Viva Las Vegas!
The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will return for its ninth year in a row. The rink opens to the public on Wednesday, November 18. Once again, the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan will transform into a rooftop winter wonderland. If you’re not familiar with the outdoor attraction it features a 4,200-square-foot skating rink made of real ice overlooking the Vegas Strip.
The Cosmopolitan also offers seasonal culinary cocktails, food, and firepits to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. This year, the Cosmopolitan will also show classic holiday films projected on the resort’s 65-foot marquee.
Cosmopolitan Ice Rink Hours
The Cosmopolitan Ice Rink will be open during the following hours:
- November 18 – December 17, 2020: 3 – 11PM (Mon – Fri) and Noon – 11PM (Sat & Sun)
- November 26 & 27, 2020: Noon – Midnight
- December 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021: Noon – 11PM
- December 24 & 25, 2020: Noon – Midnight
- Closed New Year’s Eve
Cosmopolitan Ice Rink Entry Fees
The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan will be open to the public daily beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, January 3. The Cosmopolitan Ice Rink is free for anyone to visit. To be clear, there is no cost to enter the Boulevard Pool and enjoy the Ice Rink area.
Skating is another story. There are fees, even if you bring your own skates. Here are the prices for anyone who wants to skate:
- $30: Daily for non-hotel guests
- $20: Locals, military with valid ID and hotel guests (limit 4 per room) | Mon – Thurs
- $15: Skate-aid (60-minute rental)
The Ice Rink is open to guests ages two and up. Minors must have a liability waiver signed and be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. You can see the waiver here.
Much like everything in Las Vegas nowadays, advanced ticket purchases and reservations are strongly encouraged. The Cosmopolitan also recommends large groups and anyone interested in a fire pit to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702.698.6797.
Movie Time at The Cosmopolitan Ice Rink
“Date Skate” at the Cosmopolitan Ice Rink will feature classic holiday movies on select nights from Monday, November 3 through Tuesday, December 29.
November 23: The Nightmare Before Christmas
November 24: The Holiday
November 30: Christmas with The Kranks
December 1: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
December 7: A Christmas Story
December 8: The Santa Clause
December 14: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
December 15: Elf
December 21: Frozen
December 22: The Polar Express
December 28: The Muppet Christmas Carol
December 29: Jack Frost
Cosmopolitan Ice Rink Health and Safety
As you’d imagine, enjoying the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan will be a little different this year. All visitors to the Ice Rink are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking while seated. This is the same policy as the casino so it shouldn’t be too different for anyone visiting Las Vegas right now.
Additionally, social distancing and reduced capacity will be enforced. The maximum skating rink occupancy is 60 guests at a time. This will be a change and it could impact the experience – especially on weekends when Las Vegas is still pretty busy. The ice rink may get crowded and the capacity limit could cause delays.
You can see the Cosmopolitans health and safety plan here.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.