Skate-a-thon for Parkinson's

Skate-a-thon graphicOn Jan. 10-11, the UNMC Ice Rink will host the third-annual UNMC Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s with skaters hitting the ice for 24 straight hours to raise money for Parkinson’s research.

Watch this year's event live. The livestream will begin 30 minutes before skating begins. You must have the latest version of QuickTime to view the livestream.

Skating will begin at 12 p.m. on Jan. 10 and conclude at 12 p.m. on Jan. 11. The event is open to the public – skaters and non-skaters alike. Skaters will be on the ice continually, but non-skaters are encouraged to come and enjoy the festivities and show their support.

The skate-a-thon is the idea of an Omaha couple, Ted and Colleen Wuebben, who have hosted their own skate-a-thon in the past by flooding their back yard. Colleen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 at the age of 52.

View photos of past skate-a-thons: 2012 | 2011

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UNMC's Ice Rink

The skate-a-thon will take place on UNMC's ice rink, located just north of the Sorrell Center on the northeast corner of 42nd and Emile streets.

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