For the second time in two years, Jordan Moeller and friends are skating to help kids with cancer.
The “One Skate At A Time” figure skating exhibition will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. [Saturday] May 25 at Southwest Ice Arena, 5505 W. 127th St., Crestwood. Once again, it is a benefit for One Step At A Time, a charity that helps kids with cancer.
Moeller, 18, is a figure skater who graduates May 23 from Richards High School in Oak Lawn. Last year, he learned of Julia Fischer, a Shephard High School student who had cancer and survived, through Julia’s aunt, Deb Swanson, a teacher at Richards High School.
Right now, his main goal is making sure the charity benefit goes off without a hitch.
“I’m proud of him for taking his talent and being able to help others. It’s a really good feeling,” Martha Moeller said.
Last year, a pairs skating team from Minnesota [Olivia Oltmanns & Joshua Santillan] “gave me a check for just more than $2,000 and that was money they raised in their area for this,” Moeller said.
About two dozen skaters will be showcasing their talents, he said. Tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 through 12. Children age 5 and younger get in for free. Southwest Ice Arena management is donating use of the ice.