UNMC Ice Rink to Open Saturday, Dec. 3 

UNMC Ice Rink to Open Saturday, Dec. 3 
November 27th, 2022 | Media Release

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s outdoor ice-skating rink will be open this season from Dec. 3 through Feb. 5.  

The rink, which is open to the public, is located just east of 42nd Street, midway between Emile Street and Dewey Avenue, on the north side of the Sorrell Center for Health Science Education. 

Admission for the public is $7, which includes skates. Only cash or credit cards are accepted — no checks or debit cards.  

Hours of operation are: 

  • Monday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. 
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (campus intramurals in the evenings) 
  • Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

During winter break — Dec. 19 through Jan. 1 — open skating hours will be extended to: 

  • Sunday through Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Holiday hours are as follows: 

  • Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Christmas Day: Closed 
  • New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

If the air temperature (not the wind chill reading) is zero degrees or below, the rink will be closed. Check weather closures by going to Facebook or by calling (402) 559-0697. 

Free parking is available in Lot 15 (surface lot on 40th Street between Dewey Avenue and Emile Street), located on the north and east sides of the UNMC Center for Healthy Living. 

Both the ice rink and adjacent event building for handling admission and skate rentals are outdoors. UNMC continues to take precautions against COVID-19 and asks people who want to skate to: 

  • Stay home if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or suspect you have COVID-19; 
  • Check potential symptoms on UNMC’s free 1-Check COVID app; or 
  • Answer these simple symptom screening questions:
    • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days?  
    • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?  
    • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours? 

Those who answer “yes” to any of the questions above are asked to stay home for the health and safety of others. 

Skaters may bring food and beverages. Alcohol is not allowed. For more information about the ice rink, check the UNMC calendar or contact Candace Peteler via email or (402) 559-5192. 


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