Ice Rink at the Grand Sierra Resort

The Ice Rink at the Grand Sierra Resort, A Mom’s Review

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The Ice Rink at the Grand Sierra Resort is a fantastic family experience, encompassing entertainment, skill-building, and seasonal charm! Here, I’m sharing everything you need to know, including my review and tips to make the most out of your visit.

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Ice Rink at the Grand Sierra Resort

Location

The Ice Rink at the Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) is located at 2500 East 2nd Street, Reno, NV.  The rink itself is located right next to the swimming pool.

Hours

The ice rink opens daily at 4:00pm.  Sessions are available for 1 hour bookings.

Sunday–Thursday: 5:00pm–10:45pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm–Midnight
Gates Open at 4:00pm

Sunday-Thursday Sessions

  • 5:00pm-6:oopm
  • 6:20pm-7:20pm
  • 8:05pm-9:05pm

Friday and Saturday Sessions:

  • 5:00pm-6:oopm
  • 6:20pm-7:20pm
  • 8:05pm-9:05pm
  • 9:45pm-10:45pm
  • 11:00pm-Midnight

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Cost

Here is a breakdown on cost for the Ice Rink at the GSR

$17 Session Entry: One Skate Session & Skate Rental
$10 Session Entry: One Skate Session & Bring Your Own Skates
$275 Season Pass: Includes Skate Rental & Access to All Skate Sessions
$8: Ice Skating Aides

$5:Hot Cocoa
$12 S’mores Kit: Includes 4 S’mores
$300 Fire Pit Rental: Includes seating up to 12-14 guests, 5 skate rentals, s’mores kit and hot chocolate for 2 hours.

Parking

Parking is available for free at GSR.  There is plenty of parking on site.  We personally parked by the swimming pool which made it a short walk to the ice rink.

Food

At the ice rink, you’ll find treats available for purchase, including hot cocoa and s’mores kits, the bar next to the fire pits is also offering various beverages. There’s also a plan in the works to introduce a food truck on-site, promising an added variety of food options very soon!

Inside the GSR, a variety of restaurants awaits, perfect for a meal before or after your ice rink session. Whether it’s burgers at Johnny Rockets, tacos at Uno Mas, or a steak at Charlie Palmer’s, there’s something for everybody. For a comprehensive list of restaurants, you can find more information here.

Tips for Families

Here is a list of our tips to consider to make the most of your visit at the ice rink.

Timing Matters: Consider visiting during quieter hours to make the most of the experience. Weeknights often offer a less crowded atmosphere.

Dress for Success: Ensure everyone is appropriately dressed in warm, layered clothing. Gloves, jackets, thick socks.  If your child has never ice skated before I personally recommend a helmet (like a bike helmet) for extra safety.

Pre-Book and Plan: To avoid disappointment, especially during peak holiday seasons, consider booking tickets in advance. Also, take a glance at the schedule for any special events or themed skating sessions.

Stamps: They were checking stamps before entering the rink but stamps were on the hand so everyone had to take off their gloves and then put them back on which was a little hectic (per my husband). I suggest having them stamp wrists so gloves don’t have to be removed!

Waiver: Complete the waiver at home beforehand. Doing it on-site via my iPhone was a bit tedious, especially with kids in tow. Everyone planning to skate needs to complete a waiver.

Capture Memories: Bring along a camera or smartphone to capture the delightful moments on the ice. These memories will be cherished for years to come.

Skating Aid: Although it might seem a tad pricey at $8, for beginners, I highly recommend renting a skating aid.

Age Recommendation: While individual abilities vary, I’d suggest this experience for ages 5 and up, especially for children new to ice skating. My 5-year-old began ice skating lessons at Reno Ice when he was 4. Ultimately, you know your child’s readiness and comfort best!

S’more Fun:  The s’mores where a fun way to end the night and I recommend! You can purchase them at the bar for your family.

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Our Experience

This marked our first visit to the Ice Rink at the Grand Sierra Resort. My kids had all taken ice skating lessons last winter, so I felt less nervous about our visit. My husband opted to watch, given an ice skating injury he experienced in the 5th grade (let’s save that story for another time, lol). He watched from the outside next to one of the heaters while we took on the rink.

Our visit was on a Tuesday at the 6:20 session. It wasn’t very crowded, which was really nice for us. My two youngest started out using the skating aids since they hadn’t been skating since last winter, and it served as a good refresher for them. By the end of the session, only my youngest was using the aid. I must admit, the ice felt incredibly slippery at first, even slicker than our sessions at Reno Ice, making me grateful for the skating aids for my kids.

We all cherished the experience. We skated the entire session, only stepping off the ice for maybe a quick 5-minute break. When our session ended, my kids were asking to stay for the next session, so I would call it a success!

After skating, we had a reservation at a fire pit. We headed over to warm up and enjoy some s’mores! It was the perfect wrap-up to our evening, with the fire pits offering a cozy space and plenty of room to gather around for warmth.

Overall, it was undeniably a magical experience, and without a doubt, we’ll be returning this winter for more icy adventures!

Winter Memories

As a mom making these memories with my children are so magical and the experience we had at the Ice Rink at the Grand Sierra Resort will for sure be one of our new winter traditions. I definitely recommend bundling up and booking a session on the ice!

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!