History of the Esso Golden Ring

The first Esso Golden Ring was held January 2-5, 1986 at Village Square arena with 22 teams participating playing a total of 59 games.  Divisions competing were Junior, Belle, and Deb.  The tournament started as an ‘A’ level tournament, which is equivalent to what ‘AA’ is today.   January 2-4, 2987- 21 teams participated in 54 games.  Teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba competed in the Tween, Junior, Belle, and Deb levels.   December 27-29, Read more [...]

Another Season come and Gone

The end of the season always holds mixed emotions for me. When the season is going really good you don’t want the season to end while on the other hand if the season isn’t going the best and you aren’t having fun anymore you just want the season to be over. I’ve experienced both feelings when it comes to the end of the season after a lot of different ways the season has gone. Now that the season has ended I’ve had sometime to think back on the season. The beginning of the season Read more [...]

What it’s like to play

Ringette a one-of-a-kind sport By: Elizabeth Merritt (@emerritt95) Ringette is a one of a kind sport that is often overlooked. “I had tried out hockey and I hated it,” says Kennedy Younger of U19A Calgary North Rage and has played ringette for 13 years. “It’s like nothing else matters except doing your job every shift and doing it for your teammates,” shares Younger. Younger just competed in the 18th Annual Western Canadian Ringette Championships in Calgary and won gold in the Read more [...]

A look into the U14AA division

A look into the first level that offers AA By: Elizabeth Merritt (@emerritt95) AA was established to provide the highest achievable level of access to ringette.  U14AA formerly known as Tween AA is the first age group to have AA teams.  The AA level is accessible to all players who have demonstrated that they have the skill and commitment to compete at the level.  Skill evaluations are determined through a competitive evaluation and tryout process. This AA level is the only one that Read more [...]

My thoughts on the Ringette Alberta Challenge

First of all I want to thank Ringette Alberta for hosting an amazing weekend! It was one of the best ways to end an amazing season.  I know that this weekend is something that I won't forget. It was so great to see the teams come together through team building and seeing what they came up with to get spirit points.  Some of the outfits people were wearing showed some true team spirit. Bringing back some of the cheers from the younger days of ringette was pretty awesome to see after not Read more [...]

Ringette Alberta Challenge

Ringette Alberta Challenge, a great last ringette weekend. This is the first time I’ve been to it. So far it has been a unique experience and I’m really glad that I signed up for it. It is a great way to end the season with one last fun weekend where you get to meet so many more amazing ringette people and you get to catch up with people that you may not have seen much throughout the season. I signed up for the Ringette Alberta Challenge because I wanted to get some more coaching experience Read more [...]

Favourite cheers and quotes/ sayings

I’m working on putting together some ringette quotes, sayings, and cheers to put in the ringette magazine that I’m working on and I was wondering what some of your favourite cheers, sayings, and quotes are.  Let me know if you have some favourites that you would be willing to share!

My thoughts on this years Western Canadian Ringette Championships

Westerns were so much more than I thought they would be.  I wasn't too sure what to expect with it being my first time experiencing it.  I want to thank U14AA Calgary 212, Open A Calgary Blitz, and Open A Winnipeg Goons for letting me join you on your bench during your games to take pictures.  Being on the bench with you made taking pictures 10 times better because I got to combine two things I love. I think that the tournament went really well for its size and the type of tournament that the Read more [...]

Western Canadian Ringette Championships

What an amazing tournament! It was such an amazing experience for myself.  I never got to participate in any tournaments like WCRC when I played so getting to experience the tournament with helping with the media was just amazing. Congratulations to teams that participated! All the games I got to watch part of were amazing to see.  The games played were truly the best of the West and I hope to get to watch more amazing games like the ones I saw again. Here's the video that was played at Closing Read more [...]

Western Canadian Ringette Championships day two

Another busy day! Although I didn’t get to watch as much ringette as I would’ve liked to there were some amazing games played. I will admit that I did leave the ringette to go and watch the Calgary Hitmen in their first playoff game against Kootenay Ice (I can’t help it I have season tickets and my aunt was here to go to the game with me). I’m back at the rink bright and early tomorrow morning to watch some more amazing games. I can’t wait to see the games played tomorrow. Also I Read more [...]