What are the benefits to skating on a collegiate team such as WMU?
Adapting into the college life can be a very difficult challenge, and having any group you immediately belong to can help ease that transition. Upon joining the WMU Skating teams, skaters instantly have a group of around forty other people right on campus that all share a common interest. Aside from being a great way to develop strong friendships, skating in college helps skaters develop and maintain strong time management skills. At WMU, our skating teams have a mentor/mentee system. Each freshman or sophomore skater gets a junior or senior mentor. Skaters are able to turn to their mentors for help with skating, academics, transitioning into the college life, or even if they just want someone to hang out with on a random night! Many skaters develop lifelong relationships with their mentors, both on and off the ice.