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Downtown ice rink open until Feb. 2


City of Reno ice rink. Image: Victoria Janicke.

Residents excited about the Sochi Olympics don’t have much snow to practice their freestyle and downhill skiing, but they can take some turns on Reno’s Rink on the River.

The city’s rink is open until Feb. 2 at the corner of Virginia and First Streets in downtown Reno.

City of Reno Recreation Manager Andy Bass says the rink has been very popular this winter, since Washoe County students had three weeks off on the new schedule for the holiday break.

“The ice has been in the best condition it’s ever been because of the cold nights we’ve been having. The lack of snow in the mountains has also drawn more people to the rink for something to do,” he said.

The City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services staff  has already sold more than 22,000 rounds of skating this year, and the skating season is not over.

Bass says the rink has surpassed last year’s profit of more than $74,000.

For information on rink rates, skate rentals and hours of operation, go to Reno.gov.


Victoria Janicke
Victoria Janicke
Torri is back in Reno in pursuit of what sets her soul on fire: documenting social issues and following stories wherever she goes. After her last freelance story with ThisIsReno in 2014, Torri has spent the past four years as a bilingual advocate for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other traumatic crimes in diverse cities from San Diego to the rural deep South where she earned her master's degree in social work. There, she developed a successful non-profit food pantry on campus, established, and created a disaster relief initiative for the School of Social Work and even volunteered to support refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan over a winter holiday break.