We Get Up

Getting up after a fall is one of the first things we’re taught when learning how to skate. It’s one of the most important skills we learn both in the rink and out in the world. Whether it be picking yourself back up after a fall, working through mental health challenges or fighting for something you believe in, we all get up. Every time we stumble and have to find our balance, we’re reminded that life can be slippery but we have the strength to 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.

This campaign is a celebration of the strength, resilience and determination it takes not only to be a figure skater, but to be human. 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

Celebrated since 2017, National Get Up Day is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. 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 is celebrated annually on February 1.

We’ll be celebrating Get Up Day in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Sertich Ice Center this year! Please refer to this page for details in the coming months. If you aren’t in the Colorado Springs area, we invite you to join the celebration by sharing your stories of strength, determination and resilience on social media using #WeGetUp.

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

Get Up Champions

Nominations for the 2022-23 membership year have closed. 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 year. Check back the first week of November to meet the 2022-23 ambassadors!

Join the movement

Join the Movement

Use #WeGetUp all year round to share your stories and inspire others! We all experience Get Up moments and, by sharing our stories, we build connections with each other and become a stronger community.

We want to hear your Get Up story!

Join the movement. Use the form below to submit your Get Up story.

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