Ice skating, a winter favorite, is at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for all to enjoy. Located between 40th and 42nd streets and between Dewey and Emile Streets, the rink is sure to be a fun time!
The ice skating rink costs $5 for the general public, but it is free for UNMC, UNO, UNL, UNK, and Clarkson College students, Nebraska Medicine employees, students, and family members, and Ronald McDonald House employees and house guests.
The outdoor rink is the perfect place for friends and family to go outside to enjoy each other’s company, the outdoors, and get some exercise.
Every year at the UNMC ice skating rink is Skate-a-Thon for Parkinson’s Disease Research. This is a 24-hour ice skating event where all of the proceeds benefit Parkinson’s research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Skate-a-Thon typically starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at 2 p.m. on Saturday. During the 24 hours the fundraiser happens, there are a few games and events.
At the beginning of the fundraiser, after school snacks are handed out, and during the night there’s a “skinny skate” race where skaters above the age of 18 race around the rink in their underwear. Early the next morning there is yoga on the ice.
For years, Skate-a-Thon has been a fun event where skaters get to exercise, eat, and spend time with old and new friends. The festivities this upcoming winter begin at 2 p.m. on January 24 and conclude at 2 p.m. on January 25.
The rink is now open for the public, and will stay open until Sunday November 2nd.