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Out & About: Ring in the new year, Carson City style

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

When it comes to ringing in 2012, Carson has a few fun events, starting off with a family day of ice skating at the wonderful Arlington Square ice rink. It’s downtown, across from the Carson Nugget, and you can rent skates and skate New Year’s Eve. The prices are reasonable, and the hot chocolate will keep you toasty.

The Arlington Square Ice Rink

WHEN/TIME: 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 to10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

WHAT: Great skating downtown

WHERE: Arlington Square ice rink, North Carson Street and West Robinson Street

CONTACT: 775-283-7425

COST: General admission $7, youths ages 3-12, $5. Skate rentals are $3 per session.

WEB SPECIALS: http://www.carson.org

Virginia City

If you didn’t get tickets to the sold-out “Wild West New Year’s Eve Party” at Piper’s Opera House, no worries. There are a few places up in those hills I’d recommend. You can drop by the Bucket of Blood saloon and check out the Comstock cowboys. There is the Silver Tongue Devils at The Old Corner Bar; Lady and The Tramps at the Red Dog Saloon; and there’s the Old Washoe, The Delta and the Ponderosa. On the way up you can stop in at the Gold Hill. So in reality all of Virginia City will be welcoming the new year with a bang.

New Year’s hot spots in Carson

With people converging in Tahoe and Reno, check out some local venues like the Casino Fandango, Gold Dust West and the Carson Nugget – all have special events planned. But don’t count out our local bars and restaurants: Stroll downtown to Mo & Sluggo’s, hop on over to Doppelgangers, drop in at Firkin & Fox, and head over to Red’s Old 395 Grill. For a family night out, the Carson Lanes bowling alley is always on the list. There are specials and fun all over town, so play it safe. The weather is wonderful, so walk or call a cab. Remember to be safe, and Happy New Year to all!