Published in the April 20, 2016 edition

READING — The North Shore Skating Club will host a Skate-A-Thon and Figure Skating Exhibition to benefit Molly’s Fight on Saturday, April 23 from 5–8 p.m. at the Burbank Ice Arena in Reading. All are welcome to participate in this fun, family event.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a Figure Skating Exhibition in which members of area skating clubs will perform for the public.

At 6:30 p.m. there will be an hour and a half long Skate-A-Thon in which the general public can show their support for the Malone family by taking to the ice to public skate. There will be a silent auction as well.


Participants may register in advance or on the evening of the event starting at 4:30 p.m. The Skate-A-Thon/Pledge Page may be found at, may be picked up at the Burbank Ice Arena lobby or may be completed at the event.

Payment of a $15 registration fee will include both the admission to watch the Figure Skating Exhibition from 5–6:20 p.m. and public skating for the registrant from 6:30–7:50 p.m.

A $10 registration fee will include public skating from 6:30–7:50 p.m. only. Skate rentals will be available free of charge for those who need them, courtesy of the Burbank Ice Arena.

All spectators (not registered as Skate-A-Thon or Exhibition participants) will be charged $5 for entrance to the arena during the exhibition and the Skate-A-Thon.

About Molly

In January, one of the North Shore Skating Club’s longtime club members, 15-year-old Molly Malone, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Immediately she started receiving treatment, which must be continued through August.

“Molly has three much younger siblings and her parents are trying so hard to keep life as normal as possible for all of them. They are dealing with so much at this time and there are so many expenses associated with battling this terrible disease that health insurance doesn’t cover,” said Suzi Sweezey, skating director of the NSSC.

“Molly is a Lynnfield resident and a sophomore at Lynnfield High school. Please participate in this Skate-A-Thon as 100 percent of all profits made from this event will go directly to the Malone family.”