Tournament Tips

Tournaments are starting up again, so there's most likely going to be a lot of time spent at the rinks with multiple games going on. Some tips I find helpful for tournaments are: Getting lots of rest whenever possible Drink a lot of water Eat healthy STRETCH!- this is probably one of the most important things to do since there's not a lot of time to recover between games sometimes Spend a lot of time with your team- there's nothing better than a tournament to bond with your team Tournaments Read more [...]

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 [...]

Helping with media at Westerns

Getting the chance to help with media at the 2015 Western Canadian Ringette Championships here in Calgary was a really great experience and I got to have. I got to watch some amazing ringette games and I got the chance to help with something that I’m going to school for and got some experience in what I want to do after school. I got the chance to photograph quite a few games and wrote a feature article on the tournament before it started. Throughout the tournament I helped with the team Read more [...]

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 [...]

Western Canadian Ringette Championships day One

What a busy day for WCRC so far! Games started at 8 a.m. on all four rink surfaces at Markin MacPhail WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park. Last night Opening Ceremonies and the U14AA Skills Event took place. Opening Ceremonies were amazing to watch. Abby Willerth of U14AA Calgary Crossfire started off opening ceremonies with singing the national anthem. Paul Geddes introduced Beth Veale who was recently inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame and Paul presented Beth with a quilt- made Read more [...]

Western Canadian Ringette Championships to take over Calgary

The biggest Western Canadian Ringette Championship yet is taking place in Calgary By: Elizabeth Merritt (@emerritt95) The Western Canadian Ringette Championships are taking place in Calgary, Alta from Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Markin MacPhail WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park. Teams from British Columbia to Manitoba are participating in the U14AA, U16A, U19A, and Open A division; these are the top teams that won their provincial championships. The host teams from Read more [...]


What an amazing weekend for ringette! Sherwood Park held a very exciting and amazing provincials tournament. To put on any tournament it takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the volunteers. Thank you to everyone that has helped put on this tournament and for making it a memorable weekend. To be playing in a tournament of the top 12 teams in the province it takes a lot of hard work to get there. There are so many teams that want to be playing in provincials that didn’t make it, so Read more [...]

Westerns this year

Just three more days until the 2015 Western Canadian Ringette Championships begin. It will be a very full few days of ringette and some of the best ringette the west can offer. There are 27 teams taking part in 75 games. Twelve of teams participating are in the U14AA division, while the rest of the divisions have five teams participating. There are 13 referees from across the four western provinces along with four referee supervisors (and a referee supervisor from Nova Scotia, but I don’t Read more [...]