CMU Figure Skating Club Takes Its First Competition
The CMU Figure Skating Club was founded in January 2015 and currently has 13 active members. The club holds practices at local rinks in the Pittsburgh area and hosts an annual community event in January in Schenley Park. We are looking to become a recognized collegiate figure skating team and compete at intercollegiate competitions following the strong performance of our Co-President at the 2015 US Collegiate Figure Skating Championships. We are fortunate to have been featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review twice and hope to increase our presence in the CMU, Pittsburgh, and figure skating communities.
In an effort to establish itself as a recognized figure skating team, the CMU Figure Skating Club plans to compete in its first intercollegiate competition at Cornell University at the end of November. The competition at Cornell is the first of the season for universities in the Eastern Region of the Collegiate US Figure Skating Association. Four members of the club will be competing in different events encompassing a range of skill levels.
We are a young club, and we need your support! Between hotel costs, transportation, registration fees, and ice time expenses, the trip can cost up to $1000 per skater. Your donation will help us make this trip possible.
We founded this club in January so that we as CMU students can continue to pursue our passions on the ice. Being a full-time student at CMU and continuing to skate is hard, especially without a campus rink; however, we are very fortunate to have the opportunities that we have made for ourselves. We would like to represent our club and our university in the sport of figure skating. This competition will bring us closer together as a team and will test our abilities as skaters and students. Any donation made will help us achieve our goals as individuals and as a club. Our hearts are in the work.