The University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha will present Freezin’ for a Reason on December 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNMC Ice Rink, 42nd Street between Emile and Dewey.

Bring your family and support a family that stays at the Ronald McDonald House. A $7.50 per person contribution – cash, check or credit cards accepted – provides free ice skating, free waffles from The Waffleman, free face painting and balloon animals, and the opportunity to meet Ronald McDonald himself. The contribution helps support a one-night stay for a family at the Ronald McDonald House. A freewill donation is suggested for children 4 and under. All proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Have pop tabs? Bring them to the event as Ronald McDonald House staff collects and recycles aluminum tabs to help defray its operational costs. Families also may choose to bring an item from the Ronald McDonald House wish list. Huber Chevrolet will be on site to encourage participants to “stuff the truck” with household/pantry items.

UNMC leaders alongside McDonald’s owner/operators helped bring the Ronald McDonald House to 620 S. 38th Ave. in Omaha in 1994. Since then, the Ronald McDonald House has provided for thousands of families who have brought their sick children to Omaha for medical care.  Visit for wish list items, parking information and more.