Sometimes the best way to beat the heat is to sit back and enjoy a nice, or not-so-nice, game of ice hockey. There are three main hockey teams in Las Vegas:
- Golden Knights (NHL)
- Silver Knights (AHL)
- UNLV Rebel Hockey (College)
You can go to many places to watch these teams battle it out. Whether you want to watch the matches in person or enjoy the evening in a sports bar, here’s the definitive list of the best places to watch hockey games in Vegas.
Home to the Vegas Golden Knights, the T-Mobile Arena is where you can watch pro games in the flesh. The arena has a buzzing atmosphere throughout the hockey season, sure to fill you with adrenaline.
The main hockey season runs from October to April, not including playoffs, if the team makes it. Details on the Golden Knight’s schedule – who and when they’re playing – throughout the season are on the NHL website.
If you don’t want to wait, pre-season matches start in September. The T-Mobile Arena is off South Las Vegas Boulevard, behind New York-New York, a short walk from MGM Grand.
The Dollar Loan Center
If you prefer minor league hockey or don’t want to fight the crowds and pay the price for the majors, you can cheer on the Silver Knights at The Dollar Loan Center. Ticket prices for the regular season start at just $15 a game!
The Dollar Loan Center is a smaller arena, boasting 5,567 seats compared to T-Mobile’s 20,000. The Silver Knight’s schedule also runs from October to April. You can view the full schedule on the Silver Knight’s website. The arena is located in Henderson, south of the Las Vegas strip.
City National Arena
For college hockey matches, City National Arena is the place to be. UNLV Rebel Hockey plays games at the arena most weekends during the school year.
City National is also home to Golden Knights practice sessions, which are sometimes open to the public. Even if you can’t make it to a Knights’ practice, there’s a great shop at the arena featuring Golden Knights merchandise.
The arena also hosts several amateur leagues, so the schedule is subject to change. Check Rebel Hockey’s home schedule for games and visit the City National Arena website for the most up-to-date information on Golden Knights’ practices and public skating opportunities.
You’ll find the arena in Downtown Summerlin across from the Las Vegas Ballpark.
The D Las Vegas
Located in Downtown Las Vegas, The D has been on a mission to revitalize its “old Vegas” feel. It boasts a hotel and casino, but there’s also a host of bars within the complex, including BarCanada.
BarCanada is a sports bar dedicated to Canadian culture. It’s constantly playing hockey matches throughout the regular season. If you can’t get tickets to games, come and watch them on one of BarCanada’s massive 85-inch Ultra HD TVs. There are also Canadian-inspired snacks, ensuring you get the complete ice hockey experience.
You can check out the drinks menu and get more information on BarCanada on The D’s website.
You can find “The Still” sports bar tucked away inside The Mirage. It’s advertised as “the ultimate man cave,” showcasing numerous sports games daily. There are 27 massive TVs throughout the establishment, with over 50 craft beers for sale behind the bar.
The Still will show any live sports in Vegas, including hockey games from any of the city’s teams. While watching, you can enjoy mid-game snacks, including delicious burgers and tacos. The Still is open until 10 p.m. most nights.
Because of The Still’s popularity, making an online reservation in advance is a good idea.
The Best Places to Watch Hockey Games in Vegas
These are undoubtedly the best places to watch hockey games in Vegas, especially during the upcoming season. If you want to immerse yourself in a live game, you can pick from any of the three unique arenas in the city.
Or, if you prefer to watch the game with lots of friends, head to one of the fantastic sports bars!