Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority Blog


NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe™ featured two hockey games played from a rink constructed on the 18th fairway of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course overlooking the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, Feb. 20-21, 2021. As a parting gift, the NHL donated a Zamboni for the Tahoe South Event Center to utilize for ice events in the multi-purpose facility. The 132,000 square-foot Event Center at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, broke ground summer 2020 completion is scheduled for late-2022. The venue will offer space for conventions, special events, sporting events and entertainment on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. The Zamboni was trucked 2,461 miles over 40 hours from Toronto to Stateline, NV.

NHL Zamboni for the Tahoe South Events Center

NHL Zamboni being delivered for the Tahoe South Events Center


NHL Zamboni at Edgewood Golf Course

NHL Zamboni and Carol Chaplin during American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe


Phase 1 of the Events Center is successfully coming to completion in the next few weeks. The MontBleu parking lot is ready for winter guests.

The TSEC project has seen significant progress.  Approximately 70% of the waterline and 50% of the stormwater basin has been installed.  Work continues on the basins, on excavation, and spoils removal on the original tennis court area as well as the upper parking lots of the resort.

The Tahoe Blue Center officially began to take form on July 9, 2020, with our “socially distant” Groundbreaking Ceremony on-site at the Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa. NBC celebrities, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen were honored guests at the ceremony and proceeded to dedicate the afternoon by chipping golf balls into a reduced 19th green. A creative adaptation to the traditional sod-turning ceremony.

Site work began in earnest on July 20 and will continue through until October 31. In a true spirit of community and business cooperation, excavated spoils from the Tahoe Events Center site are being removed and exported across Highway 50 to the Tahoe Beach Club to provide the Beach Club with much-needed fill for their expansive project. A “win-win” for both projects.

Photo Collage of Events Center Construction Site