Mavericks on Skates: UNO students catch Olympic fever and strap on a pari of skates for a night on ice.

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Maverick Productions “Midnight Mojo” series continued on Friday, Feb. 21 with the Mojo on Skates event. Students were able to take a shuttle to Motto McLean Ice Arena and throw on some skates until 11:30 p.m.

Although ice skating is popular in America, other cultures are not familiar with the tricky sport. Sova Gajmer, a University of Nebraska at Omaha sophomore born in Nepal, said she had issues adjusting to ice skating.

“I didn’t really skate. It’s scary. The first time I went on the rink, I sat back down. It’s really good I didn’t fall,” Gajmer said.

This year was the second time Gajmer has attended the event, last year being her first time ice skating. She explained that in Nepal ice skating is not a popular past-time. Gajmer attended the event with lots of friends who seemed like “professionals”, even with it being some of their first time on an ice rink.

Gajmer said that these events are new for some international students, but they are fun to experience.

Gajmer lives on campus, and although she received a ride to the rink, she utilized the shuttle that drove back and forth through the course of the event.  She enjoyed the event, especially laughing with people who fall on the ice.

“When someone falls people don’t say ‘Are you okay?’ Everyone laughs! It’s embarrassing!”

Midnight Mojo events are free for UNO students, and all students are encouraged to come and enjoy.

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