#UpAgain is our message to the Skating Family to find their inner strength, be persistent and work hard to achieve their dreams.
#UpAgain is an emotive and inspiring campaign based on one simple principle: we must overcome life’s challenges to achieve our full potential.
As we currently face one of the biggest challenges humankind has encountered in decades, many people all over the world are asked to #StayHome and are experiencing social distancing, self-quarantine and separation from their loved ones, this #UpAgain message takes a new and greater meaning.
Through this campaign, the ISU aims to encourage people to stay strong, to support each other in creative and mindful ways and together we will get #UpAgain.
We all have setbacks in training, in competition, and in life, and we all have to get #UpAgain, overcome our fears and challenge ourselves to get better.
As part of the #UpAgain campaign and in support of the #StayHome movement, the ISU announced the streaming of full event replays of ISU Championships from 2018 and 2019. These events will be available on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel every day allowing fans to chat and engage with the sports they love and miss. The full replay schedule is available here.
Figure Skating athletes and fitness enthusiasts will be able to stay in shape with the online ISU Figure Skating training sessions that will take place from April 19 to April 24. Hosted by top coaches, choreographers and other Figure Skating professionals from a selected number of ISU Centers of Excellence, all sessions will be available on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel.
Additionally, the ISU will continue to share #UpAgain stories highlighting how some of the world’s best skaters beat adversity to get back #UpAgain on the podium.
The recently launched #UpAgain story features Norwegian Speed Skater Håvard Lorentzen.
Our first story focuses on Canadian Ice Dancer Piper Gilles and her grieving process after losing a loved.
Finally, if you want to see how athletes are getting through these challenging times and support them stay tuned on our social media channels as we will feature athletes and show their daily routine. They will provide tips on how to stay physically fit and active and how to maintain a healthy mind, all within the comfort of their own homes.