PORTLAND — The Civic Center is opening its ice rink to the public for free skating this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m., skaters can join Portland Pirates’ mascots Salty Pete and Crackers on the ice.

Also, renderings of the proposed renovations to the CivIc Center will be on display.

Skate rental will not be available, and hockey sticks and pucks will not be allowed on the ice. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Hockey fans from Cumberland County can sign up to win tickets to upcoming Pirates games at the team’s booth at the Civic Center. A total of 5,000 tickets will be given away.

Online entries can be made at www.portlandpirates.com.

For more information, call the Civic Center at 775-3458.