Golden Knights Are Not the Only Icy Fun on The Strip

It was huge news last year when Las Vegas got their first major professional sports franchise, an expansion team in the National Hockey League. This month the Las Vegas Golden Knights made history took to their home ice for the very first time, and have enjoyed a spectacular start – they are just the second new team in league history to debut with a 5-1 start.

Even less avid hockey fans might want to take in the action, as the Knights have an excellent venue for those visiting Las Vegas, playing in the all new and state of the art T Mobile Arena, developed by MGM Resorts and located behind the open air Park between the New York New York and Monte Carlo casino resorts, in the heart of the city’s famed Strip. I previously wrote here at Forbes about how the Park and Arena were helping transform the city’s streetscape for the better, and also previewed the arena itself when it opened with high profiled concerts – the current smash hit Guns n Roses reunion tour kicked off here the first weekend the venue was open.

But as big an addition to the city’s entertainment scene as the Golden Knights are, theirs is not the only ice rink in town that visitors should be aware of. On Monday November 20, for the sixth year in a row, the Cosmopolitan is celebrating the coming of winter by transforming its open-air Boulevard Pool into The Ice Rink, an open-to-the-public winter wonderland high above Las Vegas Boulevard. Visitors can enjoy roof-top skating on more than 4,200 square feet of ice, complete with automated “snow,” as well as a surrounding area with food and drink and even the chance to roast s’mores by the open fire pits, or to enjoy adult beverages with breathtaking views. New this year, The Cosmopolitan will add a 36-foot tall Christmas tree complete with lighting ceremony, hosted by Olympian figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (on Monday, December 4).

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