If you have had enough of skiing or boarding the Tahoe slopes, take off your boots and lace up a pair of ice skates! Glide across one, or perhaps all, of these highly elevated ice rinks at the lake.
The Olympic Ice Pavilion is located at High Camp in the mountains above Squaw Valley USA. This scenic ice rink overlooks the resort, Sierra Nevada range and the blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Skate rental fees are not included.
For an additional cost, The Squaw Valley Aerial Tram will take you to the top of the mountain. The Resort at Squaw Creek also has an outdoor ice rink that is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers skate rentals.
Other outdoor ice rinks located at ski resorts include Heavenly and the Village at Northstar. The Heavenly rink, situated at the base of the Heavenly gondola, offers skate rentals and is available for private parties. The Northstar rink requires no admission fee, but charges $5 for skate rentals. Hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For an indoor experience, visit the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena in South Lake Tahoe. This full-size rink offers rentals, figure skating and hockey lessons, pickup hockey games, music and black light party nights.