We are Cal Figure Skating, a nationally-ranked student athletics team that represents the University of California, Berkeley in the National Intercollegiate Conference.
Please consider making a gift to help us remain competitive!
Since being founded in 2003, we have grown in both size and impact. Our team now has over 80 members, with around 25 traveling to competitions throughout the academic year. In addition to being full time students and athletes, many members of our team are active in other clubs across campus. We are a diverse group of students, ranging from English to engineering to business majors, but we are connected by shared principles of competitive spirit and sportsmanship.
Cal Figure Skating is an entirely student-run organization with no coaches or managers. As such, we pay out-of-pocket for practice time, transportation, competition fees, and other associated costs out of love for the sport. Understandably, these expenses add up, and as our team continues to grow, so do our costs. So, we are enlisting the help of our community to allow our team to keep flourishing and competing nationally.
Insufficient funding can easily be a limiting factor due to the cost of flights, car rentals, hotels, and registration fees required for each skater to participate in often out-of-state competitions. Thus, all funds raised will go toward competition fees to ensure that every student has the chance to participate as a member of Cal Figure Skating.
Budget: Average per participant cost (prices are calculated for the full academic year)
Expenses Cost per Skater
Practice Ice $500
Practice Ice (Competition) $80
Entry Fees $330
Rental Cars (+gas) $100
Our average cost per student-athlete per competition season is about $2100. This per participant cost includes travel and lodging at competitions, competition entry fees, practice ice, and equipment. With our competitive team of about 27 student athletes, that makes the cost of keeping us competitive at the national level around about $60,000 per competitive season. By raising at least $5000, we will be able to defray the hotel costs for a competitive season.
This year, we have competed and anticipate to compete in a total of three Pacific Coast Section qualifying competitions culminating in Nationals in the spring:
November 2019: Tiger Challenge (Colorado Springs, CO)
February 2020: Golden Bears Skate (Oakland, CA)
March 2020: Pioneer Open (Denver, CO)
April 2020: U.S. Intercollegiate Championships (Minneapolis, MN)
Cal Figure Skating has qualified for the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships every year since 2011, and has placed in 2012 (Pewter), 2013 (Pewter), and 2015 (Pewter).
Every dollar goes a long way, and we really appreciate any support you are able to give. If you are unable to support us financially at the moment, please consider sharing this campaign and spreading the word!
For more information, please visit our website here, follow us on Instagram @calfigureskating, and feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thank you, and go bears!