Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown announced Wednesday that the city will provide free skates for use at the city’s Public Square ice rink on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning Dec. 2.

On Fridays, you can skate for free from 17:00 to 20:00, on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 16:00, weather permitting.

Skaters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Skates will be provided free of charge in exchange for a state-issued ID or driver’s license, which will be returned when the skates are returned.

The rink will also be open to the public during regular park hours, dawn to dusk, and skaters can bring their skates as well.

Mayor Brown also announced the city’s Santa on the Square event, scheduled for Saturday, December 10, from noon to 2 p.m.

Children are invited to take a photo with Santa Claus and enjoy hot chocolate from the Lion Club for free. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Donnie Evans and a skating clinic will be conducted by Luzerne County Hall of Famer Karel Zubris.

— Kevin Carroll


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