national get up day

“we all fall. It’s how we stand up that topics.”

That’s the spirit at the back of country wide arise Day on February 1. U.S. parent Skating created this motivational campaign in 2016. “arise is about being fearless in the face of falling,” in step with the USFSA. much like discern skaters, all of us fall from time to time. The difficult component is bouncing lower back. national rise up Day honors this determination. Get prepared to rejoice your own stand up moments, honor others who’ve been there, and inspire human beings on your own lifestyles to do the equal.


1.percentage your personal experience — and spread the message — on social media
it may be any second where you felt like you failed, however rather than giving up, you stored going. if you’re sharing an experience on social media, make sure to apply the hashtag #GetUpDay.

2.inspire others to rise up
whether you pick to do that by means of posting on social media, scheduling an event, or reaching out to pals who need a touch raise, just be sure to inspire those for your life to keep going.

3.go ice skating!
it’s the suitable way to celebrate. simply understand that whilst you fall, it’s adequate — stand up and strive again!


  1. Adam Rippon

    The 2016 U.S. National Men’s Figure Skating Champion, who injured his shoulder the very next season, fought back and earned a spot on the 2018 Olympic team.

  2. Mirai Nagasu

    This seven-time U.S. National Ladies’ Figure Skating medalist, left off the 2014 Olympic team, came back to earn a spot in 2018 — becoming the first U.S. woman to land a triple axel in competition.

  3. Miracle on Ice

    The USA hockey team, consisting of amateur players, shocked the heavily favored Soviet Union 4-3 in a medal-round game at the 1980 Winter Olympics. They would go on to win the gold.

  4. Apolo Anton Ohno

    This American speed skater, who fell several times in his first-ever Olympic final, forced himself to get up and cross the finish line — winning a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Games.

  5. Kerri Strug

    This American gymnast, who damaged her ankle at the 1996 Olympics, ultimately came back to help lift the U.S. team to a gold medal.



  1. It can be applied to all aspects of life

    Although U.S. Figure Skating created National Get Up Day, the overall message can be applied to any life situation. Recently laid off? Chin up and hit the ground running to look for a new job. Fail an exam in school? Shake it off and study harder for the next one.

  2. It promotes a healthy attitude

    Thanks to all of the Get Up stories out there, people everywhere are inspired to adopt a more positive spirit when facing life’s obstacles.

  3. Everyone falls (figuratively and literally)

    Whether you celebrate National Get Up Day as a figure skater or not, it serves as a reminder that mistakes, failures, and low moments happen. We are human after all — even those seemingly perfect skaters we see on TV. Still, it’s how you bounce back from these moments that really counts.


Year Date Day
2022 February 1 Tuesday
2023 February 1 Wednesday
2024 February 1 Thursday
2025 February 1 Saturday
2026 February 1 Sunday

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