Winter Festivities

The City of Crown Point offers a number of special events during the winter to get you through the cold and often harsh weather.

Regardless of age, we are confident you will find something that interests you.

Check out Bulldog Park for open skate, rat hockey and high school and collegiate hockey games.

Weather permitting, our NHL-sized ice rink at Bulldog Park is scheduled to open Thanksgiving weekend. 

Open Skate Hours

Hours are subject to change. Please check our calendar below for current February 2022 open skate hours.

  1. PACE Department

    Physical Address
    183 S West St
    Crown Point, IN 46307

Prices for the 2022 Skating Season


$5 per person
Free for senior citizens (62 and older)

Skate Rental


Skate Assists

Free, available on a first-come, first-serve basis

Pick up "RAT" Hockey

$10 per player

Learn to Skate

Learn the FUNdamentals of ice skating through the Crown Point Parks and Recreation Learn to Skate program for participants ages 3 and older. The ice skating lessons will focus on basic skills, including safety, balance, skating forward and backward, stopping, gliding, hopping and being comfortable on the ice while having fun! 

The final Learn to Skate session in 2022 will be held once a week for three weeks. Participants are asked to pick their class time. 

Tots, age 3-5: 4:30-5:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 

Beginners 1: 5:15-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 

Beginners 2: 6:15-7 p.m. Tuesday only (Participants must talk to instructor prior to enrolling in Beginners 2)

Adults: 6:15-7 p.m. Thursday only 


$64 - individual fee for Crown Point residents who live within city limits 

$80 - individual fee for non-Crown Point residents who live outside of city limits

Sign up online today, or at our Parks and Recreation office, located on the second floor of Bulldog Park, 183 S. West St.  

Registration deadline: Feb. 10, 2022 

Developmental Hockey 

The Boys and Girls Hockey Instructional League is for participants ages 5-18. The goal of the program is to teach the basics of hockey, including skating, puck handling, passing, shooting and game skills.

Practice sessions are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 6, 2021, to Feb. 23, 2022, with games played on Saturday mornings starting Jan. 8, 2022.

Each player will receive 20+ practice sessions, 10 games and a game jersey.

All instruction and games will be held at Bulldog Park, 183 S. West St., Crown Point.


$280 - individual fee

Registration deadline: Nov. 22, 2021

Adult Hockey League 

Form a team and hit the ice with the Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department Adult Hockey League. 

Players must be 18 and older and registered with USA Hockey prior to playing. Register as an individual or as a team, teams consist of 12 players, including goalies who play free! 

Games will be Monday and Wednesday evening, with overflow days on Thursday evening and Saturday morning. Evening games will start at 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Games start Jan. 3, 2022, and end Feb. 26, 2022. All games are held at Bulldog Park, 183 S. West St., Crown Point. 

Teams will play eight games plus a season-ending tournament. 

Fee, including game jersey 

$125 - individual fee 

$975 - team fee

Registration deadline: Dec. 10, 2021 

For more information about the Learn to Skate and Developmental Hockey programs, or the Adult Hockey League, please contact Crown Point Parks and Recreation at 219-661-2272, or email John Stroia at 

Ice Skating Birthday Parties 

Celebrate your next birthday party on the ice! Small parties will be held in Community Room 1B at Bulldog Park, 183 S. West St. The two-hour party includes admission and skate rental for 25 people, max, and three skate assists. Ice skate sizes are reserved for your party. Please make reservations no later than two weeks prior to the party date. Dates are subject to availability.


$275 - fee for Crown Point residents who live within city limits

$344 - fee for non-Crown Point residents who live outside of city limits

Reserve your spot today by calling 219-661-2271.

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