School Field Trip to the Western Canadian Ringette Championships!
Updated: Mar 22
Regina is the proud host of the Western Canadian Ringette Championships, which kicks off on March 31 and runs to April 3, 2022. The championship tournament features U14AA, U16A, U19A and 18+A ringette teams representing BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The Regina Ringette Association is reimbursing the cost of a school bus for teachers who would like to take their class to a Team Saskatchewan ringette game. The games are on Friday, April 1. Game 1 starts at 12:45 PM and features U14AA Team Saskatchewan vs. Alberta. Game 2 starts at 2:15 PM and features 18+A Team Saskatchewan vs. BC. Each game is one hour and fifteen minutes. Teachers can choose to attend one or both games for their field trip.
Teachers can arrange their transportation as they normally do for field trips. After the event is complete, teachers can submit their bus reimbursement request to the Regina Ringette Association. To be eligible for reimbursement, registration is required before March 29. Buses should be fully utilized (typically two classes per bus). Register at https://forms.gle/88wc9qZEiswCacB1A
The games on Friday will take place at The Co-operators Centre on Rink 6. Rink 6 has a seating capacity of 1300 spectators. The Ringette Saskatchewan mascot, Sneaky Deke, will be in attendance giving away goodies. The atmosphere will be electric!
Ringette was invented in Canada in 1963. It's a female-dominated on-ice team sport. It's fast-paced with an emphasis on skating agility and play-making. Since the early 1960s, the sport has continued to grow and currently boasts nearly 32,333 registered players on nearly 2000 teams, with over 8000 coaches and over 1700 officials. While it is primarily a female sport, there are currently over 700 males playing ringette across the country. Internationally, ringette is played in a number of countries around the world, including Finland, Sweden, the United States, France, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Abu Dhabi.
The Western Canadian Ringette Championships is one of several levels of competition. In addition to local ringette association league play, there are a number of opportunities to play ringette at numerous levels:
Tournaments all across Canada, and around the world
Western Canadian Ringette Championships
Canadian Ringette Championships
Canadian University Ringette
Canada Winter Games
National Ringette League (including our Saskatchewan Heat team)
World Ringette Championships
There is also a Ringette Canada Hall of Fame that recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of the sport of ringette and the outstanding achievements of ringette athletes, coaches, officials and administrators across Canada.
Any youth interested in ringette can register for an upcoming free Come Try Ringette session on April 23 or April 24. Visit JOIN US to register for a Come Try Ringette session.