Competitive Clubs

Figure Skating

The Figure Skating Competitive Club is entering its 21st season and is a recognized Skate Canada club. Our 2021-2022 season will run from September 16, 2021 to March 5, 2022, dependent on current COVID restrictions*. We practice four times per week at the Carleton University Ice House and in a typical season, compete within Ontario University Athletics (OUA) interuniversity competitions.

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.

*In person operation of the Carleton Ravens figure skating competitive club for the 2021-2022 season will follow all Skate Ontario, Ottawa Public Health and Carleton University Recreation and Athletics COVID-19 guidelines

All varsity and club athletes must be fully vaccinated. The first dose must be administered by September 8 and the second dose by October 15.

Come meet us!

We will be at the virtual Expo Carleton on Tuesday, September 7 to highlight the club and answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget to visit our session. Stay tuned for details!

2021-2022 Team Information Meeting

Come meet your team captains and find out more about the season. This meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please fill out the following tryout form by September 12, 2021 and you will be sent a meeting link closer to the date.

You must attend the meeting if you intend to try out. If you are unable to attend the meeting due to a class conflict yet have interest in joining the 2021-2022 team, please email carleton.figure.skating@gmail.com directly by September 12. Proposed Season Fees will be presented at the 2021-2022 Team Information Meeting

2021-2022 Team Selection Tryouts

Tryouts will run September 16, 20 and 23. There will be a tryout fee of $15 for new incoming skaters and $10 for returning skaters. Don’t forget to complete the following tryout form prior to September 12, 2021.

Tryout evaluation criteria includes:

Ice Dance Free Skate
-Starlight Waltz – All double jumps including a double +double combination
-Argentine Tango -Level 3 or higher change foot combination spin
-Other pattern dances as request -Solo (short or free) for Gold level or higher skaters
-Pre-set twizzle sequence (will be given to you at tryouts) -Other elements as requested

 

2021-2022 Competition Schedule

TBD

2021-2022 Season Practice Times

Mondays & Thursdays 6:30am – 8:00am

Tuesdays 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Fridays 8:30am – 9:30am

Dryland training TBC

*all on ice training takes place at the Carleton University Ice House (Rink B)

Coaching Staff

Laura Kilpatrick (Head Coach)

Sara Davidson (Assistant Coach)

Chris Berneck (Specialist, Freeskate)

Tanner White (Specialist, Ice Dance)

Meet our 2021-2022 Team Co-Captains!

Tori Cooney and Jaden Vieveen captains.carletonfigureskating@gmail.com

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

 

 

 

Although I graduated 5 years ago, I remember my years skating for Carleton like they were yesterday. Coming from a very small community, everything about university and city life was new to me and super daunting. When I joined the team, it was the only familiarity I had in this new lifestyle. As cliché as it sounds, skating was like an escape where you just forgot about stress outside the rink. If you’re hesitant to check the team out, I can’t stress enough how much it enhances your university experience, while lengthening your skating career. I’m so grateful to have had those four years skating for Carleton, and being part of a team-based atmosphere. Oh, and it feels pretty cool to walk around campus in your team’s Ravens Figure Skating gear!

  • Miranda Voldock (right), Team Member 2012-2016

 

 

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