Intercollegiate Team Skating


Intercollegiate team figure skating competitions provide a means for collegiate athletes to form a figure skating team at their college and compete head-to-head in singles free skating and solo dance with other figure skating teams around the country.

The intercollegiate figure skating competitions are governed by U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Program Committee. The country is organized into three sections, that mainly follow the U.S. Figure Skating sectional map. The season runs from October through March, with three competitions held in each section per season:
  • Skaters compete individually in short program and free skate singles events, solo dance, and/or as part of a team in the team maneuvers event, representing the college they attend, and earning “team points” for a placement in the top five.
  • Skaters compete in events based on their U.S. Figure Skating test level.
  • All skaters must be full-time college students, as defined by the institution that they attend.
  • Each team attends the three competitions held in their assigned section / conference.
  • The three teams that earn the most points throughout the season in each conference are invited to compete at the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships, in April.

College students participating in these events are encouraged to form clubs on their campuses and register with their Student Activities Department, Athletic Department, or any other student organization where they can be recognized on campus. However, this is not a prerequisite to participating in the U.S. Figure Skating intercollegiate program. Any current member of U.S. Figure Skating who is also a full-time college student, is welcome and encouraged to participate.  The only two requirements, in addition to being a current member, are:

  1. Register your college with U.S. Figure Skating as a participating member annually, by clicking here.
  2. Fill out an entry form for each competition students at your college wish to enter by clicking here.

2015-16 Intercollegiate Team Skating Competitions


To enter each competition, the team's representative must fill out the intercollegiate competition entry form. The entry deadline for each event is 30 days prior to that event. Team representative are responsible for ensuring that every member of the team is 1) a current member of U.S. Figure Skating 2) test eligible for the event they intend to enter and 3) a full-time student, as defined by their college or university.


SECTION
DATES
COMPETITION
HOST COLLEGE
CITY
Pacific Coast
Oct. 30-31, 2015
Tiger Challenge
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Announcement
Results
Team Results

Pacific Coast
Jan. 23, 2016
2016 Golden Bear Skate
UC Berkeley
Oakland, California

Announcement
Results
Team Results

Pacific Coast
Feb. 20-21, 2016
Pioneer Open
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Announcement
Results
Team Results
Midwestern
Nov. 7-8, 2015
GrizzFest 2015
Oakland University
Macomb, Michigan
Announcement
Results
Team Results
Midwestern
Feb 20-21, 2016
Hoosier Challenge
Indiana University
Columbus, Indiana
Announcement
Results
Team Results
Midwestern
March 5, 2016
Bowling Green Intercollegiate Competition
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Announcement
Results
Team Results
Eastern
Nov. 21-22, 2015
Cornell University Intercollegiate Competition
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Announcement
Results
Team Results
Eastern
Feb 27-28, 2016
Liberty University Intercollegiate Competition
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia
Announcement
Results
Team Results
Eastern
March 12-13, 2016
SUNY Geneseo Intercollegiate Competition
SUNY-Geneseo
Geneseo, New York
Announcement
Results
Team Results
April 9-10, 2016
U.S. Intercollegiate Championships
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

Announcement
Results
Team Results



2014-15 Intercollegiate Team Conference Standings
  • Pacific Coast Section (as of 2/12/15)
  • Midwestern Section (as of 3/16/15)
  • Eastern Section (as of 3/5/15)

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Can I participate if I am the only one from my school?
    A: Yes! All skaters must be full-time students, but there is no minimum number requires to enter an intercollegiate competition in your conference.

    Q: What if my school doesn't have a figure skating club on campus?
    A: Start one! While five years ago, there were a handful of collegiate organizations in the country, there are now more than 20 colleges with some form of collegiate skating. All of these clubs were started and are maintained solely by motivated students. While time consuming, starting your own club is possible on any campus.

    Q: What if I still want to compete in qualifying and other standard U.S. Figure Skating competitions?
    A: No problem. The level of skaters at these competitions is quite varied. Many highly competitive skaters use these events as a supplement to their regular U.S. Figure Skating competitions.

    Q: What is the advantage to having figure skating as a school sport?
    A: Skaters who skate on collegiate teams (either synchronized skating, free skate or dance) get to have the experience of being part of a team that represents the college just like other sports. And, since these clubs are student run, skaters gain experience in leadership, organization and teamwork that are very valuable after graduation. Not only that, they usually have a great time!

    U.S. Intercollegiate Team Championship event pages