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Ice Skating Rinks in the Reno / Tahoe Area

Fun For Families & Kids on Area Ice Rinks


Rink on the River, downtown Reno, Nevada

Rink on the River, downtown Reno, Nevada.

Photo © Stan White

Ice skating rinks and arenas in the Reno and Lake Tahoe area offer fun family activities throughout the winter. I advise calling ahead before heading out to one of the rinks - open hours can vary due to factors such as ice and/or weather conditions.

Ice Skating Rinks in Reno and Carson City

Rink on the River - next to the Truckee River in downtown Reno, Nevada.
Reno's outdoor rink is a great place for families and groups to enjoy a day of ice skating fun. Reno's city Christmas tree is right next to the rink, making for a festive setting. The 2013 - 2014 season runs from Tuesday, November 26 through Sunday, February 2.
- Rink hotline: (775) 334-6268

Arlington Square Ice Rink - in downtown Carson City, Nevada.
This outdoor rink is in the heart of Nevada's capital city. This winter season, the rink will operate from November 29, 2013 to February 9, 2014. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 3 to 12. Skate rental is $3 per session. Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. are family skate nights - $5 for both admission and skates (must include at least 1 skating parent).
- Rink hotline: (775) 283-7429

Ice Skating Rinks in the Lake Tahoe Area

Olympic Ice Pavillion - High Camp at Squaw Valley USA.
Overlooking Lake Tahoe, this is undoubtedly the most scenic ice rink in all of the Sierra Nevada. You get here by riding Squaw Valley's Cable Car (this is a separate charge). There are numerous skating options available, so be sure to check the website for details and pricing. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, from December 2, 2013 to April 28, 2014. Call (530) 452-4000 for current information about Olympic Ice Pavillion operations.
- Driving Directions

Village at Northstar Skating Rink - at Northstar California, south of Truckee on Highway 267.
Outdoor ice skating rink next to the resort. Ice skating is free for all, with a fee of $10 to rent skates if you need them. Open 12 noon to 9 p.m. daily, starting November 22, 2013. Call (530) 562-3689 to confirm rink operating hours.
- Driving Directions

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena - in the city of South Lake Tahoe.
This indoor ice skating rink offers a full range of services, including public open ice skating sessions, figure skating, curling, ice hockey, and lessons. There is a lot going on, so consult the arena schedule to find out what is happening and when. Call (530) 544-7465 to confirm fees and hours. The South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena is located at 1176 Rufus Allen Boulevard.

Heavenly Village Skating Rink - in front of Heavenly Village Cinema, South Lake Tahoe.
Outdoor ice skating rink in the Heavenly Village complex, at the base of the Heavenly gondola. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during winter. Rental skates available. Call (530) 542-4230 for more information. Located at 1001 Heavenly Village Way in South Lake Tahoe.
- Driving Directions

Truckee Ice Rink - The Truckee Ice Rink is located in Truckee River Regional Park, half a mile south of downtown Truckee on Old Brockway Road. It is open seven days a week from November 22, 2013 through March 2, 2014, depending on the weather. There are skate rentals, a snack bar, and lessons available. Skate rentals are $2. Daily public skating fees for district residents are $5 for adults, $4 for kids. Non-residents are $6. Services available include ice skating and ice dancing lessons, hockey skills and hockey leagues. The ice skating rink flyer has complete details. For more information, call (530) 582-7720.

Resort at Squaw Creek - in Olympic Valley, south of Truckee, next to Squaw Valley USA.
Outdoor ice skating rink next to the resort is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Skate rentals available. Call (530) 583-6300 x6802 for ice rink information. The resort is at 400 Squaw Creek Road. - Driving Directions

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