Carleton athletics

As a Carleton student, you can take full advantage of our first-class athletic facilities, conveniently located in one area of campus. You can 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

At Carleton Athletics, we dare you to challenge yourself. Our facilities are your one-stop shop for all things athletic. The Ravens Centre houses a 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

Getting in shape shouldn’t be a chore, so have fun and invigorate your body with one of our many fitness programs. Discover what Carleton Athletics has to offer. With over 80 exciting classes offered each week, there’s something for everyone! Some of the classes we offer include aquafit, CU Strong, dance, group and specialty fitness, indoor group cycling, martial arts, skating, yoga and Pilates, and Zumba.

Students play Ultimate Frisbee in the Fieldhouse.


Not ready for the commitment of a varsity or club team? You can still show off your skills and battle for a league title and all its glory 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

  • Baseball (M)
  • Curling (MW)
  • Dance (C)
  • Equestrian (C)
  • Figure Skating (C)
  • Kendo (MW)
  • Lacrosse (M)
  • Rugby (W)
  • 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. Visit for more information.

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 Reinvented

We all know that Ravens are intelligent and creative. We put those attributes to the test over the past year (2020 – 2021).

Despite last year’s challenges, our student athletes continued to train and grow their social-justice footprint. Our student-led varsity council created three sub-committees in the area of social justice and activism including the Anti-Racism Committee, Community Outreach Committee and the Gender Equity/2SLGTBQ+ Committee. These groups engaged with our community by connecting virtually with the elderly, providing warm mittens, toques and blankets to those experiencing homelessness and raising funds for breast cancer research.

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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