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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.

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 120 exciting classes offered each week, there’s something for everyone! Some of the classes we offer include aquafit, boot camp, dance, group and specialty fitness, indoor group cycling, martial arts, skating, yoga and pilates, and zumba.


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

  • Badminton (C)
  • Baseball (M)
  • Curling (MW)
  • Figure Skating (C)
  • Lacrosse (M)
  • Ringette (W)
  • Swimming (MW)
  • Tennis (C)
  • 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

Ravens win!

In 2018-19, nearly 1,000 Carleton University students suited up for the Ravens and competed in U SPORTS, OUA and competitive club leagues across the province and country.

The Ravens took home three OUA banners, a U SPORTS bronze, Men’s Basketball’s 14th U SPORTS title, and several other top five finishes at the provincial and national levels. On the road to these accomplishments, our athletes racked up OUA first-team All-Star awards, provincial and national Coach of the Year awards, U SPORTS players of the year and All-Canadian awards, and a multitude of Athlete of the Week honours.

Notable firsts

  • Men’s Curling first ever U SPORTS National Championship and OUA Championship
  • Men’s Basketball won its 14th national title (seventh in the past eight years)
  • Men’s Soccer medaled in the U SPORTS championships for the first time since 2002
  • Women’s Rugby made playoffs for the first time in program history

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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