October 21, 2016
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we inform you of the tragedy that occurred earlier this week. On Tuesday October 18, members of our ringette family, Shaun Bomford, Meghan Bomford and Kelsey Nelson were involved in a devastating motor vehicle accident that took Meghan’s life. Shaun, Meghan’s father, and Kelsey, her teammate, are in hospital.
We ask that you join us in sending out the deepest of condolences to Meghan’s family, and that you keep Shaun and Kelsey in your thoughts as they fight to regain their health.
The Ringette Alberta office has already been fielding inquiries from individuals throughout the province who are looking for ways to help. Though it saddens us when it happens, we are so proud of our community and how we come together as one during times like these.
At this point in time, we are directing people to the websites of both the Calgary NW Ringette and Cal-East RingetteAssociations, as they have been working together to set up ways to provide support. There is also information posted for those who are in need of grief counseling.
This weekend, we encourage you to consider having a moment of silence before your games. Please use this moment to not only think of the Meghan, Kelsey and Shaun, but also the girls’ U19A teammates, their families and friends, and everyone else who has been impacted by this terrible event.
Meghan‘s funeral will be held on Monday October 24th at 2 pm at the Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre St N, in Calgary. Please see the Cal-East website for more details.
Parents, we urge you to hug your children a bit tighter today. Coaches, remind your players how proud of them you are. Players, let your teammates know how much you appreciate them. Let’s all honour Meghan’s life by taking the time to remember just how precious our time together really is.
The Board and Staff of Ringette Alberta
Be aware there is an error on the new 2016/17 game sheets!
Under Penalty codes, Interference is missing.
When an official is calling an interference penalty, please mark INT in the reason column.
Please make sure that you communicate this to whoever is working as the scorekeeper, as for the first while, not having that number/penalty will be confusing on the game sheet. Ringette Alberta has already printed enough for the season, but will fix this error on the next batch.
There are a few other changes on the game sheet to be aware of:
We know that some are still cycling through their older game sheets, so please do continue to use those as well. Ringette Alberta recommends using the new sheets for U10 to U14 if you have a mix of old and new.
If you are looking to purchase more game sheets, please visit our online store http://ringettealberta.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d4c2cb48615c98284a667fc56&id=6059808452&e=7f52f7e9a6 or contact the office.
Officials Development Coordinator
We have finalized practice schedules for the first half of the 2016-2017 season.
The schedules have be uploaded to your team sites (automatically).
Please review the schedule and advise the webmaster if you notice any error or omissions.
To all users of Servus Place & Akinsdale-Kinex Arenas:
As your seasons are starting up we are once again sending the warm-up guidelines to our membership so that everybody is aware and clear on the process. We respect the desire for pre competition dry land training; however we are limited as to available space, and are responsible for the safety of the teams and other patrons who frequent the facilities.
The option for Servus Place is outlined in the attached guideline is the safest and least disruptive to all patrons of the facility.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES
Please be advised that staff will be stopping teams that are doing activities in prohibited areas and directing them to the area designated as feasible. Teams in the designated areas of Go Auto Arena that are disruptive to the on ice activity will be asked to stop and leave the area.
We ask that all coaches and players comply with staff requests/direction.
All team warm ups in the seating/public areas at Akinsdale/Kinex Arenas are prohibited. Activity in these areas is unsafe, and is extremely disruptive to other users of the facility. Teams will be advised to utilize their dressing room areas for static warm ups. The City is currently working in partnership with St. Albert Minor Hockey in planning a project that deals with the warm up space challenges at Akinsdale/Kinex Arena.
The following items were found at the player entrance to Go Auto today.
Text 780-298-9801 to make arrangements to pick up.
We have opened up the registration for our Fall Power Program,
The SARA Power Program is ONLY available to players currently registered with SARA and carded in accordance with SARA’s policy and procedures.
The Program includes ten one-hour sessions and registration is limited.
Level 1 - 20 registrants
Level 2 - 25 registrants
Level 3 - 45 registrants
Are you interested in reffing this season?
Ringette Canada has opened up their Level 1 referee course, available to any person who is 14 years or older (at the time of the course)
Click here to check it out and create your profile.
We have implemented a new feature on the website called "Ask A Question".
The question submission form is designed to allow people to quickly find answers to day to day items, either through direct email, or anonymously. The questions that are submitted will be collected and answered, and potentially end up in the FAQ section of the website.
Please follow the link below to test out this new feature.