Coaching the Female Athlete Workshop

The Leduc Ringette Association is very excited to connect you to an upcoming seminar being hosted by the City of Leduc.   On Jan 22 & 23, Dr. Vicki Harber will be in Leduc to share her research on Coaching the Female Athlete. Full Event Details Here

Harber, an exercise physiologist, and former Olympian in rowing, is one of the leading academic voices with Canadian Sport for Life – a body seeking to improve the quality of sport and physical activity. Her paper for the organization, “The Female Athlete Perspective,” has been dramatically changing the way parents, coaches and physical education teachers think about girls’ healthy development as athletes.  Harber’s academic career has been devoted to the study of female athlete and a lifelong love of sport.

One hallmark of a great coach is commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.  We strongly encourage ALL of our Ringette Coaches (Head, Assistant, and Aspiring) and Managers to attend this seminar.  You will learn:

  • key features of creating positive training environments for female athletes
  • specific prevention strategies to develop and maintain the healthy of female athletes
  • why girls and women stay in sport and leave sport
  • practical tips for athlete retention in a performance environment.

The cost is only $25.

The deadline to register is January 15.  So, register today – don’t delay! Registration Form Here

2016 World Ringette Championships in Helsinki, Finland

Canada’s junior and senior national teams are travelling to Helsinki, Finland to compete in the 2016 World Ringette Championships starting December 27th.

To follow our teams as they take on the world!! Games with be webcast and can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/RingetteTV

There will be live stats for all Canadian games and these stats can be accessed here. By clicking on the statistics and standings link on the same page you will be able to access event standings and player statistics for all teams.

If you would like to send a message to Team Canada or any of our Team Canada athletes, simply send an email to GoCanadaGo@ringette.ca. The messages will be printed and posted daily in an area where the athletes can read them.

Ringette Canada will be uploading photos, and using social media throughout the event, so please click on the links to follow along with their progress:

For roster information click here, and for player cards click here.

To give you a bit more information on the event, there will be nine national teams competing – junior national teams from Canada, Finland, and Sweden and senior national teams from Canada, Finland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden and the United States.

Clearly pegged as the world’s ringette powerhouses, the senior national teams from Canada and Finland will compete in the Sam Jacks Series. Team Finland will look to defend the world title they have held for the last four championship events, in a best two-out-of-three series against Team Canada. The series will start on January 1stand the winner will claim the Sam Jacks Trophy on either January 3rd or 4th.

Beginning on December 27th, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Slovakia, Team Czech Republic, and the junior national teams from Canada, Finland and Sweden will compete in the Presidents’ Pool, which consists of a full round-robin series. Following the round robin, the top two teams will play a best two-out-of-three series for gold and the Presidents’ Trophy (either January 3rd or 4th). The third and fourth place team will play a best two-out-of-three series for bronze (either January 3rd or 4th).

The official host website of the 2016 World Ringette Championships will provide you with information on the event, including schedules, teams and information on the various special events being planned. You can access their website here: http://www.wrc2015.fi/en/. Games times are in Eastern European Time Zone (UTC+02:00)

Enjoy the games!!!

Provincial Championship Hosts Announced

UPDATED DEC 18, 2016 – We’ve added 2 new hosts for U16A & U19B

Congratulations and big thanks to the following associations that have been chosen to host the 2016 Provincial Championships:

2016 Provincial Championship Hosts
Date Provincials Location
February 26 – 28, 2016 AA Central AB (in Lacombe)
March 4-6, 2016 U16A Calgary (NW Calgary)
March 4-6, 2016 U19A Calgary (NW Calgary)
March 4-6, 2016 Open A Calgary (U of Lethbridge)
March 11-13, 2016 U12B Medicine Hat
March 11-13, 2016 U14A Strathmore
March 11-13, 2016 U16B Medicine Hat
March 18-20, 2016 U12A St. Albert
March 18-20, 2016 U12C Medicine Hat
March 18-20, 2016 U14B Lethbridge
March 18-20, 2016 Open B Medicine Hat (in Brooks)
March 25-27, 2016 U19B Spruce Grove
March 25-27, 2016 Open C Rockyford

2016 Alberta Winter Games Team Formations

The 2016 Alberta Winter Games will be held February 13 – 16, in Medicine Hat. Ringette will showcase eight teams from across the province representing their Zone as they compete for the championship title.

Check out our Team Announcement page to see the athletes that will be competing at the Games this season.

Congratulations to all athletes that attended.