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Tony Hsieh to open skating rink behind Gold Spike downtown

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A skating rink at the Golden Spike is under construction Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

Updated Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 | 2:24 p.m.

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Tony Hsieh at Zappos’ headquarters in downtown Las Vegas on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

Expect downtown czar and Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh to unveil any moment his secret project to open an outdoor back area of his newly acquired Gold Spike Hotel as a 4,000-square-foot ice skating rink.

At the soft opening Tuesday night of Michael and Jenna Morton’s restaurant Crush at MGM Grand, Tony told me that his new rink, which will be one of the largest in Las Vegas, will open either this weekend or in advance of next weekend.

(The rink isn’t actually ice; it’s a hard-plastic surface that will be used as an ice rink. Tony told our Las Vegas Sun colleague Joe Schoenmann that it’s been tested by professional skaters and is used in a rink on the Strip.)

“Just finishing it all up now,” said Tony, with an invitation to take a tour with him of his newly opened Container Park.

Next week, Tony, I promise.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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