On Jan. 25-26, 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.
Skating will begin at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25 and conclude at 5 p.m. on Jan. 26. 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.