Happy 5th Birthday Learn to Skate USA!

Join us in celebrating five years of skating to great! Here are 5 ways to join in on the fun.

Learn to Skate USA Blog
Jun 1 · 3 min read

On June 1, 2016, Learn to Skate USA launched with a mission to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. Today, we’re celebrating five years of sharing our mission with skaters across the country, and we want you to join in on the fun!

1. Run, Walk or Skate Your Way to the 5th Birthday Virtual 5K

Run, walk or skate your way to a 5K in honor of Learn to Skate USA’s 5th birthday. Upon completion, all registrants entered will receive a limited-edition race medal. Learn to Skate USA members who complete the 5K on the Learn to Skate USA app will receive a commemorative pin and digital badge.

Registration is now open!. The event will take place virtually throughout the month of July.


2. Take Part in the 5th Birthday Essay and Video Challenge

We spent the last five years sharing why we think it’s great to skate, and now we want to hear why you love the ice! Starting now until June 30, we are accepting essays and videos answering the prompt “I love skating because…”

Choose to write 200 words or create a 30-second video, and send us your submission . At the end of June, we will showcase all your submissions on Learn to Skate USA's social media and website!

Learn more about the essay and video challenge .

3. Challenge Yourself with a Delicious On- and Off-Ice Challenge

Join us in celebrating five years of skating to great with the 5th Birthday Challenge! Each tier of the cake below features a different healthy initiative. Complete each one five times throughout the month to climb to the top of the cake!


4. Take the Name Drop Challenge!

Last summer, skaters nationwide took the Name Drop Challenge, spelling out their names in the form of various workouts and challenging friends to do the same. This time, we are challenging you!

. But instead of spelling out your name, spell out one of the following phrases:

  • Learn to Skate USA
  • Five Years
  • Happy Birthday

Share what phrase you completed with us on social media using #LearnToSkateUSA and #NameDropChallenge!

5. When I Skate, I Feel…

How do you feel when you take to the ice? Share your thoughts with us using the “When I Skate, I Feel…” prompt! Download and print the template here and fill it out. Take a photo of yourself on the ice with the prompt and share it on social media using #LearnToSkateUSA and #WhenISkateIFeel.

Achieving five years of skating to great wasn’t possible without the hardworking instructors, directors and business development specialists who work hard each and every day to share their passion for skating with thousands of skaters across the country. Thank you to everyone who has helped share our mission and make skating a more welcoming place for all!

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