We Get Up

Getting up is something you do in the rink and out in the world. Every time you go to practice. Every time you fight for something you believe in. Every time you stumble and find your balance you are reminded that life is slippery…Get Up!

Mariah Bell ends her performance with emotion at the 2020 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships

About #WeGetUp

The Get Up® campaign was launched by U.S. Figure Skating in 2017 to help skaters and non-skaters alike to recognize the grit, passion and perseverance needed to Get Up in the rink and in life every day.

The campaign is a celebration of the strength, resilience and determination it takes to be a figure skater. Our goal is to attract new skaters to the sport, grow our fan base and empower our members to take pride in who they are as figure skaters while making a positive difference in their communities.

A young synchro team performs a rotational element

National Get Up Day presented by

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Celebrated since 2017, National Get Up Day presented by Guaranteed Rate is Monday, February 1, 2021. U.S. Figure Skating invites people around the nation to participate in a celebration of those who embody the Get Up spirit. Officially declared by The Registrar at National Day Calendar, National Get Up Day presented by Guaranteed Rate is celebrated annually on February 1.

Join the celebration by sharing your Get Up stories on social media using #WeGetUp.

Two Get Up Champions (Rick and Kathie) pose for a photo.

Get Up Champions

U.S. Figure Skating encourages its members to nominate themselves or fellow skaters to be recognized as a 2021 Get Up Champion. The program is a peer-to-peer campaign recognizing members of the U.S. Figure Skating community that embrace the Get Up spirit.

All nominees will be honored in a future issue of SKATING magazine and select nominees will be chosen to be Get Up Ambassadors for the 2021-22 membership year.

Nominations are accepted Feb. 1-28, 2021 via the Member section of the U.S. Figure Skating Members Only website.

Log in to Members Only to learn more and submit a Get Up Champions nomination

Join the movement

Join the Movement

We all have experienced Get Up moments; those stories that help shape our lives. Join the movement and share those moments with us and inspire others by using #WeGetUp.

Get Up Virtual 5K presented by Guaranteed Rate

Feb. 1, 2021 marks the five-year anniversary of National Get Up Day, created by U.S. Figure Skating as part of its Get Up campaign. To kick off the celebration, U.S. Figure Skating is launching the inaugural Get Up Virtual 5K presented by Guaranteed Rate. This event will take place virtually and participants will have the opportunity to skate, run, bike, walk, roll or complete the 5k distance any way they chose.

Registration is open  Friday, Jan. 15, and closes at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, Feb. 26. A printable bib will be provided through a confirmation email upon registering, and participants will have the entire month of February (Feb. 1 - Feb. 28) to complete the 5k and submit a photo of themselves wearing their bib to receive an official Get Up 5k t-shirt, certificate and recognition within the Get Up Virtual 5K finishers list. The cost of registration is $25 for members of U.S. Figure Skating and $35 for non-members.

Click here to register as a member of U.S. Figure Skating

Click here to register as a non-member

All net proceeds will benefit the Memorial Fund. Click here to learn more about the fund.

2020 Get Up Ambassadors

2020 Get Up Ambassadors


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