My kids love to go ice skating and look forward to the Binghamton Devils free post-game skate and mark it on their calendar. By the way, the next one is Friday, December 21st with Santa.

We may have to take a trip down 81 South to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. On Thursday, December 13th, it's the 15th Annual Toys for Tots Open Skate at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy or making a $5.00 contribution to Toys for Tots can skate. The Open Skate runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Free snacks will be available and light refreshments can be purchased with partial proceeds going to Toys for Tots.

You'll also have a chance to win great prizes including Harlem Globetrotters, Disney on Ice, Justin Moore, TOBYMAC and more at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

This is the only time throughout the year that the public is allowed to skate on the ice at the home of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. You must have your own skates and Mohegan Sun Arena will not have skates on site for rent.

Skate rentals are available at the Toyota SportsPlex (Community Ice Rink) at Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre for $3 per pair starting at 4 p.m. today and must be returned before 1 p.m. on Friday, December 14th.

On the ice, the Penguins are our hated rival but off the ice, it's worth the drive to help out the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

[via Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza]