Reno Ice opened earlier this year as the area’s first and only NHL-regulation sized ice rink and we are so excited to cool off on the ice this summer!
The long-awaited ice rink located at 15500 Wedge Parkway had been under construction for most of 2020, and the opening date was originally slated for late November. However, due to COVID-19, the completion of the facility was extended into January 2021.
"A group of local business professionals who had been traveling to South Tahoe from Reno on a weekly basis to play in a men’s league recognized the need for a rink in Reno, which is the largest winter sports demographic area without an ice arena," said Joel Grace, president of Reno Ice’s Board of Directors. "With the support of a local, lead donor, they decided to put together a non-profit to build Reno Ice."
The Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association (GRCISA) became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in order to generate community support for construction of Reno Ice, a state of the art ice sports arena in south Reno, according to the Reno Ice website.
There will be various programs offered such as private lessons, public ice-skating sessions, hockey leagues, broomball, curling, trade shows, tournaments, performances, figure skating, private parties and special events on and off the ice. The hockey programs are co-ed and will vary from youth, adult, and open play. The youth teams are for ages 5 through high school, will practice once a week and compete in a weekend city league. Figure skaters can enjoy freestyle sessions as well as private lessons. The sessions are designed for figure skaters to practice their routines and advanced skills.
Have no idea what you’re doing on the ice? They even offer beginning skating lessons to skaters of all ages and abilities by from a trusted, standardized curriculum endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating called Learn to Skate USA.
To book public skate sessions click here. We hope to see you out on the ice!
Image courtesy of Nevada Sports Net.