Downtown Ice Rink Opens Wednesday with Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

The City of Reno is opening the Rink on the River this Wednesday, November 21st with a Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.

Festivities will be held at City Plaza, located at the corner of First and Virginia Streets in Downtown Reno.

Starting at 4:50 p.m. the Nevada Youth Opera Chorus will perform seasonal favorites near the holiday tree.

At 5:15 p.m. city officials will lead the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.

This year’s tree is a 50-foot Giant Sequoia generously donated by Dr. & Mrs. Michael Lyons of Reno.

Following the lighting of the holiday tree, the Rink of the River will open for the season, staying open until 9 p.m.

Residents can get a free skate rental by donating new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves or socks.

City officials will be present to celebrate the return of the Rink on the River.

Admission is $5 for adults, 13 & older, and $3 for youth or seniors. Skate rental is $2.

Regular operating hours for the Rink begin on Thursday, November 22nd and are expected to run through Sunday, February 24th.

A detailed schedule and list of fees can be found at

Be advised that Rink operations are weather and ice condition dependent.

It is always advisable to call the Rink on the River Hotline at 334-6268 prior to visiting the rink to receive the most up-to-date information on the ice skating conditions and any additional schedule changes.

The Rink on the River is a popular seasonal activity for families. Group reservations are popular with school and business groups. The rink is also available for private rentals. To make reservations or arrange a rental call 334-2262.

For more information, visit, or call the hotline at 334-6268