Olympic gold medalist to attend Howard Park grand opening
SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano is set to attend the grand opening of Howard Park on November 29, according to South Bend Venues Parks and Arts (SBVPA).
Boitano, a professional figure skater, has won more than 50 titles and has been inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, among other honors.
Grand opening festivities at Howard Park will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29, SBVPA said.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place at 6 p.m. and additional festivities will follow.
Boitano, who is also an author and Food Network star, will host a book signing at Mishawaka’s Barnes & Noble location for his new cookbook ahead of the grand opening.
Howard Park, once open, will boast a new plaza, recreation center, interactive water fountains, ice skating trail, children’s play area, athletic fields, café, event spaces, memorial landscape, and other amenities.
The ice skating trail at Howard Park will be one of only a couple in the country.