I feel that figure skating has helped me grow into the young woman I am today - Silver Dance, 23 Skating is what I look forward to everyday. It is a huge part of my life and I love it! - Juvenile FS, 12 Skating has taught me so much more beyond jumps, spins and footwork. I have gained many opportunities and personality traits that I don't believe I would possess if I didn't skate. - Senior FS, 15I love the sport. It's basically my life and I wouldn't give it up for anything. At times it gets frustrating, but the accomplishments make it all worth it. - Preliminary Dance, 14Passing the Senior Pairs test is one of the most rewarding accomplishments of my life because it was the most challenging and athletically difficult test I've done and requires extensive dedication to your sport and partner. It was like reaching Mount Everest for me! Skating provides a lot of meaning in my life and gives me great joy! - Senior Pairs, 25I love to express myself in extraordinary ways, and I feel that figure skating is a great way to express myself creatively. - Pre-Preliminary MITF, 10I love to skate it is my passion. It makes me feel free like I could fly! - Bronze Dance, 11Skating has also built up my confidence for performing around other people. If I mess up, I know that I can pull myself up and just keep going; and at the end I can just laugh at myself knowing I had such a fun time. - Pre-Preliminary MITF, 11

National Skating Month is an opportunity for rinks and local programs to celebrate skating, alert local media and 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, everyone enjoys a fun-filled day at the rink!

Most important, celebrating National Skating Month on a local level draws attention to your program and ice facility. Upon registration, posters, postcards and a media packet, with sample press releases and announcements on CD, are distributed to participating clubs and programs. Other promotional items included in the kits are items to raffle, bookmarks, skating stickers, logo pencils, skate-shaped Post-it notes, Snowplow Sam zipper pulls and other great stuff.

2014 National Skating Month has been extended to include February! Click here for details.

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2014 National Skating Month

Kits for National Skating Month 2014 are sold out. If you would still like to be added to the mailing list, contact Susi Wehrli-McLaughlin at swehrli@usfigureskating.org.

2014 National Skating Month Resources