Reno's Rink on the River will be opening for the 2012 - 2013 ice skating season on Tuesday evening, November 20 (weather and ice conditions permitting). The season is scheduled to run through Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Ice skating at Rink on the River, Reno, Nevada.
Photo © Stan White
Skating will be open to the public after the Holiday Tree lighting ceremony and a skating exhibition by the Tahoe Snowflakes. You can get free opening day skate rental by bringing a new hat, mittens, or scarf to donate the Salvation Army. See my Rink on the River article for regular skating hours during the season, plus the open hours during holidays.Rink on the River is at the corner of First and Virginia Streets. Before heading out, call the Rink Hotline at (775) 334-6268 to make sure it isn't temporarily closed due to adverse weather or ice conditions.
Reno Holiday Tree Lighting - Reno's 2012 Holiday Tree will be ceremonially lit Tuesday evening, November 20, in the City Plaza, across from the City Hall in downtown Reno. The tree is at the corner of S. Virginia and First Streets, next to the skating rink. The lighting ceremony starts at about 4:30 p.m. and will include holiday carols sung by the Billinghurst Middle School Choir. Reno Mayor Bob Cashell will be there to flip the switch, along with other members of the Reno City Council.
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