Coronavirus Precautions

MARCH 25, 2020: Ringette Alberta has advised that teams will receive a full refund of their paid registration fees for incomplete 2020 Ringette Alberta provincial championships, 2020 Western Canadian Ringette Championship and Canadian Ringette Championship. RAB has sent this message (and a link to their Refund Request form) to all applicable team contacts. Refunds will be provided to the initial payee. 

MARCH 18, 2020: Ringette Canada has released an FAQ document to help answer some questions.

MARCH 13, 2020: Ringette Alberta is cancelling all Ringette Alberta sanctioned events, including Provincial Championships, Regionals, Practices, Exhibition Games until further notice, effective 10:00 AM, March 13, 2020. Please refer to their bulletin for more information.

This weekend’s AS/U10 Friendship Tournament with SCRA and NW Ringette has been cancelled. Please refer to the information that has been emailed to all our AS / U10 teams.

► SCRA is currently working through many questions and next steps. A post-season update will come out next week and will cover off some questions some of you may have. (ie. goalie refunds, jersey returns, etc.)

Although the risk level in Alberta remains lows, please practice safe hygiene and risk mitigation to keep everyone safe. More information from the Alberta Government can be here:

MARCH 12, 2020: Please see this bulletin from Ringette Calgary released at 3:00pm today — this weekend’s Friendship Tournament and U12 Championships (as indicated in the memo) are still proceeding at this time. Further info on restrictions and public health measures is provided in this additional update as of 6:00pm March 12.

Ringette Alberta has advised that Provincial championships will proceed this weekend with public health measures in place. RAB is working directly with each host association to ensure recommendations of health officials are followed. Full announcement can be found on their website:

MARCH 7, 2020: Immediate Handshake Procedure Change

Please reference this memo from Ringette Calgary:

In summary, Ringette Calgary is requesting an immediate change in protocol for the remainder of the season due to the recent Coronavirus case in Calgary:

  • When shaking hands at the completion of the game, all players are required to keep their gloves on and “fist bump” the opposition versus the actual shaking of hands.
  • Coaches and Officials do not need to shake hands however a wave, nod and “great game” to each other will be sufficient.

As well, please take the following precautions to prevent the spread of viruses:

  • Do not share drinks or water bottles
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Use good hygiene practices, such as frequent hand washing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill