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[High School Skating]

Collegiate Skate

The CollegiateSkate Program brings together skaters from different test and/or competitive backgrounds to skate together as a team representing their school. Skaters participate in a variety of events such as singles, dance, pairs and synchronized skating and based on their placements in these events, accumulate points for their team. The school with the highest point total wins the overall competition.
Contact: Carol Moir, WO Skating Programs Coordinator,

Varsity Figure Skating is offered by Ontario University Athletics (OUA), in partnership with Skate Canada.

2016-2017 OUA Schedule

  • OUA Championships - February 14-15, 2017, Niagara Falls /Brock U. hosting

2016-2017 OUA Figure Skating, Rules & Regulations Championship Handbook

2015-2016 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships

Mustangs take silver at OUA Figure Skating Championship
The Western Mustangs claimed silver in the overall team competition on Tuesday at the 2016 OUA Figure Skating Championship, hosted by the University of Toronto at Varsity Arena.

Western finished the championship with 65 points, the same total as McMaster, however the Mustangs won the tiebreaker thanks to earning more first place finishes. The host Varsity Blues captured their first OUA title in 25 with 92 points. The banner is the team's fourth title in program history, with their first win coming in 1975-76.
Katie Dortono of the Brock Badgers earned coach of the year honours after leading her team to a sixth-place finish and three podium appearances, while the Carleton Ravens won the team spirit award.
The Varsity Blues started the day off with a first-place finish in the pairs fours event (Katrina de Liberato, Mahta Talani, Carol Yeung, Christina Liao), while the Western Mustangs (Carmen Wong, Michelle Kitsis) took the top spot in the intermediate similar pairs.
The Brock Badgers earned their second gold in as many days in the gold creative dance (Katie Desveaux, Laura Holbrough), while Sheena Hardwick-Kelly picked up the Carleton Ravens first podium finish, winning the novice short program.
Chris Berneck of the Ryerson Rams won the men's open freeskate to round out the individual performances.
The McMaster Marauders won the team synchro event, followed by Toronto in second place and Western in third.

  • OUA Champions: Toronto Varsity Blues
  • Coach of the Year: Katie Dortono, Brock Badgers
  • Team Spirit Award: Carleton Ravens

Article with thanks to OUA

Final Team Standings [Results]

1.  Toronto Varsity Blues – 92
2.  Western Mustangs – 65*
3.  McMaster Marauders – 65
4.  Guelph Gryphons – 56
5.  Ryerson Rams – 34
6.  Brock Badgers – 32
7.  Queen's Gaels – 24**
8.  Waterloo Warriors – 24
9.  Carleton Ravens – 13

*wins tiebreak based on most wins.
**wins tiebreak based on more silver medals.

Western Mustangs
Western Mustangs

McMaster Marauders
McMaster Marauders

Guelph Gryphons
Guelph Gryphons

Brock Badgers
Brock Badgers

Waterloo Warriors
Waterloo Warriors

OUA Team Info & University Athletics Websites

University Team Name Team Coach
Brock University Brock Badgers  
McMaster University McMaster Marauders Steph Waldron
University of Guelph Guelph Gryphons Janet Gibson
University of Waterloo Waterloo Warriors Kim Biddiscombe
University of Western Ontario     Western Mustangs Alma Moir

Competitive Structure

9 Ontario Conference Universities compete annually at invitational competitions and the OUA Figure Skating Championships. Five of these university teams are in Western Ontario.

# of Teams 9
Participating Teams Brock, Carleton, Guelph, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, Toronto, Waterloo, Western

OUA Past Champions

2015-2016 Toronto 2000-01 Queen's 1985-86 Waterloo
2014-2015 Western 1999-00 Queen's 1984-85 Queen's
2013-2014 Guelph 1998-99 Queen's 1983-84 York
2012-2013 Western 1997-98 Queen's 1982-83 Western
2011-2012 Western 1996-97 Queen's 1981-82 Western
2010-2011 Western 1995-96 Queen's 1980-81 Queen's
2009-2010 Guelph 1994-95 Queen's 1979-80 Western
2008-2009 Guelph 1993/94 Guelph 1978-79 Toronto
2007-2008 Western 1992-93 Western 1977-78 Western
2006-2007 Western 1991-92 Western 1976-77 Queen's
2005-06 Queen's 1990-91 Toronto 1975-76 Toronto
2004-05 Queen's 1989-90 York 1974-75 Not Declared
2003-04 Queen's 1988-89 Queen's 1973-74 Not Declared
2002-03 Western 1987-88 Western 1972-73 Queen's
2001-02 Western 1986-87 Queen's 1971-72 McMaster


For more information contact
Carol Moir, WO Skating Programs Coordinator
519-686-0431, ext. 23



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