Schools are getting into the competitive spirit through the CollegiateSkate program which brings together skaters from different test and/or competitive backgrounds to skate together as a team representing their school. Skaters participate in a variety of events such as singles, danced, pairs and synchronized skating and based on their placements in these events, accumulate points for their team. The school with the highest point total wins the overall competition.
Varsity figure skating is currently offered only by Ontario University Athletics (OUA), in partnership with Skate Canada, and is not part of U Sports (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport, CIS). Ten Ontario Conference universities compete annually for the top spot at the invitational competitions and the OUA Figure Skating Championships.
|University||Team Name||Head Coach||Contact|
|Brock University||Brock Badgers||Katie Dortono||Katie_dortono@hotmail.com|
|Carleton University||Carleton Ravens||Laura Kolpatrick||Carleton.email@example.com|
|Guelph University||Guelph Gryphons||Janet Gibsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|McMaster University||McMaster Maraudersemail@example.com|
|Queen's University||Queen's Gaels||Rachel Coensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ryerson University||Ryerson Rams||Megan VandenAkkeremail@example.com|
|University of Toronto||Toronto Varsity Blues||Ashley Hui||Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of Waterloo||Waterloo Warriors||Cindy Brickemail@example.com|
|Western University||Western Mustangs||Alma Moirfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wilfred Laurier University||Laurier Golden Hawksemail@example.com|
The school winning the Figure Skating Championship receives the original OQWCIA Trophy, donated by the University of Windsor in 1972.
Competitions this season:
- OUA Fall Competition: November 23, 2017 at Carleton University
- OUA Winter Competition: January 24-25, 2017 at Ryerson University
- OUA Finals: March 6-7, 2017 at Western University (East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer)
Annual competitions for high school skaters are currently being held in certain areas of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
Skate Ontario will be hosting:
- High School West: March 7-8, 2017 at East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer
- High School East: date and location to be determined
This competition is run like the Varsity Figure Skating competitions, where skaters can participate in various categories such as singles, dance, pairs and team elements to accumulate points for their school team. The school with the highest point total wins the overall competition.
For more information, please contact Carol Moir – firstname.lastname@example.org.