ice skating world logoThe first figure ice skating team at Arizona State University (ASU) became official starting this fall 2019 semester, making it the first time ASU will compete in the U.S. Collegiate figure skating circuit.

Kiki Owens a freshman at ASU this year, skated for 12 years and wanted to continue the sport at the college level. As winter sports are not prominent in Arizona, there was no way for local or out-of-state skaters to continue competitively skating if they attended ASU.

This inspired Owens to work with the university, U.S. Figure Skating, fellow skaters, and coaches from the Arizona skating community to establish an official competitive figure skating team.

Before the team was officially established at ASU, there was a figure skating club at the university that is purely recreational, which was disappointing for veteran skaters who were looking to stay involved in the sport. According to Owens, “these two clubs are completely separate and there are certain requirements needed for the competitive team unlike the recreational club”.

What these requirements might be?

“As long as you are a full student at ASU …  Learn more:

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