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Public skate at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre benefits Toys for Tots on Dec. 3

Public skate at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre benefits Toys for Tots on Dec. 3
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From a press release:

The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre will open its doors for public ice skating on Thursday, Dec. 3 for the 12th annual Toys for Tots Open Skate, presented by Utz, in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy or making a $5 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to skate. The first 500 people in attendance will receive a complimentary color-changing cup courtesy of NBT Bank.

This is the only day throughout the year that the public is allowed to skate on the ice at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), home to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The public skate will run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Complimentary snacks will be available for guests courtesy of Utz. Patrons must bring their own skates, as Mohegan Sun Arena will not have skates on site for rent and all guests that will be going on to the ice will need to be wearing skates.

Skate rentals are available at the Toyota SportsPlex Community Ice Rink (38 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre) for $3 per pair starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. There are a limited number of skate rentals available. Proper photo ID and a credit card must be presented to rent skates. All skates must be returned to the Toyota SportsPlex within 24 hours of the Open Skate.

Guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win tickets and other promotional items from select Mohegan Sun Arena events, including Club Seat tickets to select Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins games.

For more information on the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program, visit

Mohegan Sun Arena is owned by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority and Managed by SMG.