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      Rush Summer Camp & 3 on 3 League

      01/20/2017, 9:30am MST
      By Anne Hanson

      Edmonton Rush is offering a summer camp in St. Albert and a 3 on 3 Spring League!

      2017 Summer Camp

      The National Ringette League Black Gold RUSH are excited to offer their 2017 summer camp in St. Albert. The players will lead a high calibre, up tempo camp that will focus on skills, conditioning and fun.

      The camp will take place on July 25, 27, August 1, 3, 8 and 10 with 6 one hour sessions. Each division will be open to 26 skaters and 4 goaltenders.

      Divisions will include:

      • Division I – birth years 2004, 2005, 2006
      • Division II – birth years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

      Please go to for registration information.

      3 on 3 Spring League

      The National Ringette League Black Gold RUSH will be hosting a 3 on 3 spring league in St. Albert. The league will begin on April 25 and finish on May 30, 2017. Three divisions will be formed with four teams in each division. Each team will have 9 skaters and 1 goalie.

      Divisions will include:

      • Division I – birth years 2007, 2008, 2009
      • Division II – birth years 2004, 2005, 2006
      • Division III – birth years 2001, 2002, 2003

      Please go to for registration information.

      Playdown Dates

      01/16/2017, 12:45pm MST
      By Ron Heigh

      For the U12, U14, U16, U19, & Open divisions, the provincial playdown and championship dates have been posted to the Ringette Albert website here:

      For the U10S2 & U10S3 divisions, the playdown dates will be as follows:

      March 11-12
      March 18-19

      Active Start Promo Video

      01/12/2017, 10:00am MST
      By Anne Hanson

      See how much fun it is to learn ringette!

      SARA is pleased to share a video that really captures the fun and friendship that happens on ice when learning to play ringette. 

      Click here to watch the video

      Come Try Goalie

      12/23/2016, 10:15am MST
      By Anne Hanson

      Big turn out for Come Try Goalie

      On December 20, SARA hosted a Come Try Goalie event to encourage players to test their skills in net in a non-competitive environment. We had a total 16 goalies from U10-12 participate! 

      Ask a Question Results

      12/20/2016, 1:15pm MST
      By Anne Hanson

      Got a ringette question? Check here for answers!

      In the fall, we launched an 'Ask a Question' section of the website in order to encourage members to submit questions about ringette, registration, the board, etc. that you couldn't find elsewhere on the website. We have compiled this list of questions and organized it into an FAQ section, which you can find under the Association tab. 

      Please have a look at it as it may have answers to thing you've been wondering about too. It is also a great resource to refer parents and players to. 

      Still can't find an answer? Keep submitting the questions and we'll keep finding the answers and posting them to the website! 

      BGL - Report A Score Changes

      12/06/2016, 6:15am MST
      By Ron Heigh


      For session 2, BGL has updated the requirements for when you are reporting your game scores to their website.

      Please see the instructions in the link below for clarification.

      Dibs Questions

      11/17/2016, 12:15pm MST
      By Anne Hanson

      SARA recently received some questions about the DIBS volunteer system from a member and we thought it would be helpful to share them with the membership as a whole.

      I’m wondering about claiming Dibs credits for coaching. Another mom and I are certified coaches and I work on the bench during games and the other mom provides on ice help.  Can we claim Dibs credits for this role?  If so, how would we go about doing that?

      We had a great discussion at the last AGM about the various roles that qualify for the Dibs credits. We agreed that the head coach and the manager would qualify for the Dibs due to the role and responsibilities that these volunteer positions have. We are in the process of finalizing the team rosters and submitting the “hard cards for the teams” to Ringette Alberta (the deadline for these was Nov 15th). We will be reaching out to the specific people who are in these roles in the next month and they will receive full Dibs credits for this season.

      Do the Treasurer or Team Manager roles count towards Dibs credits? And if so, how do we go about doing that?

      Based on our conversation at the AGM, the team treasurer role does not qualify for Dibs credits.  We can review for next season.

      Did the volunteer hours during the Turkey Ring count towards Dibs credits?  If no, why not? 

      There were specific roles identified that received Dibs credits for the Turkey Ring. This is our largest fundraiser and as it occurs very early in the season, it was determined by the board that this was a team event versus an individual volunteer event, and therefore the dibs credits were not eligible. We will be reviewing this for next season.

      Will there be enough volunteer opportunities offered to ensure people are able to work enough to get their two Dibs credits?  

      Yes. We have tracked and analyzed this based on past volunteer roles in SARA and the current members that have already received/collected Dibs credits.  

      What will be the approach to dealing with a situation where someone wants to volunteer but there has not been the opportunity available (as the opportunities have all been full)?  

      We are reviewing this as a board and following the remaining association events for this season, we will determine how many members still require dibs credit by the middle of March. We will then identify how many are interested in volunteering to avoid the $200 payment. 

      This concern is particularly of note for those folks who volunteered at the Turkey Ring but to date have not been able to get in on other volunteer opportunities. 

      As outline in the recent E-news, we have several upcoming volunteer events including the SARA raffle, the U12B provincial tournament that SARA is hosting, and the SARA equipment return at the end of the season.

      Winter Power Program - Now Open

      11/15/2016, 9:00am MST
      By Ron Heigh

      We have opened up the registration for our Winter 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

      Ringette Alberta Game Sheets

      10/17/2016, 7:15am MDT
      By Ron Heigh

      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:

      • There are only 3 copies, no longer 4. 
      • There is room under Team Staff to put in any Junior coaches. 
      • Goaltender's Record: 
        • Any goaltender stats should be added to the game sheets, this includes number of the goalie, shots, and goals. 
        • If a second goalie takes over net duties, then there is also room for that. 
        • Please try and fill this out as much as possible. 

      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 or contact the office.

      Thank you,

      Lauren Koster
      Officials Development Coordinator

      Practice Schedule Uploads

      10/09/2016, 7:15am MDT
      By Ron Heigh

      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.