Save the date: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Ice Rink returns

Remember the sheer ingenuity of turning on the hose to create your very own backyard ice rink? No? Was that just me? OK, well this is much more exciting than the childhood elation I felt back then. Prepare to be impressed by rooftop ice skating, hot adult beverages, holiday movies and fire pits, all on the Las Vegas Strip (I’m seriously trying not to squeal).

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

See, we really do get winter in Vegas…even if we have to construct it. Photo courtesy of Magrino.

Nov. 20 marks the return of The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, when the Boulevard Pool will once again be transformed into a wintery wonder. There will be 4,200 square feet of real ice, snow flurries that happen every half hour during the evening, holiday movies playing and roasting s’mores over the fire. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails like the Campfire Delight that’s concocted with Belvedere Vodka, crème de cacao, RumChata and marshmallow, holiday-infused foods to munch on and the ever popular fireside s’mores kit. Say it with me: “OhMaGah.”

There will also be several special events including ‘Date Skate’ Mondays, an Industry night on Wednesdays and ‘Throwback Thursdays.’ On Friday, Nov. 20, world and U.S. figure skating champs Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner will host Ice Out Cancer Over Vegas for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The event will include a silent auction, performances by professional figure skaters like Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, British national champion Steven Cousins and U.S. national and world champion Kimmie Meissner. Tickets are available on their website.

The Ice Rink will be open Nov. 20 through Jan. 3, Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday to Sunday from noon to midnight. Tickets to skate are $10 – $15 with skate rentals for $5. Entry around the rink is free.


Born a Buckeye - raised a Hoosier. I grew up in a one-horse town that straddles the Indiana/Ohio state line and until 2006, was in two different time zones. There were three stoplights and a whopping 48 students in my graduating class. Fast forward a few years later, I was bitten by the travel bug and decided to head west. It seems like no matter how long I live here, there’s always something that still makes my jaw drop. That’s what I love about Vegas; you never know what you’re going to see next and that’s what makes living here so much fun. Basically, if you’re bored in this town, there’s something wrong with you…not the city. I’m an avid traveler with an incurable case of wanderlust so stay tuned for all the tours, attractions and shopping adventures that Sin City has to offer.