2020 UNMC Skate-a-Thon for Parkinson's

by Parkinson's Nebraska Contact

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 2:00pm
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 2:00pm

UNMC Ice Rink

4016 Emile St,


What's happening?

Join us for the 11th annual UNMC Skate-a-Thon for Parkinson’s! This unique, family-friendly event is a 24-hour outdoor ice skating fundraiser to benefit UNMC Parkinson’s disease research and support the mission of Parkinson’s Nebraska. All proceeds stay right here in Nebraska to provide specialized exercises, support groups, professional trainings, and educational opportunities. 

The Skate-a-Thon began when our founder, Colleen Wuebben, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was not able to find any services in Omaha. She saw a need so her family flooded the backyard, created an ice rink, and began raising money to provide specialized Parkinson's exercise classes. After her death in 2013, her family continued the tradition and have raised nearly $200,000 for Parkinson's disease research and services over the course of the event. 

The Skate-a-Thon is truly an experience. There will be music, food, drinks, games, prizes, dancing, pizza, a DJ, ice skating and FUN FUN FUN! Come to skate or come spectate... just come to experience the most FUNraising event in Omaha!


Individual and Family Registration

Tickets include unlimited skating—stop by any time to skate, and skate for as long as you’d like!

Individual: $15 Price includes registration and skate-rental.

Family: $50 Price includes registration and skate rental for two adults and up to 8 children (under the age of 18) from the same household.

Rock the Clock Team Registration

Rock-the Clock Teams are teams committed to being out on the ice for the full the twenty– four hours! Recruit your family, friends, and co-workers to form a team. Divide up the 24 hours to have a representative out on the ice throughout the entire event. Team Captains, use the Rock the Clock Team Roster to track your team’s hours on the rink.

Rock the Clock Team Member: $15 Price includes registration, skate-rental, free food, motivation, and recognition throughout the event.

Click HERE to register for the 2020 UNMC Skate-a-Thon for Parkinson’s!


Rally your Cheerleaders!

You can help raise more money for Parkinson’s services by rallying your cheerleaders to pledge a donation to the Skate-a-Thon! Use the 2020 Skate-a-Thon Pledge Form to track donations from your supporters. Then, send us your completed Pledge Form and donations by Wednesday, January 29th. 

The Individual, Family, and Rock the Clock Team that raises the most money will win a prize!!


Get involved!

Volunteer: We need A LOT of help to power this 24-hour event. There are many ways and times available to help out. Please check out the Volunteer Sign-Up and help us whenever you can!

Sponsor: We rely on our community partners to help us power our mission and provides life-enhancing services to the Parkinson’s community across Nebraska. We couldn’t do it without our generous sponsors. 2020 Skate-a-Thon sponsorships are available!

Donate: Can’t make it out to the rink or not a fan of ice skating? No problem! You can still help us make an impact by donating at www.parkinsonsnebraska.org/donate.

Please contact Amber at 402-715-4707 or amber@parkinsonsnebraska.org for more information about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

About the organization

Parkinson's Nebraska is nonprofit organization that serves with the mission to be the primary source of Parkinson's disease education, support, and services in Nebraska. We provide specialized exercise classes, support groups, professional trainings, and educational opportunities to strengthen the Parkinson's community and connect people with the resources they need to live a quality, fulfilling life. Visit our website to learn more about Parkinson's disease, access resources, and see how we are impacting lives in the community.

What to expect

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Special Instructions

Please park in the parking garage on the north side of Emile St. The ice rink is down, hidden from street view, on the south side of Emile St. Sign wills be posted on the day of the event!


4016 Emile St

Omaha, NE 68105