The CSU Figure Skating team is a coed, student run organization. Their goal is to develop a successful and competitive collegiate figure skating club while promoting academic excellence. The team was started eight years ago and became a sport club in 2009. Currently, the Colorado State University Figure Skating team is ranked 2nd in the Pacific Coast region. Every season, the team sets out to qualify for the Intercollegiate National Championships, which is hosted in varying regions of the US each year.
The team accepts skaters ranging from Pre-Preliminary to Senior level in Singles and Ice Dance, who are current United States Figure Skating Members, or who are willing to gain membership. Practices are held two times a week on private team ice. All team members are encouraged to skate additional individual practice sessions in order to prepare for team competitions and events. The rink the team skates at, Edora Pool and Ice Center (EPIC), offers many freestyle and public sessions that team members can practice on for an additional fee.
The CSU Figure Skating team competes in three competitions each season. Team members earn points for the team by placing in 1st through 5th place in individual events, which include short program, freeskate, and ice dance. Team members also have the opportunity to compete in the team maneuver events to earn more points. Following the three competitions, the three top scoring teams in the Pacific Coast region qualify for the Intercollegiate National Championships. At the Intercollegiate National Championships, teams have a chance to compete against other top teams from the Eastern and Midwestern regions. Colorado State University Figure Skating is a great way to stay involved in the sport of Figure Skating while also attaining your college degree. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact the sports clubs office! See you on the ice!