Carleton Athletics

Take full 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, five 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! Our CUFit Pass gives you the opportunity to access a variety of drop-in classes. 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.


New to the city or looking to compete in a sport you love? Meet new friends and battle for a league title with Carleton’s intramural leagues.

Varsity sports

Are you interested in proudly donning the Raven for one of our varsity teams or competitive clubs? Visit Go Ravens for the latest information on the Ravens, including tryout dates and coaches’ contact information.

Varsity Teams

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

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

Competitive Clubs

  • Artistic Swimming (W)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Curling (MW)
  • Dance (C)
  • Equestrian (C)
  • Figure Skating (C)
  • Kendo (MW)
  • Lacrosse (M)
  • Ringette (W)
  • Rugby (M)
  • Swimming (MW)
  • Track and Field (MW)
  • Ultimate (MW)
  • Water Polo (W)
  • … and more! View the full listing of competitive clubs.

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


  • Ball Hockey (CO)
  • Basketball (MWC)
  • Dodgeball (C)
  • Flag Football (MC)
  • Ice Hockey (MC)
  • Indoor Soccer (MC)
  • Indoor Ultimate (C)
  • Volleyball (C)
  • … and more! View the full listing of intramurals.

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 projects across a range of interests including social media content curation, corporate partnerships, merchandise design and sales, game entertainment and student engagement.

Carleton Esports

Carleton is the founding member of a new esports league, Ontario Post Secondary Esports. This league is the first of its kind in Canada and we are so proud to offer this new area of competition to our Ravens community. For league information, titles, schedules and standings, visit

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.

Fans cheer for the Raven's football team.

Cheering on the Ravens

Even if you don’t play on a team you can still get the Raven experience! Deck yourself out in red and black, crank up the noise level and be part of the unbeatable atmosphere at our home games.

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