OK, not really related to our league or even hockey, but it is related to ice skating at least.
If you live in the Scranton area and have kids, this could make for nice holiday tradition. The mall is going to have a (small) synthetic ice rink for skating.
■ Ice-skating rink.
From Dec. 19 through 23, a 40-by-20-foot synthetic ice-skating rink will be assembled on the first floor of the mall, with skate rental available for a yet-to-be-determined fee.
No, we can’t play hockey on it and it’s only seasonal. But if gets a lot of use this year, maybe next year it’ll be bigger. Maybe with enough use, the new owner could be convinced to put in a full-sized “real” ice rink. Sure, it would be expensive but it’s been done before: Ice Palace at Monroeville Mall near Pittsburgh, PA