News Release: Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon

Albany Figure Skating Club to Host
Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon
Ahead of 2018 Olympic Winter Games


Delmar, NY – The Albany Figure Skating Club is hosting a Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon on Saturday, January 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Area YMCA in Delmar. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate by skating laps or making a donation to support the 2018 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.

U.S. Figure Skating’s Destination PyeongChang Family Tree program launched May 2017 to provide direct financial support to the families of each 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Olympian, ensuring that Team USA’s skaters will never be without their most critical support system — their families. Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thons, like the one hosted by Albany Figure Skating Club, serve as a way for U.S. Figure Skating member clubs to help raise funds and awareness for the Destination PyeongChang Family Tree, connect grassroots to the Games and support Team USA on its journey to PyeongChang, South Korea.

“We are excited to host this Skate-A-Thon. It is a great opportunity for Capital District skaters to take a break from practicing and have fun on the ice while showing their support of Team USA figure skaters and our local figure skating community,” said Elissa M. Baker, AFSC President. “We welcome all skaters, their families and friends to join us!”

We will be hosting a full day of fun as we celebrate National Skating Day and host the Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon. Fun will be had by all as there will be prizes for skaters, basket raffles, a bake sale and more. Skate rentals will be available at the rink payable to the CDYMCA and helmets are strongly recommended.

In addition to funds raised by Albany Figure Skating Club, U.S. Figure Skating and Smucker’s have teamed up to sweeten the deal. Smucker’s has pledged to match donations made by member clubs, up to $10,000, and all registered Skate-A-Thon participants will be entered to win a year’s supply of Smucker’s Uncrustables, with a secondary winner receiving four all-session tickets to the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

For more information, please contact AFSC at or Brent Diederich, U.S. Figure Skating Manager, Giving Programs, at 719.635.5200. For more information on Destination PyeongChang, click the Destination PyeongChang logo at

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