Six ways to hit the ice this winter
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Las Vegas may be in the middle of the desert, but you’ll still find a few opportunities for ice skating this winter holiday season. From colorful magical escapes to ice hockey arenas, the following picks are your top bets for hitting the ice in Sin City.
The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan
The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan remains your best option for holiday ice skating on the Strip. The resort’s rooftop Boulevard Pool deck is home to a 4,200-square-foot ice rink with festive surroundings. Grab a drink in the all-new chalet with seasonal snacks and s’mores you can roast by a fire pit. The Ice Rink also screens free holiday movies on select nights.
Hours: Noon-11 p.m. daily until Jan. 2. (Noon-midnight Dec. 24-25.)
Price: Admission to the deck is free. Skate rentals are $30 daily ($20 for locals, military and first responders with valid ID). Skate aids are $15 daily.
The Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin has been reimagined as Enchant for the winter holiday season. Families can take photos with Santa, snap photos within the lights of an illuminated maze, feast on local eats and shop for last-minute Christmas gifts. Soak in the sights with a journey on an ice skating trail that loops around in a circle, surrounded by trees and other seasonal outdoor decor. Making a reservation is highly encouraged when buying tickets online, since skating blocks are known to sell out, especially on weekends. The ice trail is next to an outdoor bar and lounge, where parents can keep an eye on their kids.
Hours: 4:30-11:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the final night, Jan. 2)
Price: General admission to Enchant is $20-35 for adults (18-64), $19-25 for children (3-17), $20-32 for seniors (65 and over), military, and EMS. Skate rentals begin at $8.
Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin
If you’re looking for a more casual (and less crowded) alternative to Enchant, the Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin is right across the street. The 8,000-square-foot ice skating rink is near The Pavilion at the Lawn with a 40-foot-tall decorated tree, train rides for the kids and a chalet to meet with Santa and snap photos.
Hours: Hours vary so check online. Rock Rink runs until Jan. 17.
Price: Skate rentals begin at $16. Train rides are $4 per person.
City National Arena
The City National Arena (yet another option in Downtown Summerlin) is a popular destination for watching open Vegas Golden Knights practices. Guests can also take a turn on the ice themselves by signing up in advance for an open-skate session. Adults lessons and monitored freestyle sessions are also available for more serious skaters.
Hours: Hours vary per day. Sign up for a time block online.
Price: $10 per person ($7 with military ID). Skate rentals are $3. Annual passes are $375 ($250 with military ID).
The new training facility for the minor-league Henderson Silver Knights, has AHL and NHL regulation rinks available for open skating. Participants must register and sign up for a specific time in advance. The Lifeguard Arena also provides skate lessons and freestyle sessions (with the presence of a coach required).
Hours: Hours vary per day. Check the online calendar to sign up for a specific time. The arena is closed Dec. 31.
Price: $10 per person ($7 with military ID). Skate rentals are $3.
Las Vegas Ice Center
A popular spot for youth ice hockey training, the Las Vegas Ice Center is holding Winter Wonderland open skate sessions through Dec. 26. Call 702-320-7777 for more details.
Hours: Sessions are available 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Price: $20 per person.