Nevada November 23, 2016
Visit These 7 Ice Skating Rinks In Nevada For Some Magical Winter Fun
Ice skating is a totally fun winter activity for the whole family! Here are seven ice skating rinks, both indoor and outdoor, that you can enjoy throughout the state this winter. So lace up your skates and take a whirl on the ice (and if you don’t know how to skate, most options offer lessons.)
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. SoBe Ice Arena, North Las Vegas
The SoBe Ice Arena is located in the Fiesta Rancho Casino and Hotel at 2407 North Rancho Drive. This 31,000 square foot rink hosts hockey leagues for children and adults. Ice skating lessons are available on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Check their website for public skating times and days which vary week to week. There are also DJ Nights and private party options for skaters.
2. Arlington Square Ice Rink, Carson City
The rink is located at the corner of North Carson and West Robinson Streets, directly across from the Carson Nugget. The rink is run by the Carson City Parks and Recreation department. This outdoor seasonal rink is open between November 26, 2016 through January 27, 2017. The price is $7 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 and skate rentals are $3 per pair.
3. Rock Rink, Las Vegas
This rink is located in upscale Summerlin and is open from November 11 until the middle of January. The rink is decked out wth Christmas decorations including some lovely Christmas trees, including a 30-foot tree. There's a light show with music played every hour during the evenings. Hours vary so check their website for date and times. Skate rental fees start at $15. You can also purchase tickets online for $15 each. Private skating lessons are also available. The Rock Rink is at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas.
4. Ice Rink at Aces Ballpark, Reno
The Ice Rink at Aces Ballpark is an outdoor rink run by the Aces Baseball team Ballpark. The rink is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm and Sundays 10 am to 7 pm. Groups can reserve the rink for up to 300 people for $1,000 for your own special skate party. There are also group rates for skaters of 20 or more.
It's $8 to skate and $3 for skate rentals. There is also a nearby concession stand. The rink is located at 250 Evans Ave, Reno, NV
5. The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan Hotel on the Strip transforms their rooftop pool into the Ice Rink. The rink is open from November 19 to January 1. The hours are Monday through Thursday, 2 pm to midnight; Friday to Sunday, noon to midnight and from December 19 through January the rink is open to midnight every day. Snow showers occur every 30 minutes from y to 11 pm on Friday to Sunday between November 25 and December 18, and Tuesday to Sunday at 7 - 11 pm from December 19 to January 1. The rink is 4,200 square feet and decorated with Christmas lights with the lights from the Strip as an incredible background.
One of the fun things about the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan is the roasted smores and gourmet hot cocoa you can enjoy while watching the skaters go by.
6. Cave Lake State Park, Ely
The rink at Cave Lake State Park is open to visitors in the winter. Admission to the park is free and equipment rentals are available. The park is located on State Road 486 (Success Summit Road). The rink and park also hosts a "Fire and Ice Show" in January featuring some amazing ice sculptures.
7. Las Vegas Ice Center, Las Vegas
This rink is primarily used for hockey teams and figure skating lessons. There are public skate hours Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The rate is $10 per 2 hours for adults (with a $2 discount if you bring your own skates). Children under 6 are $6. You can also book private parties. The Las Vegas Ice Center is located at 9295 West Flaming Road, Las Vegas.
Do you have a favorite ice skating rink in Nevada? Share in the comments!