MORRIS COUNTY — Discounted admission for Friday night skating events at Mennen Sports Arena for youth and their families will begin January 4, courtesy of the New Jersey Coalition for Education and Positive Choices in conjunction with Mennen Sports Arena. The sponsors seek to provide an opportunity for teens and adolescents to have fun with friends in a safe, chaperoned, healthy, drug- free environment. The offer runs through March 8.
Between skate rental and admission to a full Friday night skate to the music of DJ Earl, the total cost is $7.00 per person, discounted from $12.00. The rink is open for skating from 8-10:00 p.m. The box office opens at 7:30 p.m. Mennen Sports Arena also has a snack bar and video games which are not included in the admission price. To get the discounted rate, visit the table staffed by New Jersey Coalition for Education & Positive Choices in the arena lobby. The program is open to Morris County kids of all ages and their families. You don’t have to be a member of the coalition to participate.
Each Friday night will have a different theme with the hope of creating connections, interest in new activities, hobbies and engender career interest. Theme nights include:
- Law Enforcement Night: Many police departments and law enforcement agencies will be on hand to display equipment, explain its purpose and most importantly, allow our youngsters to meet and greet true heroes.
- Firefighter Night
- Martial Arts and Fitness Night
- Dance Night
- Photo ID Night: Morris County Sheriff’s Department will create a free official ID card for any child who would like one.
The NJ Coalition for Education and Positive Choices is comprised of law enforcement agencies, educators, elected officials, Scouts, organized sports, musicians, businesses and parents working together to unite our communities in the war against drug and alcohol addiction.
Mennen Arena is located at 161 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. For more information on the coalition click here.
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