Ringette Road to Worlds

Ringette Canada’s Senior and Junior National Teams will be on the ice for the World Ringette Championships in Mississauga, Ontario from November 27 to December 3, 2017. It is an honour and a privilege for our athletes to represent Canada at this premier event. However, all of the athletes must bear most of the costs to attend this event, as funding is limited.

As a way to raise funds for our athletes a group has organized a 5K Run/Walk to be held in the fall at a number of locations across Canada. Currently runs are scheduled to be held on October 7, 2017 in Calgary, Edmonton, Lacombe, Ottawa and Winnipeg, and on October 21, 2017 in Halifax. A run is also soon to be organized for London Ontario. The organizers are working with the Running Room to help facilitate the success of their event. All funds raised will go to the National Team athletes competing at the 2017 World Ringette Championships.

Details and registration is available here for the Alberta events:

Calgary

Edmonton

Lacombe

Not only will the event be a great fundraiser, but, it is also an opportunity to come together to celebrate being part of the awesome sport we all love. The hope is that players, their parents, siblings and friends will attend. Coaches can use it as a team building event! If you are in a location where you can get out to participate in the event, we encourage you to register and to tell your friends and teammates to join you. Please note that the Edmonton and Lacombe events will also be offering a 2k option, and the Calgary event will be offering a 1k option along with their 5k routes.

Click here to learn more about the National Team program: Team Canada

If you have any questions or comments at all, please contact Murray Pettem at murray@nationalringetteschool.com or by phone at 403-680-7791.

New Residency Policy

The Ringette Alberta Board has just approved revisions to the residency policy.  The new policy is effective immediately.

The Residency Policy is posted here.

The key change from the previous policy (2016) has to do with the impact of releases on team viability.

At the 2016 Ringette Alberta AGM, the majority of the members in attendance expressed concern that a revised residency policy would threaten the viability of small ringette associations. With that in mind, ringette associations have been given the expressed right to deny a release if that release makes a team no longer viable (fewer than 11 players).  To ensure equity in the athlete/association relationship, the expressed right to deny a release for team viability is now the only reason a release may be denied.    

The Ringette Alberta Board hopes this new policy will achieve the following objectives:

  • A recognition of the need to support team viability in smaller ringette associations across the province
  • A more balanced approach to serving athlete needs vs association needs when the two are not in agreement
  • Clarity around when a release may be denied and when it may not

Residency Policy FAQs have been prepared to help Ringette Alberta Members, Registered Participants and Parents understand the basic implications of the policy.

Ringette Alberta would like to thank the members and registered participants who provided input in the original Residency Policy Task Force’s work, the 2016 AGM and the most recent call for response to the draft 2017 policy.

Come Try Ringette!

Have you or your child always wanted to try ringette?  We would love to show you how…for FREE!  Ringette associations all over Alberta are hosting Come Try Ringette events and they would love for you to join them.

You can attend an event anywhere in Alberta, even if it isn’t your home association!  Simply log on to www.cometryringette.com and see what date and location works for your schedule.

Attending an event is free, we just ask that you pre-register so we know to expect you.  No ringette gear?  No problem!  All you need to attend are skates, warm mitts, a certified helmet and a positive attitude!  Our associations will provide sticks, rings and lots of fun!

For questions about our sport, please feel free to contact Ringette Alberta’s Sport Development Coordinator, Sharon Giles at sharon@ringettealberta.com.  You can also contact your local association, and a complete list can be found at http://www.ringettealberta.com/association-directory/

See you on the ice!