Competitive Clubs

Figure Skating

The Figure Skating Competitive Club is entering its 19th season of competition and is a recognized Skate Canada club. Our 2019-20 season runs from September 10th 2019 to March 2nd, 2020. We practice four times per week at the Carleton University Ice House and compete in three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) interuniversity competitions each season.

The Figure Skating Competitive Club is comprised of a two-tiered competitive team. We are currently recruiting high level free skaters, ice dancers, and skaters with Intermediate or Open level synchronized skating experience or above. The minimum test level standard is Jr.Silver/STAR 8.

Come meet us!
We will be at Expo Carleton in the Field House on Tuesday, September 3 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm to answer any questions you may have regarding the season. Don’t forget to stop by!

2019-2020 Team Information Meeting
This meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Ice House Meeting room.

This meeting is for all new and returning skaters. Come meet your team captains and find out more about the season. If you are unable to attend the meeting due to a class conflict yet have interest in joining the 2019-2020 team, please email carleton.figure.skating@gmail.com directly.

Season Fees will be presented at the 2019-2020 Team Information Meeting.

2019-2020 Team Selection Tryouts

Tryouts will run from Tuesday, September 10 – Thursday, September 19, 2019.
There will be a tryout fee of $20 for new incoming skaters and $10 for returning skaters.
Please complete the following tryout form prior to September 9, 2019.

Tryout evaluation criteria includes:

Freeskate Ice Dance
–       All double jumps including a double + double combination –       Paso Doble
–       Level 3 or higher combination spin –       Westminster
–       Solo (short or free) for Gold level or higher s­­­katers –       Other pattern dances, as required
–       Other elements as requested

 

2019-2020 Competitions Schedule
1) Fall Invitational: November 21st, 2019 at Carleton
2) Winter Invitational: January 2020
3) OUA Championships: February 10 & 11, 2020 at Ryerson
4) Skate Ontario Synchro Series: March 2020

2019-2020 Season Practice Times
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:30am – 8:00am (Ice House, Rink B)
Fridays 8:30am – 9:30am (Ice House, Rink B)
Dryland training TBC

Coaching Staff:

Laura Kilpatrick (Head Coach)
Sara Davidson (Assistant Coach)

Consultants:

Wallis Rudnick
Tanner White

What our Athletes have to say

My university career would not have been complete if I wasn’t a member of the Carleton figure skating team. Figure skating is an individual sport so coming from a competitive background I always longed to be a part of something bigger than myself in a team environment. I met some of my best friends on this team and I wouldn’t change my experience for the world. Not only did the early morning practices allow me to get a head-start on my academics for the rest of the day, but they also allowed me to continue to pursue my spot after my competitive career. If you’re looking to get more involved in University extracurricular activities, enjoy team atmospheres, wish to challenge yourself in new disciples of the sport, are looking to maintain participating in an athletic activity, all while giving your mind a well deserved break from your studies, the CU figure skating team is an excellent opportunity to do so. The support you receive from your coaches and teammates is unparalleled and the memories that you make on this team will last a life time. Once a Raven, always a Raven.

  • Cailin McDowell, Team Member 2013-2017

 

Being on the Carleton Figure Skating Team was one of the best things I did during my time at Carleton. School can be very stressful at times and it’s easy to make excuses and say “oh I don’t have time for this” but waking up every day, typing up my laces and stepping on that ice made all that stress go away, even if it was just for an hour or two. Being on the team also taught me how to balance school with being a competitive athlete and it’s helped me far beyond my time at Carleton. I would 100% recommend joining the Carleton Ravens Figure Skating Team!

  • Meagan Simpson, Team Member 2011-2015

You can also learn more about the CollegiateSkate program stream through Skate Ontario.

Articles
2019 OUA Championship recap

Connect with us!
Email: carleton.figure.skating@gmail.com
Instagram: @carletonfigureskating
Facebook: Carleton Figure Skating Team