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Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will open its doors for public ice skating on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Anyone bringing an unwrapped toy or making a $5 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to skate.

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.

The public skate will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase at arena concessions stands. Patrons must bring their own skates. 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 Community Ice Rink at Coal St. in Wilkes-Barre for $3 per pair. 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 Community Ice Rink at Coal St. within 24 hours of the Open Skate.

Guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win a family four pack of tickets to select family shows in 2013 at Mohegan Sun Arena including Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Arenacross and Monster Jam.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will also be collecting toy donations for the Toys for Tots campaign during the WWE Supershow at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30PM. Guests at the event may donate a new, unwrapped toy when coming to the event. All guests must have an admission ticket to enter Mohegan Sun Arena for the WWE Supershow event. WWE will also be making a toy donation to the local Toys for Tots campaign.

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