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Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Esports Coalition in Harrisburg has brought Todd Kowalski on as its new executive director. Kowalski, a seasoned professional in grassroots advocacy and coalition management, will continue to build awareness of the economic, educational, and social benefits associated with esports in Pennsylvania by further promoting partnerships, both in public and […]

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See Penguins hockey with post-game rock concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Jan. 31-Feb. 1

See Penguins hockey with post-game rock concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Jan. 31-Feb. 1

From a press release: Hockey fans who want to hear some live music and music fans who would like to catch a hockey game will be able to enjoy it all in one special weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host the team’s first-ever Post-Game […]

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The Pietasters headline free Carve 4 Cancer Winter Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Feb. 8

The Pietasters headline free Carve 4 Cancer Winter Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Feb. 8

From a press release: The Carve 4 Cancer Winter Festival is coming back to where the first festival took place, Montage Mountain in Scranton, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever with a banked slalom course, rail jam, après ski party, beer release, drink specials, and free live music all day, along […]

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Pennsylvania declares January ‘Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month,’ resorts offer discounts all month

Pennsylvania declares January ‘Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month,’ resorts offer discounts all month

From a press release: Gov. Tom Wolf has officially declared January 2020 “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” in Pennsylvania, with the Senate also making a proclamation. For the entire month, members of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association are offering special discounts on learning packages, which makes it affordable and convenient for first-timers to get […]

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PHOTOS: NASCAR Cup Series – Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, 07/28/19

PHOTOS: NASCAR Cup Series – Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, 07/28/19

His 34th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, Denny Hamlin claimed victory in the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Sunday, July 28. Hamlin has had a great deal of success at Pocono Raceway. He notched his fifth career win on the Tricky Triangle and his third win of the season, […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby team travels to Ireland to take on Dublin Roller Derby

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby team travels to Ireland to take on Dublin Roller Derby

From a press release: After months of fundraising, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby is heading to the Emerald Isle to represent Northeastern Pennsylvania in two roller derby bouts against the Dublin Roller Derby. Members of the league’s B-level travel team, the Low Rolling Deuces, have been preparing, fundraising, and practicing in the hope of squaring off […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre extends contract with Penguins, names new general manager

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre extends contract with Penguins, names new general manager

From a press release: The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority announced today that they have come to terms on contract extensions with the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins and SMG Management, keeping both organizations at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township for the foreseeable future. “The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority was […]

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Philadelphia building $50 million video gaming venue, first esports arena in U.S.

Philadelphia building $50 million video gaming venue, first esports arena in U.S.

From a press release: Video games just leveled up in Philly. Today, Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies announced plans for a $50 million, next-generation esports and entertainment venue in the heart of the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Adjacent to Xfinity Live!, the first-of-its-kind venue will seat up to 3,500 guests and stand as the largest […]

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Misericordia University in Dallas adds esports to athletics department this fall

Misericordia University in Dallas adds esports to athletics department this fall

From a press release: The Misericordia University Athletics Department in Dallas is introducing esports as a coed varsity activity beginning with the fall semester. Esports involves teams competing head-to-head in multi-player games online through gaming broadcasters. Misericordia will be the fifth team in the Middle Atlantic Conference to add esports and brings MU’s varsity offerings […]

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World Championship Ice Racing rides through Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 25

World Championship Ice Racing rides through Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 25

From a press release: As announced in May, World Championship Ice Racing will return to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township for one night only on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2019 Fire on Ice Evolution Tour. Featuring the biggest names in professional motorcycle ice racing […]

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