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National Skating Month Poster

6 Nov

National Skating Month is quickly approaching (January)! Click here to find materials about how you can get involved and check back for a list of events in your area!

Meanwhile, here is the 2013 National Skating Month poster, featuring this year’s spokesperson, Michael Weiss!

National Skating Month Events

15 Jan

National Skating Month is at its mid-point, have you been to an event yet?

Click here for an entire list of events for National Skating Month.

Click here to see a great event at in Bloomington, Minn. taking place on Jan. 16th.

Click here to see a great event in Clayton, N.Y.

Click here for more information on Downtown Ice in San Jose, Calif. including U.S. Figure Skating SkateFests on Jan. 21 and Jan. 29.

Click here for even more from National Skating Month!

Who is Your Inspiration?

12 Jan

Since January is National Skating Month, we asked our skaters who inspires them? Find out who inspires Adam Rippon, Alissa Czisny, Ashley Cain and Joshua Reagan. Who inspires you? Post in the comment section on here, Facebook or send us a message @USFigureSkating on Twitter!

U.S. Figure Skating National Skating Month Video Contest

5 Jan

This year, National Skating Month celebrates its 10th anniversary, and to celebrate, U.S. Figure Skating hosted a video contest. Skaters who passed a Pre-Preliminary test (moves in the field or free skate) in the last six months were invited to record a 30-second video explaining why they love figure skating. This year’s winner, 10-year-old Maya Schwartz of Skating Club of San Francisco stood out with her enthusiastic and unique video. As the winner, her video will be played on the Jumbotron at many U.S. Figure Skating events including U.S. Championships and Four Continents. She will also receive tickets to the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular at U.S. Championships at the end of January and a prize pack from U.S. Figure Skating.

Here’s Maya’s video:

Four runner ups were also selected and will receive a prize pack from U.S. Figure Skating. The runner ups include Christina Bouwman of Portland Ice Skating Club, Emily Warren of Skating Club of Amherst, Trevor Bucek of Northern Ice Figure Skating Club, and Karin Buffie and Jacia Christiansen of Eagan Ice Crystal Figure Skating Club. Look below to see their videos!

Christina:

Trevor:

Karin and Jacia:

Emily:

Thanks to everyone for submitting a video, it really is Great to Skate!

National Skating Month is Here!

1 Jan

Every January, U.S. Figure Skating celebrates National Skating Month. This year’s festivities will kick off with “Caesars Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice” airing on NBC on Jan. 1st from 4-6 p.m. (ET).

The show features a cast that includes World and Olympic ladies champions. Peggy Fleming, the 1968 Olympic champion, is honored during the show which took place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

National Skating Month, hosted annually, is in its 10th year and is an opportunity for rinks and local skating programs to celebrate skating, invite members to perform and host activities that will attract new families to the wonderful world of skating. Through a series of organized on- and off-ice activities, National Skating Month hopes to show that everyone can have have a fun-filled day at the rink.

For more information on National Skating Month and to find a National Skating Month event near you, visit www.NationalSkatingMonth.com. Be sure to check back here as we’ll have full coverage of National Skating Month leading up to and through the U.S. Championships in San Jose, Calif.

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