Castleton’s championship-winning athletic programs and state-of-the-art facilities give student-athletes plenty of reasons to be proud to be a Spartan. Here, you’ll find a culture that embraces college athletics and the traditions that come with it – like our annual Pink the Rink game, the battle for the Maple Sap Bucket, and a hand on pride rock before a big game.
Our student-athletes excel in their sport and in the classroom and are regularly recognized for their academic achievements.
Learn more about how you can find yourself on the field, court, or pitch, or as a fan in the stands:
Find schedules for your favorite teams, the latest schedules and scores, team rosters, athletics news, and more at Castleton Sports, the official website for Castleton University athletics. Learn more about Castleton Sports →
Castleton offers 28 men’s and women’s varsity athletic programs that compete in NCAA Division III, one of the highest levels of collegiate sports. Castleton also competes in single-sport conferences for several of its sports, including the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) for football, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) East for men’s and women’s ice hockey, and the MacConnell Division of the Eastern Collegiate Skiing Conference (ECSC) for alpine and Nordic skiing, which hold a national affiliation with the United States Skiing and Snowboarding Association (USCSA). Learn more about varsity sports →
Castleton is home to robust facilities, including Dave Wolk Stadium, Spartan Arena, and Glenbrook Gymnasium, located inside the Spartan Athletic Complex. Learn more about Castleton’s athletics facilities →
Club Sports & Intramurals
Beyond our varsity athletic programs, Castleton offers a variety of club sports and intramurals, ranging from flag football and basketball to bowling and ultimate Frisbee. Learn more about intramurals and club sports →
Health & Fitness Courses
Castleton offers one-credit courses and fitness programs in aquatics, spinning, yoga, and more.
You can purchase fan gear and apparel at the Castleton Store or through Castleton University’s fan shop.
Castleton football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and men’s and women’s ice hockey require tickets for the general public to attend a game. Hockey season passes are available to purchase through the Blue Line Club. Castleton also sells tailgating passes for football. Learn more about purchasing tickets →
Becoming Vermont State University
On July 1, 2023, Vermont State University officially launches unifying the best of three colleges: Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College. Athletics is a core element of the student experience and a source of diversity and energy on each of our campuses. Varsity, intramural, and club athletics will continue to be a source of competition, wellness, and fun.
Current and coming student-athletes are wondering: Will we still be Spartans? The answer is a resounding YES!
Our much-loved mascots will remain at each location after becoming Vermont State University. We will continue to proudly compete as Spartans. Varsity athletic options will remain as they are at each campus for the 2022-2023 academic year. Changes to athletic offerings are always made using data analysis. This practice will continue, and any adjustments to varsity athletic offerings in the coming years will be announced at least a year in advance.