Whatever your skill level, we have something for you!

Continue to play a sport that you already enjoy or try something new. It's a great place for you to get fit, meet new people and have some fun. With about 6,000 people participating in a variety of sports and leagues, we really do have something for everyone.

Adult Leagues

Rec Leagues in Ottawa

Looking for Rec Leagues in Ottawa? The Ravens Adult Leagues are open to everyone, whether you are a Carleton student or not!

The leagues are a great opportunity to take advantage of the facilities here at Carleton Athletics and are a great choice for:

  • Recreational sports teams and individuals
  • Alumni
  • Summer students

See our sports offered below. Contact Leagues@carleton.ca or call 613-520-7804 for more information.


We offer Carleton University students, staff and Faculty an opportunity to compete in a wide range of sports with other Carleton students. Carleton Intramurals are exclusively for Carleton students, staff, faculty and gym members. Continue to play a sport that you already enjoy or try something new. It’s a great place for you to get fit, meet new people and have some fun. View full schedule

Open Recreation

Not interested in organized sports? Don’t have time to commit to a team? Open Rec is the solution. Regardless of your skill level, Carleton Athletics has something for you. Carleton students, staff, faculty and community members can drop in during designated times to play their favourite sports. From badminton to volleyball, you can find activities to enjoy all through the school year.

Quick Updates:

  • LAST DAY OF BADMINTON: THURSDAY, APRIL 30th 4:30pm-6:00pm.
    We will be providing 2 courts at the following times in the Spring/Summer for Staff and Faculty access: 7 to 9 am, 11:30 to 12:30 pm and 3:30 to 4:30 pm


 Date Days Time Location
Sept. 15 – Dec. 4, 2014Monday3:00 pm – 5:00 pmNorm Fenn Gymnasium
 Jan. 5 – Apr. 30, 2015Thursday4:30 pm – 6:00 pmNorm Fenn Gymnasium
  • Racquets can be rented at the Welcome Centre ($2.00 plus GST)


Sept. 8 – Dec. 4, 2014Monday to Friday11:30 am – 2:00 pmRavens’ Nest
 Jan. 5 – Apr. 7, 2015Monday to Friday11:30 am – 2:00 pm Ravens’ Nest
  • Proper footwear and attire is required. No food or drink permitted in the Ravens’ Nest. Must bring proper student/staff/faculty/membership ID

Indoor Running & Jogging

Fall & Winter SemestersMonday – Friday6:00 am – 10:00 pmFieldhouse Track
  • Track may close occasionally due to special events in the Fieldhouse. Contact us to verify availability.

Pick-up Hockey

Jan. 5 – Apr. 15, 2015 Monday 10:30 am – 11:30 am Rink B
 Jan. 5 – Apr. 15, 2015  Wednesday 9:30 am – 10:30 am  Rink B
  • Full equipment is mandatory, including a full face shield.
  • Maximum of 22 participants on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Cost:
    • Free for students.
    • $10.00 + GST per session for the public.

Open Skating (NEW for 2015 – Open Skate available on Mondays!)

RegularSept. 9 – Dec. 18, 2014Tuesday & Thursday12:30 pm – 1:30 pmIce House – Rink B
Jan. 6 – Apr. 23, 2015
NEW! Jan. 5 – April 13, 2015Monday11:00 am – 12:00 pmIce House – Rink A
Advanced(Figure Skating)Sept. 8 – Dec. 15, 2014Monday9:30 am – 10:30 amIce House – Rink B
Jan. 5 – April 13, 2015
  • Open for free to students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Figure skating practice is permitted during advanced open skate time slots
  • No pucks or sticks are permitted on the ice during open skate times
  • CSA-approved hockey helmets and full face-masks are strongly recommended for all recreation skates and are MANDATORY when using skate aids and accessibility devices on the ice.
  • Children under ten (10) years of age must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian fourteen (14) years of age or older. Proof of age (I.D.) may be requested.


Sept. 8, 2014 – Oct.15, 2015Monday & Wednesday9:00 am – 12:00 pmRavens Road Field
 Oct. 20- Dec. 3, 2014Monday9:00 am- 12:00 pmFieldhouse North Field
 Jan. 5- Apr. 6, 2015Wednesday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm Fieldhouse North Field


May 1st – August 31. 2015Monday – Friday6:00 am – 10:00 pmSquash Courts
  • Squash courts are open to students, subject to availability from rental groups, leagues and classes.
  • Racquets ($2.00 plus GST) and balls can be rented at the Welcome Centre.
  • Students must book a court in advance at the Welcome Centre.


Sept. 8, 2014 – Apr. 17, 2015Monday – Friday11:00 am – 4:00 pmTennis Bubble
  • Carleton students may walk on and use open courts that are not reserved by other members; no advanced bookings available.


 Sept. 16 – Oct. 16, 2014Tuesday & Thursday9:00 am – 12:00 pmRaven Road Field
 Oct. 21 – Dec. 4, 2014
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7, 2015
 Tuesday & Thursday9:00 am – 12:00 pmFieldhouse South Field


Sept. 16 – Dec. 2, 2014 Jan. 6 – Apr. 30, 2015Tuesday & Thursday3:30 pm – 4:30 pmNorm Fenn Gymnasium
  • LAST DAY OF OPEN REC VOLLEYBALL: Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Open Swim

Recreational Swim is available all year, please check the pool schedule for more detailed information. The Carleton Athletics Pool is available for Lane Swim, Recreational Swim and Women’s Only Swim throughout the week.Community members also have access to Open Swim Hours at the following rates:

  • Children (under 14): $ 3.50
  • Adults: $ 4.85 (HST incl.)
  • Family Rate: $15.60 (HST incl.) up to (4) children, (2) adults

View pool schedule