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SoBe Ice Arena/Fiesta Rancho - Las Vegas, NV
« on: June 07, 2016, 10:26:10 AM »
I had the privilege of attending the US Open Professional Skating Championships last week at the SoBe Ice Arena (aka: Fiesta Rancho) - what an incredible event! 

Single sheet of ice.  Zamboni in the far corner has to make a turn to get into/out of the garage.  (It was fun to watch the maneuvers.)

*someone* built a reviewing stand for the judges, which made it so much more fun because you could see their expressions and gestures.  Much better than just using the hockey box.  Kudos to the construction crew.

The bathrooms were clean (always a selling point for me) despite the overflow crowd.
Decent-sized parking lot at no charge.

There is a good amount of upper-deck stadium bench seating across the ice from the hockey boxes. 
I don't know if it's handicap-accessible; we walked up the stairs to find seats.
Locker rooms are underneath - didn't check them out at all.

They have a arcade and party room.

Didn't see a harness line but I was focused on the skating, not the facility.

Looks like they have early-morning freestyles during the week as well as on Sat and Sun.
They offer group lessons as well as an edge class.
"If you still look good after skating practice, you didn't work hard enough."

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