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'Tis Almost The Season For Ice Skating In Vegas

October 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM | by | Comments (3)

Ice skating rinks are Vegas' pumpkin spice lattes. And, it's almost time to enjoy this seasonal treat once more.

Last year saw not one, but four ice skating rinks around Las Vegas with three on The Strip at Caesars Palace, Venetian and The Cosmopolitan and one in Downtown Vegas at the Gold Spike. There's no reason not to expect all four to offer visitors a way to glide through the holiday season once again, with the Cosmo being the first to make it official.

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See The Las Vegas Wranglers For Free At Fiesta Rancho

Where: 2400 North Rancho [map], 89130
December 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas is a pretty amazing place. Once you think you’ve mastered everything there is to do, you find something new. After you conquer the Vegas Strip, you head to rapidly developing Downtown Vegas to find new things to discover. When you’re finished exploring one of those areas, the other has a host of new things to do. You can venture off Strip to Red Rock Canyon and Boulder Highway and find new casinos to explore along your way to fresh air and desert scenery.

This writer was a Vegas tourist for about 10 years before moving here a few years back. It’s rare to find something entirely new that has been under my nose this whole time. The Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team play their home games at the Orleans Arena. Tickets cost as little as $6. That’s quite a bargain if you’re looking for a different kind of entertainment. However, there’s a cheaper way to catch the Wranglers in action.

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A Sneak Peek At Gold Spike's Rink

Where: 217 Las Vegas Boulevard North [map], 89101
December 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

In Downtown Vegas, Gold Spike plans to offer ice skating by week's end.

Execs have transformed a parking lot adjacent to its outdoor lounge area into a 4,000-square-foot ice rink for the season. We popped in for a peek on Sunday. Comfy lounge seating, fire pits, heater lamps, a parking lot light turned Christmas tree as well as log cabin-esque tiny houses to go complete the holiday scene.

So, when can you give it a go? We're not quite sure. At the time of our visit, staff didn't know exactly when the rink of faux ice would make its debut, except that it would happen by the end of this week.

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Make That Four Ice Skating Rinks In Vegas

December 4, 2013 at 5:13 PM | by | Comments (3)

Who knew this desert city yearned to glide through the chill of a dry winter so much? (Hey, if we can say "dry heat," we can say dry winter!)

It all started when Venetian/Palazzo built a floating ice rink Strip-side in 2011. The Cosmopolitan decided to join the party in 2012 and, in a few days, Caesars Palace will throw their hat skates into the ring rink, too. But, why should The Strip have all the fun?

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This Season, There Will Be Three Places To Ice Skate On The Strip

Where: 89109
November 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM | by | Comment (1)

Venetian/Palazzo now offers Venice. Cosmopolitan has transformed its Boulevard Pool into The Rink. And soon, Caesars Palace will have a skate in the game, too.

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Coming To Vegas? Don't Forget Your Ice Skates

November 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM | by | Comments (0)

Ok, you don't really need to bring ice skates with you to Vegas. We are a desert, after all. But, we're also a hospitality town... and we've totally taken care of that for you!

The Venetian and Palazzo have fired up their annual holiday tree of lights and will soon host Strip-side ice skating for all to enjoy for the third year in a row. Part of the resorts' Winter in Venice festivities, ice skating (ok, not real ice but close enough) will be offered November 18 through January 5. Hours will be daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission will be $14.95 and includes a skate rental. If you're a Nevada resident or a Grazie Players Club member, you can shave five bucks off that.

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Cosmo Bringing Ice Skating Back, Too

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Venetian may have been first to announce the return of ice skating, but The Cosmopolitan will once again make sure they're not the only resort to offer the popular winter-time attraction.

The Cosmo has announced that Boulevard Pool will transform into an ice rink starting Friday, November 22. New this year, even an bigger skating area as well as new eats and sips. Last year's fire pits, picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will all make a comeback as well as Date Skate Mondays which will feature the backdrop of holiday movies broadcast on The Cosmo's mega-marquee.

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Venetian Bringing Ice Skating Back (Or, Yes, It's Already Time To Talk About The Holidays)

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 28, 2013 at 8:49 PM | by | Comment (1)

This seems crazy, but we're already being forced to talking about trying to get in a few more pool visits, Halloween and, now, the holidays. The Venetian and Palazzo have issued a press release announcing the return of their Winter in Venice celebration. And, answering what we all want to know in a few months time, when can we get our ice skating on again?

Well, ice skating will return to V & P for the third year in a row November 18 through January 5. But, as the press alert points out, it's not real ice, it's ven-ICE (see what they.. ok, you probably did):

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Ice Skating at Cosmo

December 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

This week, we received an invitation from our friends at Yelp to go ice skating.Yes, in this desert we call Las Vegas. This writer hails from frosty Chicago and was just starting to feel a little homesick about Christmas. Ice skating sounded like the perfect remedy.

The Cosmopolitan has transformed its Boulevard Pool into an ice skating rink for the holidays. A large platform has been installed over the top of the pool, creating both the rink and a green astro-turfed area with plenty of communal seating. The rink itself is composed of actual ice, unlike the rival “ice” skating rink at the Venetian.

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Ice Skate On The Strip, Ski In The Mountains

November 21, 2012 at 8:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas may have all the fixin's for Thanksgiving, but with an expected high of 72 degrees for the holiday, it definitely won't feel like it. While the temperature may not reflect the time of year (outside of Vegas, anyway), folks can still enjoy two traditional winter activities while in Vegas -- ice skating and skiing.

The Venetian/Palazzo welcomed ice skating back to The Strip this past Sunday. Paying guests can take to the ice daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through January 6. And, starting November 30, The Cosmopolitan will offer ice skating, too. Also, daily, but times will vary from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. through 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. And, yes, you'll need to pay here as well. Expect to fork over between $10 and $20 dollars at either resort, depending on what discounts you can score and whether you'll need to rent skates, too.

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Venetian To Freeze Over Again

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S [map], 89109
October 22, 2012 at 1:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ice skating must've proved popular for celebrity photo ops at the Venetian last year because it's coming back. In fact even the other Disneyland is putting a rink in after last year's Success at the Sands(TM)*. (*The rise of one rink may or may not (not) have any relation to the other. We may or may not (not) have trademarked that phrase).

Getting back to topic, an old school letter received at the offices of Mr. Pappagiorgio this weekend alerted us to the return of Winter in Venice and its "stunning light and floral displays, festive treats, and the only skating rink on the Strip".

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Ice Skating Starts At Venetian Next Week (Eek!)

November 18, 2011 at 8:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

You know what's going to have a really long line starting on Monday? Oh, for sure the Venetian's amazeballs gondola-side ice skating rink which makes it debut that night. No, we're thinking more about the Venetian's Players Club Desk. 'Cause by having a Grazie card in your hand, you can scrape $5 bucks off the regularly priced $14.95 admission saving you what should be just enough for a hot cup of joe, choco or apple cider inside when you're done.

Visitors will be able to lace up their skates starting Monday at 8 p.m. (Woo-hoo! Night skate! Please let there be glow in the dark skates, oh please, oh please, oh please...) After that, you can glide on down anytime between 11 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. through January 8.

Guests will be allowed to skate in 30-minute sessions and only 60 people will be allowed on the ice at a time. Families with Grazie cards will get the most for their money with up to three tykes (ages 7-12) getting in free with every paid adult admission. The only bummer for you (but, win for singletons) is that kids under 7 will be sidelined.

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