Carleton Athletics

Take advantage of our first-class athletic facilities, conveniently located in one area of campus. Sign up for fitness classes, swim laps in the pool, lift weights, run on a treadmill in the 11,000 sq. ft Fitness Centre or get together with friends to play one of your favourite sports during open recreation time.

Aerial view of the Carleton University campus

Ravens Centre

Here you’ll find our 50-metre L-shaped pool, a Fitness Centre, two NHL-sized ice pads, an indoor track, gymnasiums, international squash courts, and sports medicine and sports therapy clinics.

Fitness classes for everyone

With over 80 exciting fitness classes offered each week, there’s something for everyone! We offer Aquafit, CU Strong, dance, group or specialty fitness, indoor group cycling, marital arts, skating, yoga and Pilates and Zumba.

Students play Ultimate Frisbee in the Fieldhouse.


Meet new friends and battle for a league title with Carleton’s intramural leagues. Both team and individual registrations are available online or in person at the Welcome Centre in Alumni Hall.

Campus Rec

Looking to keep fit and have fun without the commitment of league play? Our Campus Rec program offers a variety of inclusive programming options including badminton, basketball, soccer, pick-up hockey, skating and volleyball.

Adaptive and inclusive programming

Carleton Athletics is proud to offer a comprehensive adaptive sports program, providing students free access to activities like adaptive dance, adaptive strength and flexibility, adaptive boccia and para swimming.

Women’s Only Fitness Centre and Trans & Allies Fitness Space

We provide our community with opportunities to comfortably visit our facilities at various times throughout the week.

Varsity sports

Are you interested in proudly donning the Raven for one of our varsity teams or competitive clubs? Visit Go Ravens for more information.

Fans cheer for the Raven's football team.

Cheer on the Ravens

Our student spirit group, @CUBirdGang, are the loudest and proudest student fans in the country. Follow @CURavens and @CUBirdGang to keep up with the action.

Ravens Sports Business Club

Established in 2017, the Ravens Sports Business Club (RSBC) allows students to gain real-world experience in the sports industry. Our members have worked on a range of projects including social media content curation, corporate partnerships, merchandise design and sales, game entertainment and student engagement.

Ravens in the Community

Our student-led varsity council includes three sub-committees in the area of social justice and activism including the Anti-Racism Committee, Community Outreach Committee and the Gender Equity/2SLGBTQIA+ Committee. These groups engage with our community connecting with vulnerable communities, engaging in social justice movements and raising funds for charities.

Join a team or watch a game

Varsity Teams

  • Basketball (M/W)
  • Fencing (M/W)
  • Football (M)
  • Golf (M/W)
  • Hockey (M/W)
  • Nordic Skiing (M/W)
  • Rowing (M/W)
  • Rugby (W)
  • Soccer (M/W)
  • Water Polo (M)

M=Men, W=Women, C=Co-ed, O=Open

Competitive Clubs

  • Artistic Swimming (W)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Cheerleading (O)
  • Cross-Country and Track and Field (M/W)
  • Curling (M/W)
  • Dance (C)
  • Equestrian (C)
  • Figure Skating (C)
  • Kendo (M/W)
  • Lacrosse (M)
  • Ringette (W)
  • Rugby (M)
  • Swimming (M/W)
  • Ultimate (M/W)
  • Water Polo (W)
  • Wrestling (M/W)

M=Men, W=Women, C=Co-ed, O=Open


  • Ball Hockey (C/O)
  • Basketball (M/W/C)
  • Dodgeball (C)
  • Flag Football (M/C)
  • Ice Hockey (M/C)
  • Indoor Soccer (M/C)
  • Indoor Ultimate (C)
  • Volleyball (C)

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