Cosmopolitan adds ice with rink’s return

Ice on the Strip usually means an on-the-rocks cocktail.

But not at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — which, starting Friday, once again transforms its Boulevard Pool into an overlooking-the-Strip ice rink.

Unlike real winter wonderlands, this one guarantees snow throughout December, with scheduled light snowfalls occurring every half-hour between 6 and 10 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays.

An expanded skating area — more than 4,200 square feet of real ice — will greet skaters through Jan. 4. In addition to ice skating, The Cosmopolitan’s rink will serve up seasonal food, from chili to make-by-the-fire pit s’mores. Special winter drinks include the tequila-spiked Campfire Delight.

Themed nights also return, including “Date Skate” Mondays — featuring favorite holiday movies on The Cosmo’s digital marquee — and “Throwback Thursdays,” when guests can groove to music from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. (Don’t forget the leg warmers and disco duds.)

The Cosmopolitan’s ice rink will be open from 3 p.m. to midnight weekdays, with the rink operating noon to midnight on weekends. (The noon-to-midnight schedule will be in effect every day from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2 — except on New Year’s Eve, when the party continues past 2015’s midnight arrival.)

If you just want to enjoy the atmosphere, admission to the ice rink is free for guests 2 and older; those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

All-day skating access is $15; and all-day skating access for Nevada residents is $10 on weekdays. Visitors may bring their own skates or rent skates at $5 per pair.

For complete details, call 702-698-7000 or visit

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