WILKES-BARRE – The ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will open its doors for public ice skating on Tuesday, December 10th for the 16th 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 $5.00 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to participate in the Open Skate.

The Open Skate will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Complimentary snacks will be available for guests’ courtesy of Utz Snack Foods and light refreshments will be available for purchase with partial proceeds donated to Toys for Tots.

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 Disney On Ice, Trolls Live, Monster Jam, The Harlem Globetrotters, Jeff Dunham and more.

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 5PM on Monday, December 9th. 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. before 12pm on Wednesday, December 11th. 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.