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World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9

World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9
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From a press release:

Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania should not be expecting any slippery roadways this weekend (hopefully), but inside the SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, the icy conditions on the arena floor will lead to some family fun for all.

Within a 48-hour timeframe, the ice surface at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.) will be utilized for a charity ice skating event, professional hockey game, and motorcycle and quad racing – plus a stuntman just might melt the ice as he lights himself on fire.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, the arena will host its 14th annual Open Skate presented by Utz Snack Foods to benefit the U.S. Marines Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone donating $5 or bringing a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots will be permitted to skate on the ice at the arena from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

All kids in attendance will receive a voucher for a free kids’ ticket to see World Championship Ice Racing on Dec. 9 with the purchase of an adult ticket, plus all guests at the Open Skate will receive complimentary snacks courtesy of Utz and have the opportunity to win great prizes, including tickets to select upcoming events at Mohegan Sun Arena. All guests must have their own skates, and skates are required to go on the ice. Skate rentals will be available starting Dec. 6 at the Toyota SportsPlex Community Ice Rink (38 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre) for $3 per pair. All skates must be returned to the Toyota SportsPlex before 1 p.m. on Dec. 8.

On Friday, Dec. 8, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins take on the Charlotte Checkers in an American Hockey League Atlantic Division clash at 7:05 p.m. Friday night’s game features $14 tickets, $2 draft beers until 7:30 p.m., and post-game autographs. For tickets, call the Penguins at 570-208-7367 or visit the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

On Saturday, Dec. 9, World Championship Ice Racing presents The Next Generation Fire on Ice Tour at the arena for one night only at 7:30 p.m., featuring the biggest names in professional motorcycle ice racing and the craziest riders on Earth racing wild Unlimited Outlaw Quads and more. These racers will be rocketing around the arena’s solid ice track, shredding the ice with razor sharp studded tires, and hitting insane speeds (going from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds), all racing for the most prestigious World Championship Ice Racing title.

This action-packed night of professional racing comes with chills, spills, and thrills and a no-holds-barred racing attitude that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Wilkes-Barre is in for an extra special treat on Dec. 9 with special guest appearances from daredevil Ryan S., a four-time Guinness World Record holder for the fastest wheelie on ice, and Ken Remer, a stuntman who will be attempting to jump his quad from ramp to ramp through a ring of fire and has been also been known to light himself on fire.

Tickets for World Championship Ice Racing are $15, $19, and $29. Kids tickets start at only $9. Ticket pricing increases $3 day of show. Tickets are on sale now at the NBT Bank Box Office,, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is owned by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, a government body appointed by Luzerne County. The arena is managed by SMG, the world leader in entertainment and sports facilities management, with catering and concessions services provided by SAVOR… at Mohegan Sun Arena.