Intercollegiate Team Skating


The fastest-growing part of collegiate figure skating is the series of intercollegiate competitions. And for good reason - they provide a means for collegiate figure skating clubs to compete head-to-head in free skating, ice dancing and synchronized team skating!

The intercollegiate figure skating competitions are governed by U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Program Committee. There are three competitions per conference which are hosted by collegiate figure skating clubs.

  • Skaters compete individually in free skate programs, solo dance, and/or as part of a team in the team maneuvers or synchronized skating event.
  • There are three collegiate conferences in the United States: Eastern, Midwestern and Pacific Coast.
  • A skater/team placing in the top five earns his/her college team points.
  • The three colleges with the most points throughout the season in each conference are invited to compete at the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships (2014 U.S. Intercollegiate Team Championships Event Page).

Student-athletes are responsible for organizing their clubs on campus, and must register with their Student Activities Department, Athletic Department, or any other student organization where they can be recognized on campus. By registering their club with U.S. Figure Skating, skaters become eligible to compete in intercollegiate team competitions and vie for a spot at the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships.

2013-14 Intercollegiate Team Skating Competitions
SECTION
DATES
COMPETITION
HOST COLLEGE
CITY
Pacific Coast
Oct. 26, 2013
Tiger Challenge
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Pacific Coast
Jan. 25, 2014
Golden Bear Skate
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, Calif.
Pacific Coast
Feb. 22-23, 2014
Pioneer Open
University of Denver
Denver, Colo.
Midwestern
Oct. 26-27, 2013
Bronco Challenge Cup
Western Michigan Univ.
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Midwestern
Feb. 8-9, 2014
Maize and Blue Matchup
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Midwestern
March 8-9, 2014
Skate On Wisconsin
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wis.
Eastern
Nov. 16-17, 2013
Cornell University Intercollegiate Competition
Cornell University
Ithaca, N.Y.
Eastern
March 1-2, 2014
Liberty University Intercollegiate Competition
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Va.
Eastern
March 22-23, 2014
Univ. of Delaware Intercollegiate Competition
University of Delaware
Newark, De.
April 11-13, 2014
Adrian College
Adrian, Mich.

To register for a 2013-14 Intercollegiate Team Competition, please use the Intercollegiate Team Competition entry form, found here.
2013-14 Intercollegiate Team Conference Standings
  • Pacific Coast Section (as of 3/12/14)
  • Midwestern Section (as of 3/12/14)
  • Eastern Section (as of 4/2/14)

  • 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