February Family Fitness Events

Find family fitness and health observations and events for February.

Celebrate fitness and sports throughout the month of February with these special events. Use them to help you plan a family activity that encourages active play.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

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Honor female athletes this month by attending a special Girls and Women in Sports Day event, or anytime by taking your daughter to a college or pro women's sports event.

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Jump Rope for Heart

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Kids participate in jump-rope-a-thons at school, collecting money to benefit the American Heart Association. Jump Rope for Heart events are often held in February, which is American Heart Month, but they can also be scheduled for other times of year. Hoops for Heart is a similar event that swaps basketballs for jump ropes.

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100th Day of School


Observe this special day in your child's school or classroom with 10 active ways to celebrate 100 days of learning.

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Winter Olympic Games

USA sledge hockey at 2010 Paralympic games in Vancouver
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The Winter Olympic Games give your family the opportunity to watch sports that are not often televised (curling, anyone?) and to learn more about amazing athletes and their home cities and countries.

Valentine's Day

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Go beyond candy hearts and chocolate and plan a fit, healthy celebration with your valentine (or family of valentines).

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Hockey Weekend Across America

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Beginners can get new-to-them equipment at a sports gear swap. Art Vandalay/Photodisc/Getty Imagse
If your child is curious about ice hockey, this weekend's events offer the chance to try the sport for free, and even to win a head-to-toe set of gear thanks to a sweepstakes. USA Hockey also uses the occasion to honor local hockey heroes.

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Spend 15 minutes watching birds on one or several of the four days of the Great Backyard Bird Count (over Presidents' Day weekend). Keep a list of what kinds of birds you see and how many. Report your findings at the Great Backyard Bird Count site. No experience necessary!

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February Vacation

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Staying home for February vacation? Take a fit family outing (or several), do a few of these rainy-day activities or cabin-fever cures, or try a new outdoor sport or winter activity.

See fitness events and observances for March and all 12 months of the year.

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