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A Brief History of Ice Skating in Las Vegas

Last updated: November 15, 2011 at 11:33 am. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on A Brief History of Ice Skating in Las Vegas.

Caesars Palace has a long and storied history on the Las Vegas Strip, and here’s a chapter we didn’t know about until recently.

We came across some fascinating video of a hockey exhibition game being played in the parking lot of Caesars Palace in 1991. Click here to view it.

Yes, Las Vegas is in the middle of a desert. Don’t try and tell Sin City what can’t be done! The Kings and New York Rangers know better.

Caesars Palace hockey

Anything's possible in Las Vegas.

We love when the color commentator says that the event marks the “first official goal ever scored by a King in a parking lot.”

Guests to the Vegas Strip will get another chance to hit the ice when the Venetian constructs an outdoor ice skating rink, Nov. 21 through Jan. 8.

The Venetian ice skating rink will be 35-by-85-feet, made from a synthetic polymer treated with a glide-enhancing liquid, which you’d kind of expect given that it’s in Las Vegas, if you know what we’re saying. Read more.

The Venetian’s temporary skating rink’s first 30-minute skating session will start at 11:00 a.m., and the last will be at 10:45 p.m. The price of skating sessions is $19 a pop ($14 for loyalty club members).

Have fun, and here’s a handy link to some local hospitals.

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