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We Get Up℠

Lessons learned from being a figure skater.

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In 2016, U.S. Figure Skating launched it's Get Up℠ campaign, with the motto, "We all fall. It's how we Get Up℠ that matters." This campaign also promotes the idea that, "If you can handle ice, you can handle anything."

Falling is a part of the sport, especially when learning new skills. It is impossible to progress without falling. Skating teaches athletes to get back up and try again. And again. And again. It teaches us to persevere. As the campaign suggests, this translates to life off of the ice. We've fallen hundreds and thousands of times on the ice. If we can continue to get up after falling on the ice, then we can handle falls in life, whether that be with school, with health, or with relationships. By hitting the ice hard countless times and forcing us to get up, skating builds tough character. However, perseverance is not the only way it promotes excellent character. Skating also develops character by teaching and emphasizing:

Good Sportsmanship

Responsibility

Personality

Passion for the sport

Teamwork

Confidence

Community Involvement

All while remembering the importance of having fun

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