A winter trip up to South Lake Tahoe is not complete without an outdoor ice skating adventure. Luckily for you and your family, there is an outdoor ice right right at the state line in South Lake Tahoe! Bring the whole family for an afternoon or evening of gliding around the ice!
Ice Rink at the Heavenly Village
Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm weekends and holidays | Weekdays 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Rates: $14 for kids twelve and under | $20 for adults
Location:1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Parking: Behind Raley’s ($), Heavenly Village Parking Garage ($) or the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe casino parking (free)
More Information: 530.542.4230 | Visit Website
Skate the Day Away
Ice skating is the perfect non-skiing activity that the whole family can enjoy. The open rink is in the middle of the Heavenly Village, surrounded by local shops and restaurants. There are benches set up to easily lace up your skates before you and your kids head out on the ice. For parents or grandparents who are not participating, keep warm by the fire pit conveniently set up by the benches at the entrance to the rink. One thing that is unique about this ice rink, versus other venues, is that when you pay for your skates you will be provided with a wristband. Keep this wristband on and you can come and go as you please! Start your day with some ice skating with the kids, and return after dinner for an evening skate all for one price!
Glide Under the Lights
When the sun goes down, the lights come on! The Heavenly Village Ice Rink is decorated with lights, strung above the ice. We highly recommend some night time skating, if just to skate under these festive lights. The lights, combined with the family friendly ambiance of the village and the music make for a wonderful experience! Plus, if the sky is clear look beyond the lights at the stars. If it gets chilly, have someone head to Starbucks just on the other side of the ice rink for some hot chocolate!
The Shops at Heavenly Village
The Heavenly Village Ice Rink is located in the popular shopping center in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Surrounding the Ice Rink are some of the best shops and eateries that South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Here are a few that directly surround the Ice Rink:
What a Girl Wants Clothing Store
On Tahoe Time Gift Shop
Starbucks Coffee Company
Base Camp Pizza Company
Kalani’s Restaurant & Bar
Poe Rava Gem Company
Pacific Crest Gallery
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Around the corner from the ice rink is the Heavenly Mountain Gondola, that takes you up the mountain to the slopes above. If you are spending time ice skating, come say hi to the crew at the Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rental office! We are located just on the other side of the street in the Raley’s Shopping Center!