Third Annual National Get Up Day to be Celebrated Feb. 1

(1/31/19) - On Friday, February 1, 2019, U.S. Figure Skating will invite people from around the United States to participate in the third annual National Get Up® Day. The day will be a celebration of those who embody the Get Up® spirit. On this day, people are encouraged to share their stories at WeGetUp.com, by using #WeGetUp or by contacting their local media outlet with their story, or the story of a friend or loved one, or an organization that is doing inspiring Get Up® work in their community.

U.S. Figure Skating will encourage media outlets around the country to share Get Up® moments throughout the day on February 1, whether connected to the sport of figure skating or not, through feature stories, pictures, videos, social media, etc. U.S. Figure Skating will also invite the U.S. Olympic Committee and other National Governing Bodies of Sport and their members and fans to participate.

February 1 marks the end of National Skating Month (January), when rinks across the country bring communities together to experience the joys and benefits of skating. U.S. Figure Skating is experiencing record breaking participation rates among their clubs and programs with more than 550 open houses and free lesson days. The first lesson in skating being how to fall down, and more importantly, how to get back up again, a lesson all participants can apply across all aspects of their lives.

U.S. Figure Skating celebrates the third annual National Get Up® Day on Friday, February 1, 2019, just days following the completion of the 2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. This national day of celebration is a legacy of U.S. Figure Skating’s Get Up® campaign.

Here is what you can do to participate in National Get Up Day:

Share with your friends and family
Spread the word to your friends, family and social media followers and encourage them to join the movement in support of National Get Up Day.

Share your Get Up stories on February 1, 2019 and use #WeGetUp
Share your Get Up story, the story of a friend or of an organization that you feel is doing inspiring Get Up work in your community and join the movement at WeGetUp.com, by using #WeGetUp.
For more information on National Get Up Day and the Get Up campaign, visit WeGetUp.com.