Our U16A & U14A teams spent some time last week scrimmaging with the St.Albert Special Olympics indoor floor hockey teams.
Lacrosse is a great off-season sport for ringette. It is very fast, promotes a high level of fitness, and improves eye-hand coordinate.
Lacrosse is similar to ringette in that box lacrosse is a five-on-five game played in an arena with goalies. There has been a lot of recent research and discussion regarding sport specialization and the advantages of being a multi-sport athlete.
Lacrosse has a lot of transferable skills to ringette and vice versa and it is also our National Summer Sport. Below are a couple of hockey links that speak to the benefits of lacrosse as an off season sport to hockey. A lot of NHL players played lacrosse and promote the benefits of lacrosse, including Wayne Gretzky. A list of some of these NHL players is included in the second link.
St Albert Rams Lacrosse Club registration is open and evaluations begin in March For those wanting to register it is online registration and details can be found at:
If there you have any questions please contact the Rams at email@example.com.
The U19A Siege won the gold medal at the Sweetheart Tournament this past weekend in Spruce Grove. After losing to Regina in round robin play, the team came back with a vengeance beating Regina 5-1 to win the Gold. Congratulations girls on a great weekend of play!
SARA invited the Peace River Association to a team scrimmage event over the Family Day long weekend.
The players and their families got to experience an action packed National Ringette League game between the Edmonton Black Gold RUSH and the Calgary RATH Saturday night.
On Sunday, the teams participated in two ice times. For the first ice time, Dan held a fun "Olympic event" practice with all the players and coaches.
We then came together for a group lunch with all the kids and parents from St. Albert and Peace River. For the second ice time, the players were were split up into a couple small teams and we held a fun scrimmage to end the day.
Opportunities like these are important to help grow our sport in smaller communities, where they may not get the chance to compete in regular tournaments. Feedback from both kids and parents was positive and we think it went very well.
Thanks to Ryan Bodnarchuk for inviting the Peace River ringette team and organizing the event! And a big thank you to Mighty Peace Ringette for travelling to St. Albert for a fun weekend of ringette, learning, and new friends!
The SARA Annual General Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, May 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Reliance Room at Servus Place.
In accordance with our Bylaws, Article 4.4.1, the following Executive positions are up for election at the AGM.
All Elected Director positions are open for nomination:
The nominating committee asks if you see a position you are interested in or know someone who would fulfill the elected volunteer role, to fill out the nominations form.
All nominations should be sent to the Secretary before or on May 8, 2018. The committee will also receive nominations from ‘the floor’ following a call for nominations by the Chairperson at the AGM.
We require several volunteers to support this very important SARA fundraiser. Volunteers over the age of 18 with some availability between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:30 AM on April 29 & 30 are needed at the Century Casino in St. Albert.
We are still looking to fill the following positions:
6:45 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Sunday and Monday (alt GM)
6:45 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Sunday and Monday (banker)
6:30 p.m. - 2:15 a.m. chip runner Monday
11:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. count room both days
An association fundraising credit of $75 will be offered per shift, with no maximum. The longer 8-9 hour shifts are $150 in credits, as they are the equivalent of 2 shifts.
The only caveat is that you cannot change positions from one shift to the next. If you’re a banker on day 1, you cannot be a chip runner on day 2.
The deadline to sign up for a volunteer shift is February 28.
Below are the links to the volunteer schedule, the worker application and the volunteer requirements and positions.
Casino Volunteer Worker Application
AGLC Casino Volunteer Requirements & Positions
If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact Jenn Tosto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to St. Albert U14AA Mission on their Silver Medal in The ESSO golden ring tournament this past weekend. Mission battled hard in the round robin and came out at the top of their pool. The won both their quarter final and semi final games to advance to the gold medal game. It was exciting final that went to the last 30 seconds of OT. Way to go Mission!
Congratulations to our U14B-1 Thunder for winning gold at the Sherwood Park Platinum Ring tournament!
Congratulations to our U12A-1 Storm for winning silver in the Sherwood park Platinum Ring over Christmas break.