U.S. Figure Skating and Olympic City USA will host an official National Get Up® Day celebration at Skate in the Park at Acacia Park (115 E. Platte Ave.) on Saturday, Feb. 1. The event features free public skating from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., plus an opportunity to win prizes and meet top U.S. figure skaters.
The event falls on National Get Up® Day, created in 2016 by U.S. Figure Skating and celebrated nationally on Feb. 1. The day embraces the moments in life that make us stronger and encourages people nationwide to share their Get Up® moments using #WeGetUp or sharing their story at usfigureskating.org/wegetup. Skate in the Park attendees will have a special opportunity to share their Get Up® moment with friends and family through a unique photo booth and digital activation. Pre-registration is highly encouraged and can be found at https://fs12.formsite.com/USFSAIT/ormckz8g7p/index.html.
“National Get Up Day isn’t just a day for the figure skating community,” said U.S. Figure Skating Chief Marketing Officer Ramsey Baker. “The day is a chance for everyone to come together in celebration of the Get Up® spirit as we recognize those individuals and organizations in our communities whose inspirational stories embody the Get Up® movement.”
“As a city that embraces not only the athletes and organizations that are part of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements, but one that also strives to embody the Olympic and Paralympic values, the message of Get Up® Day reminds us of the moments, big and small, where we have shown determination to get up and try, regardless of the circumstance,” said Mayor John Suthers.
U.S. Figure Skating, one of 24 National Governing Bodies to call Colorado Springs home, was founded in 1921 and has been headquartered in Olympic City USA since 1979. It has more than 765 member, school-affiliated and collegiate clubs, and serves more than 200,000 members across the United States.