About the Event
Join us for this fun and unique opportunity to help people with Parkinson's Disease right here in Nebraska!
This year’s event will take place from January 27-28 at the UNMC Ice Rink for 24 hours from 2:00 pm on Friday to 2:00 pm on Saturday. Cost to skate is $10 (plus a small service charge) and includes skate rental. Families can take advantage of a discounted rate of $40 (plus a small sercice charge) that includes registration and skate rental for two adults an unlimited number of children under the age of 18. Skaters will be on the ice continually (you can skate as long as you'd like---though we do have a couple individuals who train hard and skate the full 24!). This year we are encouraging businesses, companies, families and friends to form teams so that the ice will be filled for ALL 24 hours!
Non-skaters are encouraged to come and enjoy the festivities and show their support. Want to join the fun? Can't be there to skate? Donate!
Companies interested in corporate sponsorship should call Katrina at the Parkinson’s Nebraska office at 402-715-4707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't make the event? Watch the live stream.
The History of Skate-a-thon for Parkinson's
The Skate-A-Thon was the idea of an Omaha couple, Ted and the late Colleen Wuebben, who hosted their own skate-a-thon by flooding their back yard. Colleen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 at the age of 52. She died in 2013. Even after Colleen's death, Ted and their five children have continued to hold the 24-hour skating event. Since moving the skate-a-thon to UNMC in 2011, the event has raised more than $140,000. An all-time record 540 skaters participated in 2015.