On 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.
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.