Registration is now open for the 2013-14 Ringette season!
Please see 'Registrations' link at the top of the page
Registrations close May 31, 2013
The following is an excerpt from the Zone 2 Big Country Ringette President:
Changes to Provincial Championship Tournament Qualifications 2013-14
Starting in 2013 - 14 teams will no longer be participating in Zone Playoffs for the right to attend Provincials. Or in the case of there only being one team in a zone, that team will not be given a bye.
The new format will see PLAYDOWNS (this is different from PLAYOFFS, as in playoffs you play to an ultimate winner, playdowns you play to you determine the designated number of teams required to move on to the Provincials).
There will be a Northern Playdown and a Southern Playdown in the province. The top X number of teams from each of the south and the north will then join for the Provincial Tournament. Where the Province will be divided has not yet been announced.
All teams in a division will have the right to attend their respective playdowns (you will declare your intent to attend the playdowns similar to what you do now for Provincials). Date and place of the playdowns will be determined by Ringette Alberta and communicated early in the season. The goal of this revision is to try to bring more equity into the level of competition at Provincials~ ultimately you want the best of the best participating at this level and under the current "zone" structure this does not always occur.
Potential Changes to League Play - Southern League
With the implementation of changes to Provincials and the movement towards a uniform athlete assessment it was recognized that the value of playing strictly within your zone becomes less palatable. Currently we have teams that are having to travel to multiple tournaments to find meaningful competition.
We need to recognize that in order for our sport to grow we need to support one another, not just ourselves. If Associations across the province start to collapse, it won't matter if your Association is as strong as a horse if you have no one to play. For more information click on RAB Memo on South league Play
Zone 2 AGM
Anyone potentially interested in becoming involved at the Zone level please contact Michele Wheeler. Positions currently open or will be open are:
• Vice President
• Coach and Player Development
The Zone 2 AGM will be held after the RA AGM.