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    SAMHA/SARA Equipment Swap

    By Anne Hanson 08/13/2018, 9:15am MDT

    Drop off your used ringette gear

    This year we are doing our equipment swap with St. Albert Minor Hockey. SAMHA has agreed to accept donations from SARA families at their office in the Akinsdale Arena.

    SAMHA/SARA Equipment Swap:
    Drop off your gently used ringette equipment of any size to the SAMHA office (66 Hebert Road, between the Akinsdale and Kinex Arenas) from Tuesday, August 14th - Friday, August 24 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Equipment must be clean and in good working order. No rips, tears, or cracks, please.
    Sticks and Bags accepted
    Jerseys, socks, and personal protection apparel will NOT be accepted.
    SHOP FOR FREE SATURDAY AUGUST 25th FROM 9 am - NOON at Akinsdale Arena
    Remaining equipment will be donated to Esso Cup Fun Day & The BRICK Sports Central who refurbish equipment and give to families in need.
    SARA will need 1 person to work at the SWAP on Saturday, August 25 from 9 am to noon to answer questions about ringette equipment – specifically that which differs from hockey. You will earn your two dibs for this season if you are able to do this.

    Residency Policy Reminder

    By Anne Hanson 08/09/2018, 9:45am MDT

    Reminder to SARA members:

    Two years ago, Ringette Alberta changed their residency policy and the new policy speaks to the importance of local associations being able to plan team numbers,  roster sizes, and tiering for all their teams in any age division.

    The policy lays out the process that needs to be followed by any player who wishes to try out for a team outside of their "home" association. If you are a SARA player who is planning to try out for a team outside SARA or are a player from outside SARA wishing to try out for one of our teams, please go to the Ringette Alberta website and read their residency policy to ensure you are following the proper process so that the planning for the 2018-2019 season can be smooth process for both the players and the associations.

    Thank you,

    SARA Board

    2019 WCRC Sponsorship Opportunities

    By Anne Hanson 07/30/2018, 10:30am MDT

    The planning committee of the 2019 Western Canadian Ringette Championships (WCRCs) invites you to become a contributing partner of the fastest game on ice! This event is being held in St. Albert, Alberta from March 27, 2019 to March 30, 2019. Three full days of competition with the Provincial Champions from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and St. Albert Host teams, representing four age divisions all vying for the right to call themselves the Western Canadian Ringette Champions!

    WCRC Sponsorship Package

    U10 Parent & Player Information

    By Anne Hanson 07/21/2018, 4:30pm MDT

    What does the U10 season look like?

    Welcome to U10! At this level, teams will be part of the Black Gold league. It is a larger time commitment than Active Start and may include tournaments and travel. The following information should give you a good overview of what to expect this year. We are looking forward to a great season of ringette! 

    Evaluation and team formation in September.

    Additional team fees will be required upon team formation to cover the costs of tournaments, apparel, team functions, etc.

    2-3 ice times per week will include a combination of practices and games depending on the league game schedule.

    Weekday practices are 1 hour long and typically start either at  4:15 pm or 4:30pm.  

    Days of the week will depend on coach’s availability but typically run Monday – Thursday.

    Fundamental skills development focus including: skating skills, ringette skills and basic goalie instruction for all players.

    Emphasis on active involvement, participation and FUN!

    Full ice games with a focus on basic concepts, rules and flow of the game. Continue to play half ice or cross-ice games in practice sessions.

    Game format should be structured to maximize “time on the ring” for each player.

    Coaches on the ice during games for the first half of the season for step 1 teams.

    Strive for team travel to remain relatively close to home.

    Tournament participation permitted. Quantity approved by the Association (1 - 2 maximum with recommendation that one be at or close to home and one “fun trip” away)

    Season – Mid September to early March (approx. 25 weeks)

    More info

    Come Try Ringette - August 18

    By Anne Hanson 07/18/2018, 11:45am MDT

    All ages/skill levels welcome!

    The St. Albert Ringette Association is excited host this FREE Come Try Ringette Event!

    Not sure what Ringette is? Come find out what this fun and cooperative sport is all about!

    When: Saturday August 18th, 2018 – 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Where: Troy Murray Arena – Servus Place, 400 Campbell Rd, St. Albert AB T8N 0R8
    Who: Ages 5 and up who are interested in trying ringette for the first time, new skaters are welcome!
    What do I need? Helmet, skates and gloves and we will provide the fun!

    There will be on ice helpers to assist new skaters. Members from the association will also be available to answer any questions you may have and to provide more information about this great game.

    To pre-register for this event go to

    Bring a friend or make some new friends and come out to play one of the fastest games on ice!

    If you are interested in learning more about our options for registration for the 2018/19 season, please visit our website.

    For more information about this event please contact Angele at


    By Anne Hanson 07/18/2018, 9:00am MDT

    Congratulations to St. Albert Ringette players Danielle Petter, Lauren Millar & Anatonia Hood on being drafted to the NRL this past week.

    Danielle and Lauren were drafted to the Edmonton WAM and Anatonia was drafted to the Black Gold Rush. 

    Coaches Information Session

    By Todd Kosloski 07/05/2018, 2:15pm MDT


    Coaches Information Session

    Are you interested in coaching ringette this upcoming season?

     Are you new to the sport, looking to start coaching or just interested

     in learning  more about it?  


    Please join us

    Thursday, August 30th, 7pm

    Tournament room, Servus Place


    If you have any questions regarding the meeting please email

    Drop In Ringette Shinny

    By Anne Hanson 07/04/2018, 10:45am MDT

    Grab a friend and go to the rink!

    Servus Place is hosting drop in ringette shinny again this summer. What a great way to beat the heat and have fun with friends! 

    • 16+ Ringette Shinny will take place event Sunday starting July 8 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.  in the Mark Messier Arena. 
    • 13-15 Ringette Shinny will take place on July 8 and August 12 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Mark Messier Arena. 

    Servus Place Recreation Drop In Schedule 

    Registration now open!

    By Anne Hanson 06/15/2018, 9:00am MDT

    Register before July 15 and save $100!

    SARA is now accepting registrations for the 2018-19 season. Please remember to register before July 15 to save $100! 

    AA Head Coach announcement

    By Anne Hanson 06/11/2018, 6:30am MDT

    We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 Head Coaches

    We are pleased to announce the 2018-19 coaches for our U14, U16 and U19 AA.

    U14AA- Head coach Corey de La Mare and co-coach Joel Lajoie
    U16AA- Tricia Smith
    U19AA- Head coach Todd Kosloski and co-coach Heather Konkin

    We are looking forward to another exciting season and great success on and off the ice.