Reno is a winter sports town without an ice arena, for now

A computer generated rendering of the exterior of the Reno Ice facility planned for south Reno - image - Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association

There is a severe skating ice shortage in northern Nevada. The only full-sized rink in the region where hockey and competitive figure skating can occur is in South Lake Tahoe, but a nonprofit organization has formed intent to build and manage an indoor, year-around ice sports facility in south Reno. To date, the group has raised roughly 65 percent of the $9.5 million needed to build and launch the Reno Ice facility. A pair of rinks are planned in 2 phases. On this edition of the Wild Hare podcast, we literally go skating and then visit Joel Grace, president of the Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association to ask about the future of ice sports in Reno …

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This is the rink located near the Circus Circus in downtown Reno. This and another sheet of ice at the Grand Sierra Resort represent the only skateable ice in the Reno/Sparks/Carson City region – image – Brian Bahouth
A computer generated rendering of the ice rink inside the Reno Ice facility planned for south Reno – image – Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association
A computer generated rendering of the interior of the Reno Ice facility planned for south Reno – image – Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association

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