Hannah started skiing at Mont-Tremblant in Quebec when she was just two years old. She competed in her first race at the age of 14 years at the Club de Ski Mont Tremblant and later joined the NCO Ski Team. This season she’s back to the books and skiing strong for the Ravens Ski Team. Hannah is currently a Criminology student at Carleton and aspires to be a police officer after completing her degree.
The Ravens Alpine Ski Club’s mission is to promote academic success by encouraging the development of exemplary student athletes who excel on and off the snow.
Until recently, there were few options for university students in the Ottawa-Gatineau region who aspired to participate in alpine skiing at the competitive level. The Ravens Alpine Ski Club was launched two years ago, in response to growing interest and popularity of the sport. Since then, the club has allowed Carleton students with a passion for alpine skiing to pursue elite competitions while maintaining a sharp focus on their academic careers.
This year, we are raising funds to provide direct financial assistance to Carleton skiers competing at the national and competitive level.
Alpine skiing is a challenging sport that allows students to experience the rush of energy that comes with spending time in the great outdoors. For many elite skiers, however, the cost of participating in competitions at the university level is often prohibitive.
Last year, donors helped us in supporting our team. The generosity of our supporters helped us to fund our athletes’ race expenses, purchase equipment and offer training camps so our team was in prime condition before the start of the season.
We are currently seeking additional funds to encourage our student athletes to attain and exceed their goals on and off the snow and provide the competitive experience our Ravens deserve.
We have launched this FutureFunder campaign so every fan has an opportunity to contribute and cheer us on. Donations at any level give our student athletes the motivation to excel academically and athletically.
In two short years, here’s what we have accomplished:
- Last season, one of our very own, Hannah Schmidt, B.A. Criminology, won the Athlete of the Year Award.
- In the same year, our coach Gabriel Bouffard also received the Coach of the Year Award.
This year, we are hoping to build upon this momentum and encourage ambitious athletes who continue strive for greatness.
Funds raised will go towards lodging, travel, training and race costs related to RESQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec), the most competitive university ski circuit in Canada.
Last year, donor support allowed us to offer Carleton skiers a 30% reduction in costs related to travel, equipment, and race fees. Every contribution made today encourages our team to out-perform the competition, eases our student athletes’ financial strain and allows them more freedom to focus on their studies.