Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Annual Open Skate and Open House at Mohegan Sun Arena to Benefit Toys for Tots

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will open its doors for public ice skating on Tuesday, December 6th for the 13th Annual Toys for Tots Open Skate presented by Utz in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Mohegan Sun Arena will also be hosting a holiday-themed Open House for the first time featuring a self-guided tour of the venue with surprises at each stop, plus photos with Santa and a chance to win a luxury suite to a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins game.
Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy or making a $5.00 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to participate in the Open Skate. The Open House is free for all guests.

The holiday festivities will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Complimentary snacks/gifts will be available for guests’ courtesy of Utz Snack Foods and NBT Bank while supplies last.

All guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win some great prizes while at the event including tickets to select Mohegan Sun Arena events including Club Seat for a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins game, Disney On Ice, Monster Jam, The Harlem Globetrotters and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

This is the only day throughout the year that the public is allowed to skate on the ice at Mohegan Sun Arena, home to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Patrons must bring their own skates to participate in the Open Skate. 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) at Coal St. in Wilkes-Barre for $3 per pair starting at 4PM on Monday, December 5th. 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 at Coal St. within 24 hours of the Open Skate. For more information on the Toyota SportsPlex, please visit their website at http://toyotasportsplex.com.

For more information on the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program, please visit http://www.toysfortots.org.