Did you know you can ice skate on the Las Vegas strip?
Over the weekend, we went ice skating at the Cosmopolitan for date night, and it was a magical evening. We hung out at the cozy firepit, had a few boozy drinks, people watched, and then worked up the courage to ice skate.
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Last Updated: December 4, 2023
Ice Skating at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Welcome to a winter wonderland amidst the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas Strip—the ice skating experience at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Nestled on the rooftop, high above the vibrant city, the Boulevard Pool Ice Rink transforms this desert oasis into a seasonal escape for both locals and visitors alike.
With the iconic skyline as a backdrop, this enchanting setting offers a unique blend of excitement and tranquility, inviting guests to glide across the ice against the backdrop of the world-famous Las Vegas lights.
What You Need to Know
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan transports you to a winter wonderland overlooking the Strip. You can enjoy the views from the ice or snuggle up next to the fire pits with a warm cocktail and s’mores. To make it extra special, they have snow showers periodically through the evening making it feel like you’re in a real-life snowglobe.
The Ice Rink opens on December 2, 2023 and runs until January 2, 2024. Hours are as follows:
- Dec 2-15 | Mon-Fri 4 PM – 11 PM, Sat-Sun 12 PM – 11 PM
- Dec 16, 2023 – Jan 2, 2024 | 12 PM – 11 PM
- Dec 24-25 | 12 PM – 12 AM
Snow Showers happen every 30 minutes during the following times:
- Dec 2-15 | Fri-Sun 7 PM – 11 PM
- Dec 16, 2023 – Jan 2, 2024 | Wed-Sun 7 PM – 11 PM
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day | 7 PM – 12 AM
All admission prices include all-day access and skate rentals.
- $30 per person
- $20 per person Mon-Thurs for locals, military with valid ID, and hotel guests (limit 4 per room)
- $15 skate aid 60-min rental
Capacity is limited for safety. Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times with the exception of eating or drinking while seated. Social distancing will also be strictly enforced.
Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas NV 89109
4th Floor on the West End Tower
Local Tip: Weekdays will be the least crowded and the best times to visit.
The Ice Rink also hosts special events throughout the season. Here are the highlights.
Date Skate is held every Monday and Tuesday from Dec 4 to Jan 2, and on Christmas Day. In addition to skating, you can enjoy a movie under the stars.
A Night with the Golden Knights happens on Dec 3 and you’ll be able to hang out with three of the Vegas Golden Knights.
New Year’s Even Fireworks Viewing Party will be on Dec 31.
We’re always looking for great views in Las Vegas and ice skating from this vantage point was just icing on the cake. It was really magical to experience snow right on the strip.
It was definitely crowded during our visit, but we still really enjoyed it. When the rink felt too crowded, we escaped to our fire pit and ordered drinks. Now that there’s limited capacity, it will be much better.
We ordered the Fire and Ice and Campfire Delight, which is basically s’mores in a glass.
- Pick up this rechargeable hand warmer if you get cold easily. It comes with us on any chilly adventures and can charge your phone too!
- Wear thick socks to make the ice skates more comfortable.
- Dressing in layers is helpful so you can shed your jacket when you’re moving around but bundle up when you’re sitting.
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Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.