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.
- National Skating Month Open House Manual (PDF)
- How to Host an Open House (PDF)
- Flier to distribute to participants (PDF)
- National Skating Month poster (PDF)
- Working with the Media Handbook (DOC)
- Ideas to Use Social Media to Promote Your Events (DOC)
- Bring-a-Buddy Coupons (PDF)
- National Skating Month Proclamation (PDF)
- Getting Started in Ice Skating (PDF)
- 10 Ideas for National Skating Month (PDF)
- Sample waiver (PDF)
- Calendar of events at Panthers FSC (PDF)
- Kids Puzzle Page - 1 (PDF)
- Kids Puzzle Page - 2 (PDF)
- Color Snowplow Sam (PDF)
- Color Snowplow Sam's Friend (PDF)
- Fox5 Morning Show Celebrates National Skating Month
- Skaters of all levels celebrate National Ice Skating Month
- It's National Figure Skating Month, so lace 'em up
Click here for a list of National Skating Month activities and find one in your area!
Click here to view the events and news from 2012.
As a part of National Skating Month, U.S. Figure Skating ran a video contest inviting our newer members to tell us what they love about skating. We received lots of adorable videos, making it a very difficult decision. Take a look at the winners in each category:
Individual - 1st place - Taylor - Video Here
Small Group - 1st place - Stephanie, Emily, Lily and Shannon - Video Here
Synchro Team - 1st place - Skyliners - Video Here