Destination PyeongChang (DPC) is a multi-dimensional initiative that supports U.S. Figure Skating’s athletes, coaches, families and various programs leading up to, and throughout, the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The mission of DPC is to promote and support the sport, organization and skaters that will represent Team USA in South Korea Feb. 9-25, 2018.
Destination PyeongChang features informational and educational programs for athletes, coaches and families, member and club focused initiatives, a series of fundraising campaigns, several special events and more. Learn more about how to get involved by clicking on the links below:
Destination PyeongChang Family Tree
Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon Series presented by Smucker’s
Destination PyeongChang Club Fundraising Challenges
DESTINATION PYEONGCHANG FAMILY TREE PROGRAM
One of multiple fundraising initiatives associated with the Destination PyeongChang Campaign, The Family Tree Program will provide direct financial support to the families of each 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Olympian, ensuring that Team USA’s skaters will never be without their most critical support system – their families.
U.S. Figure Skating estimates the cost for just ONE family member to attend the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 is $7,200. With your support, we can help offset those costs to ensure our Olympians have their greatest support system by their sides as they represent our country.
Make your donation to the Family Tree Program now at DestinationPyeongChang.com. Donors can receive great benefits like the official Destination PyeongChang T-shirt and special e-videos sent straight to their inbox from Olympic hopefuls. You can also receive a special “leaf” to be placed on our tree display at 2017 Bridgestone Skate America and the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Learn more and make your donation today at DestinationPyeongChang.com.
DESTINATION PYEONGCHANG SKATE-A-THON SERIES PRESENTED BY SMUCKERS
With the help of longtime corporate partner, Smucker’s, U.S. Figure Skating is calling on skating clubs around the country to help support Team USA and their families on their journey to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thons will serve as a way for U.S. Figure Skating member clubs to help raise funds and awareness for the Destination PyeongChang Family Tree Program and the 2018 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.
Fifty percent of proceeds raised at Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thons will stay local and support the host club and its efforts to give local skaters more on-ice opportunities; the remaining 50 percent will support the Destination PyeongChang Family Tree Program. Skaters of all ages will be invited to participate.
In support of clubs’ efforts nationwide, Smucker’s will match up to $10,000 raised by Skate-A-Thon participants. In addition, all registered Skate-A-Thon participants will be entered to win a year’s supply of Smucker’s Uncrustables AND four all-session tickets to the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.*
Are you ready to host your own Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon?
Get started by registering here.
Helpful Links for Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thons
- How to Host a Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon
- Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon Pledge Sheet
- Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon Lap Counter Sheet
- Destination PyeongChang Club Registration
- Destination PyeongChang Digital Pledge Sheet
Complete your pledge/donation here if you sponsored a skater in a Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon and are looking to pay by credit card
*One Grand Prize winner will be selected to win a year’s supply of Smucker’s Uncrustables and a secondary winner will receive four all-session tickets to the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Winners may not be employees of U.S. Figure Skating or J.M. Smucker’ Company. Winners will be selected at random and will be notified by March 31, 2018. Transportation and lodging will not be provided to the 2019 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Winners may not sell or trade the year supply of Uncrustables or 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships tickets to a third party.
DESTINATION PYEONGCHANG CLUB FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE
U.S. Figure Skating is encouraging everyone to get on the ice in support of Destination PyeongChang! All U.S. Figure Skating members are challenged to invite friends and family to participate in Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thons at their rink to help their club earn incredible incentives. In the competitive spirit of the Olympic Games, U.S. Figure Skating has created a Club Challenge! Clubs across the country will have the chance to win a visit from a 2018 Olympian or two all-event tickets to the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Clubs will compete in one of four categories:
Tier 1: 50 members or fewer
Tier 2: 51-100 members
Tier 3: 101-250 members
Tier 4: 250+ members
* Membership based on registered members as of October 1, 2017
Grand Prizes will be awarded in two categories within each tier:
1. Most money raised will receive a visit from a 2018 Olympian
2. Most Skate-A-Thon participants will receive two all-event tickets to the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
* Olympian visits will be scheduled during an agreed-upon time between a Club Officer and U.S. Figure Skating.
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