Learn to skate programs, in-house skating leagues, public skating, league games, birthday parties, special skating events, sporting events and more – Revolution Ice Centre is loaded with some of our favorite frozen activities. Located in Pittston, Revolution is the perfect spot to discover your new favorite hobby. Open 12 months a year, this state-of-the-art facility offers programs for all ages and abilities. We had the chance to learn more and what we learned is quite impressive. It’s no wonder this facitiliy has over 100,0000 spectators and participants visit each year.
Revolution Ice Centre is an impressive facility.
Can you describe the center and it’s amenities?
Revolution Ice Centre is a state-of-the-art ice skating facility and premier hockey training program located in Pittston, PA. Revolution has two regulation sized ice sheets, seating for 800 spectators in permanent bleachers, fourteen large locker rooms, Hat Trick Hockey (a year round pro shop), private birthday party rooms and a concession area. The arena provides ice for kids of all ages. The arena is home to several hockey organizations including: the Wilkes Barre Scranton Knights NAHL Team, the Tier 1 AYHL Wilkes Barre Scranton Junior Knights, the EJEPL Wilkes Barre Scranton Junior Knights youth hockey teams, WVIHL league, OTHC league and Blue Ridge Figure Skating Club. In addition, Revolution proudly serves as home ice for Kings College men’s and women’s ice hockey program as well as the University of Scranton and Lackawanna College (future) club Hockey programs and a variety of local high schools.
How long has Revolution been around and how did it start?
The building was built around 1998 and opened in 1999 as the Ice Box. Two owners had it previously before Jody Cordaro purchased it about a year and a half ago. He is making improvements and investing in the facility to provide a great experience for our guests.
Do you need to have prior skating experience to come to Revolution?
No, you do not. We have programs for folks of all ages and abilities including a Learn to Skate program which is designed for beginners.
Following the Learn to Skate program, how do skaters progress?
The Learn to Skate program has basic levels for all ages. Skaters are separated by age groups for the learn to skate program. Each skater is instructed at their current level to aid in development. If one would like to continue in skating skills, there is a figure skating program where additional lessons are offered.
If a skater wishes to play hockey, we have a Learn to Play program as well. Similar to learn to skate, the Learn to Play program covers all ages and all abilities. We also run an in-house league where individuals sign up, get placed on a team and have one practice and one game a week.
Do you need to be actively involved in a program to skate at Revolution?
No, you do not. There are four public skate programs every week, with more during the Christmas holiday, some on other holidays and “no school” days. Also, there is freestyle time where those who want to practice figure skating can come on their own and practice or take lessons.
Also, for the hockey players there are open hockey sessions for both youth and adults. There is “stick time” as well where players can come and just work on their game on their own or with others who are there. Kind of like an informal practice.
From clubs and teams to an in-house league, how do skaters join one of your ice hockey teams?
To join the in-house league, you can sign up online, by phone or in person. You will be contacted and fitted for equipment.
The WBS Jr. Knights Club has teams for U6 and up. A link to their page can be found on our website. They hold tryouts and form teams that travel in youth hockey leagues.
You’re also a great party spot? Can parties be booked all year long?
We host birthday parties all year long. You get the room for 2 ½ hours and are on the ice for 1 ½ hours (during the public skate time). A host will assist you in the party room with food and anything you need and they will also be on the ice with the group for the entire skating time. More information is available online, including pricing info.
Are all of your programs running year-round?
Most of our programs are year-round. Some may be altered slightly for the summer.
What’s the best way to get more information?
Go to our website: www.revo-ice.com or call down to the facility at 570 883-1100.
Is there anything in-particular most people don’t know about Revolution?
We will be putting the turf down on one of the rinks for April through July to accommodate other sports during that time so stay tuned!
Revolution Ice Centre
12 Old Boston Rd.
Pittston, PA 18640