person (includes skate rental)
Saturday and Sunday 4-6 pm - Free skate rental with any paid admission
Sunday 7-9pm - BOGO admission with coupon available online or in the activity guide
Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children. Children 5 and under are admitted free to all sessions. Skate rental is $3 per pair, per session. For more information, please call the Howard Park Ice Rink at 235-9451.
Christmas School Break Specials
Special #1 - With 1 paid adult, up to 3 children admitted free
Special #2 - Family deal: 2 or more adults or children- $5 per person (includes skate rental)
Special $3 - Free skate rental with paid admission
Saturday Dec. 22nd and Sunday Dec. 23rd - same specials as in regular schedule
Monday Dec. 24th 10am - 12 noon - Special #1, 1 - 3:30pm - Special #2
Tuesday Dec. 25th - CLOSED
Wednesday Dec. 26th - Friday Dec. 28th 10am -12 noon - Special #1, 1 - 3:30pm - Special #2, 4 - 6pm - Special #3
Saturday Dec. 29th and Sunday Dec. 30th - same specials as in regular schedule
Monday Dec. 31st 10am - 12 noon - Special #1, 1 - 3:30pm - Special #2, Tuesday Jan. 1st 1 - 3:30pm - Special #2, 4 - 6pm - Special #3
Wednesday Jan. 2nd - Friday Jan. 4th 10am - 12 noon - Special #1, 1 - 3:30 pm - Special #2, 4 - 6 pm - Special #3
Saturday Jan. 5th and Sunday Jan. 6th - same specials as in regular schedule