Carleton hosts first OUA figure skating competition

The Carleton Ice House stands were packed on Nov. 23, as the Ravens competitive figure skating club hosted the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Fall Invitational. The competition was the first invitational ever to be hosted at Carleton. Led by head coach Laura Kilpatrick, the Ravens’ program consists of 29 skaters overall, 21 of which are competitive skaters. The Ravens hosted 10 visiting universities from across Ontario at the invitational. “Being able to show where we train and what our department is like here, and also to see the girls on the team act as the representatives for the school [was a proud moment],” Kilpatrick said. The day-long competition consisted of 11 events, a mixture of free-skate and dance-skate events, along with a […]

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Carleton figure skating wraps up season with annual show

The Carleton Ravens competitive figure skating team concluded their 2016-17 season with their End of Year Show, hosted on March 11 at the Ice House. With over 100 people in attendance, the team’s final performance gave skaters the opportunity to showcase their talent and skills practiced throughout the season. “It was emotional for me and some of my friends, because we are graduating,” said fourth-year skater Sofija Mrdja. As team captain for the past two years, Mrdja said she felt that with several returning veteran skaters, the rookies of the team had a strong support system going into the season. “That was one of my goals being captain, is to make sure that everyone was motivated,” she said. Having a […]

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Ravens figure skating plan for year ahead

After a busy season, the Carleton University Figure Skating Competitive Club looks forward to another year on the ice this upcoming September, according to head coach Laura Kilpatrick. “It was a really good season, and we had the biggest turnout this year since the team started,” Kilpatrick said. “Even though we only had two competitions this year, lots of skaters had their best seasons.” Kilpatrick took the position of head coach last season after being assistant coach for the team for the past couple of years. “I like being able to see people improve throughout the year,” she said. “Also, because I was on a varsity team myself, I know how hard it is to balance everything, so it’s really nice […]

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Figure skating club competes at Winter Invitational

The Carleton Ravens competitive figure skating club competed in the Winter Invitational at the University of Toronto from Jan. 29-30. The club had skaters compete in free skate, dance, and synchro, competing against 10 other universities from around the province, including McGill University. With five rookies on the club out of 16 total skaters, the lineup was young. Carleton ended up finishing 11th overall as a team in the invitational. Despite this, head coach Laura Kilpatrick said she believes they have worked hard. “All skaters have been training hard and put out some good skates,” Kilpatrick said. Kilpatrick said she believes the season has been going well up to this point, and added the team trains Monday to Thursday starting […]

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Figure skating team laces up

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team lost to their cross town rivals the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees on Jan. 10. The game had an unexpected slow start, which ended with the Ravens ahead 6-4 halfway through the first quarter. The Gee-Gees managed to put together a series or baskets and came out of the quarter ahead 15-14. The Gee-Gees started off the second quarter with back to back threes giving them a 21-14 lead. The Ravens kept in the game playing physical from the inside which ended the half 34-30. U of O came out firing in the second half hitting three consecutive threes, giving them a 43-30 lead. The Gee-Gees didn’t stop there as they extended […]

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