Canada Winter Games Head Coach Announced

Ringette Alberta is pleased to announce that Heather Konkin (St Albert, AB), will be head coach of Team Alberta for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15-March 3, 2019 in Red Deer, AB.
As a player, Konkin has experience competing at several Canadian Ringette Championships, the 2010 World Championships (Team USA) and the 2003 Canada Winter Games.  Additionally, Konkin brings a diverse coaching background to the staff, having experience at both the AA and NRL level.  Most notably, Konkin was an Assistant Coach for Team Alberta at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, and more recently, she served as the Head Coach on the all-female coaching staff for the Zone 5 2016 Alberta Winter Games team which won Gold in Medicine Hat with a 5-0-0 record.
“My experiences have allowed me to identify with the athletes, share my experiences (both technically and emotionally), and aid in their development as athletes and people”
When not coaching, Konkin is the co-owner of 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction School, serves on the Ringette Canada Board of Directors and is a player on the Open A Edmonton Relit team.
The remainder of the coaching staff will be announced shortly.

Draft policies: Sanctioning & Inclusion

The Ringette Alberta Board has prepared two draft policies and is requesting your feedback / input.

12.0 Event Sanctioning Policy (revisions)
The revised event sanctioning policy is intended to come into effect for any events scheduled after the conclusion of the 2018 Ringette Alberta Provincial Championships and thereafter.

The revisions are intended to add clarity to the policy, specifically around what is automatically sanctioned without application, and what requires application for sanctioning.  The revision also includes the basis for determining whether or not sanctioning is granted.

25.0 Inclusion Policy (new)
This policy is intended to be in effect immediately upon Board approval

Th purpose of this new policy is to ensure all participants have access to programming and facilities in which they feel comfortable and safe.  It is also to align Ringette Alberta policy with the Alberta Human Rights Act.

Additional guidelines for implementation will be made available to members when the final policy is released.

You should email your feedback to no later than 09:00, November 23, 2017.

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:




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 or by phone at 403-680-7791.