University Ringette School Visitation Program

Hello,

I would like to invite your school to be a part of the University Ringette Team’s 2017 school visitation program.

The routine we follow when doing a school visit is that two U of A or MacEwan student athletes attend at your school at a mutually agreed upon date(s). The day starts with a 1/2 hour assembly in the gym where the university girls present to all the children in the school at once. They discuss the importance of excellence in academics and athletics, a bit about themselves, what it’s like at university, what it’s like to play on the University Ringette team, scholarships, the rules of ringette and a question/answer session. They also show a 5 minute DVD about ringette and a PowerPoint slideshow.

At the conclusion of the 30 minute assembly, groups of 24 children rotate through the gym for the rest of the day to play 30 minutes of gym ringette with the university girls. Depending on the school’s schedule we can usually get approximately 8 classes (about 200 children) through in one day. Multi day school visits can be arranged.

The university athletes bring along all the gym ringette equipment that is required for the day and, best of all, the entire visit is provided to your school free of charge!

Our program is geared primarily for K – 6 aged children, both boys and girls. Generally, one of the student athletes can speak some French if required.

In May/June 2016, the university girls visited approximately 50 schools in the greater Edmonton area. The response was very positive with several schools ordering gym ringette equipment and plans to incorporate ringette into their 2016/2017 phys-ed program.

Some comments received from schools visited by the University Ringette girls last year include:

  • The university girls did a fabulous job; please give them positive feedback on behalf of the staff & students at our school.
  • They were prepared, respectful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I enjoyed working with them very much and would love the opportunity again next year.
  • They presented the material well and engaged the students.
  • Thank-you for the organized contact sheet and materials needed. The open communication enabled me to set dates and times that work best for teachers and students.

We are now booking dates during May & June 2017 for school visits. I would encourage you not to wait too long to book a visit as last year dates went quickly and we, unfortunately, had to turn away several schools.

To book a school visitation, or have questions answered, please send an email to UniversityRingette@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in learning more about the University Ringette Team please take a moment to look at our website  www.UniversityRingette.ca. There you will find a school visitation program link.

Thank you.

Alison Flaming & Rachel St. Pierre

School Visitation Coordinators

University Ringette

Ph. 780-998-5011

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Remembering Ralph Bell

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To our coach,

You were more than just the coach of WAM!, you were the heart and soul of our team, the driving force of our WAMily. You stepped up to coach us when no one else would, and you made us into the team we are today. Your ability to see the potential in your athletes and make them believe in themselves is what has made WAM! such a force for the past 3.5 years. There is a reason why you picked every one of us to be on your team and there is not a girl who puts on the W that you didn’t believe in.

Thank you for being patient with us, for telling us to expect more from ourselves, for pushing us to become the athletes and people that we are today. Thank you for always providing us with a solid foundation to build from and never putting a ceiling on what we can accomplish. Thank you for reminding us to have fun when we get too competitive. Thank you for helping us all find our place on the WAM!. Thank you for spending most of your spare time with 17 ridiculously passionate, sometimes opinionated, and very determined young ladies (that in itself deserves an award). But most of all thank you for being the prime example of what it means to NEVER NEVER GIVE UP.

Shortly after you were diagnosed with cancer, you rode a train from Edmonton, Alberta to London, Ontario so you could coach your team at Nationals. When one treatment wouldn’t work, you moved on to the next. Even throughout your treatments, you came to the rink. You came to practice, you bundled up for games, you even trusted us to lift you on to the ice safely with your wheelchair (Jam taking you for a skate and spinning you around was beyond our control). Ralph, you have been with us every step of the way even when you were battling the fight of your life. We know you’ll still be watching us every time we step on the ice, we promise to tell Jam to put her contact in before games, to tell Brea to stay in her net, and we will try to make sure we hit the net more. This season and every season- we play for you.

Love,

Your WAMily

Commitment to Attend – NOW OPEN

Attention Teams: The 2017 Commitment to Attend form is now open. All teams interested in participating in the 2017 Ringette Alberta Playdowns and Provincials, must submit their Commitment to Attend form and complete payment by December 15th, 2016. Please note there are two ways to submit payment: 1) Via Paypal that will be prompted after filling out the form. 2) Cheque from your LOCAL ASSOCIATION (not individual team), covering all teams committing to attend. To take this option, the cheque must be received in office by December 15th!

2017 Provincial Commitment to Attend Form

Additionally, U14AA teams will need to commit if they are interested in attending the 2017 Western Canadian Ringette Championships  (in addition to the Provincial Commitment)

2017 WCRC Commitment to Attend Form

U16AA & U19AA teams will need to commit if they are interested in attending the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships (in addition to the Provincial Commitment)

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Teams that have completed the Provincial Commitment to Attend and payment will be listed here (updated Friday each week)