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      U16A & A14A Scrimmage with Special Olympics Teams

      By Ron Heigh 02/26/2018, 2:15pm MST

      Our U16A & U14A teams spent some time last week scrimmaging with the St.Albert Special Olympics indoor floor hockey teams.  

      Looking for an off-season sport? Try Lacrosse!

      By Anne Hanson 02/23/2018, 11:00am MST

      St Albert Rams Lacrosse Club registration is open

      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

      Why Ringette Players Should Play Lacrosse

      Black Gold Rush 3V3 Spring League & Summer Camps

      By Anne Hanson 02/23/2018, 10:45am MST

      3 V 3 registration now open!


      The NRL Black Gold RUSH will be hosting a 3v3 spring league in St. Albert during May of 2018!  Please see the link below for further information.

      Registation Information 


      U19A Win Gold at Sweetheart Tournament

      By Ron Heigh 02/23/2018, 6:45am MST

      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 hosts team from Peace River

      By Anne Hanson 02/22/2018, 11:00am MST

      Scrimmage event a success!

      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!

      SARA AGM & Nominations 

      By Anne Hanson 02/19/2018, 8:15pm MST

      The SARA AGM is on May 22!

      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.

      • Vice President – Open
      • Secreatray - Open
      • Registrar - Open

      All  Elected Director positions are open for nomination:

      • Evaluations Director
      • Sponsorship, Event, & Fundraising
      • Ice Allocator 
      • Referee Allocator
      • Development Director

      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.

      The nomination form can be downloaded, filled out and sent to the Secretary at

      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.


      Casino Volunteers Needed!

      By Anne Hanson 02/15/2018, 9:15am MST

      Sign up by February 28!

      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. 

      Volunteer Schedules

      Casino Volunteer Worker Application

      AGLC Casino Volunteer Requirements & Positions

      If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact Jenn Tosto at

      U14AA Mission win silver at ESSO Golden Ring

      By Anne Hanson 01/23/2018, 12:30pm MST

      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!

      U14B-1 Win Gold

      By Ron Heigh 01/02/2018, 1:15pm MST

      Congratulations to our U14B-1 Thunder for winning gold at the Sherwood Park Platinum Ring tournament!

      U12A-1 Win Silver

      By Ron Heigh 01/02/2018, 1:15pm MST

      Congratulations to our U12A-1 Storm for winning silver in the Sherwood park Platinum Ring over Christmas break.