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“Cheap entertainment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena

South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena
1176 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530 544-7465
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cheap entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It only cost 8 bucks to go and ice skate for a few hours. You can rent skates there. They have hockey and ice skates. You can also take Ice skating lessons every monday they have skate school for 12 bucks and you can just drop in if you want. Very big and well maintained rink that is indoors and plenty of spectator seating. They also have helmets available for the inexperienced.

Visited May 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Close really early”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

It was fun, but they closed early and we didn't get to skate very much. It was not worth it for the $80 it costs to get up their with the lift. I woudl advise you to get there early in the day so that your money is worth it. We ended up hanging out at the bar instead even though our whole trip was revolved around the ice skating. 8-(

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank MistyR232
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Ewa Beach, HI
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun but Missing Something?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is very cold in there. The ice is kept in good condition. Lack of authority/supervision is nowhere to be found. Like some have said here, it is free for all skating. I witnessed an adult skater get tripped up and hurt from a child who had no business being out on the ice.

The other disappointing factor here is they have no specific section roped off or coned off for little kids. My daughter is seven and that was the first time she ever ice skated. I had to take her out in the open area to teach her how to balance and skate. They DO NOT have trainers for kids/beginners. That is a must at all ice rinks. They did have four or five BUCKETS stacked upside down to use as a training but that is not safe at all.

The price was reasonable. The snackbar wasn't opened at the time of visit. Parking is free in the area which is shared with a indoor pool and park.

I wouldn't recommend this place for beginners or young kids.

Visited March 2013
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Nice rink, reasonable price. Kids able to skate for 2 hours. Walking distance from the hotel and ski lifts. Ample area for parents to watch kids skate.

Visited January 2013
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“cold”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

ice arena is very cold, but i guess its supposed to be. be sure to dress in layers, but its a nice place.

Visited December 2012
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