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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 01.29.21

Get Your Winter On this Weekend with Skiing, Ice Skating and a Chilly Polar Plunge

Hit the ice this Friday and Saturday at the Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston for their awesome, glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Skate. Make a date with your tiny artist on Saturday at Spirited Art Scranton during their popular Preschool Picasso program. Then, head to the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry on Sunday morning for an Intro to Snowshoeing.

Enjoy a hilarious live, virtual performance and donate to a great cause at the same time as local funny man, Shawn Wickens delivers his latest creation, The Best 10 Minutes of My Life. Stop by Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe on Saturday for the 8th Annual Polar Plunge. Of course, you could always spend your Sunday shredding down the mountain on skis, on a board or in a tube at the “Ski For The B” Winter Snowcial at Montage Mountain Resorts.

And don’t forget, NEPA’s parks are open all season for long, winter weekend hikes, cross country skiing and more. Our ski slopes are having a great winter with cold weather and plenty of fresh snow. And when all is said and done, warm up with a hot meal at one of NEPA’s incredible, local restaurants.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • Cosmic Ice Skating and Public Ice Skating

    Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.

    Bundle up the kids and get to Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston for a fun-filled evening on the ice. Enjoy ice skating to the latest hits during the public skate, or stay for their glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Skate. Skate rentals available.

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  • The Best 10 Minutes of My Life

    Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m.

    Join Scranton Fringe Fest alum and funny man, Shawn Wickens as he delivers “the best 10-minute set of his life.” The live, virtual event will feature several guest performers and 20% of donations will benefit City Harvest.

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  • Preschool Picasso – Snowman Collage

    Saturday, January 30 at 11 a.m.

    Bring your budding little artists to Spirited Art Scranton for this Mommy & Me painting class. Enjoy watching the young painters as they explore color and learn about mixing and beginner strokes. The event also features a story and snacks.

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  • 8th Annual Polar Plunge

    Saturday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

    Make your way to Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe for one of the coolest fundraising events of the year. Sign up to take the plunge into the frozen lake and help raise a little cash for the kids at Marian Catholic High School. Spectators welcome. Rain or shine event.

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  • Intro to Snowshoeing

    Sunday, January 31 at 10 a.m.

    Learn the basics of snowshoeing with the experts at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry. All necessary equipment will be provided. Participants are encouraged to register for the walk early.

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  • “Ski for the B” Winter Snowcial

    Sunday, January 31 at 11 a.m.

    Join Big Brothers / Big Sisters of NEPA for their annual ski and snow tubing day at Montage Mountain Resort in Scranton. Meet Frozen’s Elsa, Anna and Olaf and enjoy a special Hot Chocolate Happiness Hour. Find ticket ordering info here.

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  • Hit the Slopes

    All Weekend

    Fresh, recent snow still blankets most of NEPA’s mountain slopes. Whether you shred on a board or skis, you’ll find great powder all over the region. Many slopes also offer convenient equipment rental packages.

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  • Winter Hiking

    All Weekend

    Bundle up. Get a little of that refreshing, chilly air and take in some of NEPA’s most incredible winter scenery. Head out to our amazing local, state and national parks for an unforgettable, cold-weather hike.

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  • Dining Out

    All Weekend

    Indoor dining is back on at NEPA’s local restaurants. Grab a burger, some wings and catch a game. Get dressed up and celebrate that long-awaited date night. Check with restaurants concerning reservations and social distancing guidelines.

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