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Sorry, Cosmo: One More Resort Will Bring Ice Skating Back To The Strip

Where: 89109
November 19, 2014 at 5:41 PM | by | Comments (7)

This Friday will see the return of two ice rinks to the Strip, but only two. Venetian, the original purveyors of traditional winter fun on Las Vegas Boulevard, decided to hang up its skates this season, however, Cosmopolitan and Caesars Palace will still be in the game.

Today, Caesars officials announced the return of their self-described Caesars Chalet which will once again be located Stripside. Both the Chalet and Cosmo's Ice Rink (a transformed Boulevard Pool) will debut November 21 while Caesars' attraction will run slightly longer closing January 11 instead of January 4 like its competitor.

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This Could Be The Cheapest Way To Spend New Year's Eve On The Strip

November 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

First, yes, we know. The cheapest way to spend New Year's Eve on the Strip would be milling with the masses for free on Las Vegas Boulevard. But, what's the fun in that? For twenty bucks, you could still spend it outdoors and still ooh, ahh at fireworks come midnight, but be high above it all... ice skating.

The Cosmopolitan is just a few days away from transforming its Boulevard Pool into The Ice Rink and you can ring in the New Year there for $20 if you buy tickets early (i.e., now). At some point, admission will creep up to $30. If you'd still prefer free and were planning to book a room in Vegas, anyway, hotel guests will receive complimentary entry.

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Venetian, Palazzo And Gold Spike Hang Up The Ice Skates

Where: 89109
November 7, 2014 at 5:03 PM | by | Comments (7)

With high temps in the 70s, things are not even close to beginning to look or feel like Christmas in Vegas. Since snow on the Strip is rare (but, yes, it has happened just check out the photo below from 2008), we usually make our own joy in our own small, over-the-top way.

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'Tis Almost The Season For Ice Skating In Vegas

October 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM | by | Comments (4)

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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