The Edmonton Ringette Club organizes the Edmonton Elite AA teams at the U14AA, U16AA and U19AA levels, and the Edmonton WAM! in the National Ringette League.
Beginner ringette (Active Start) and community ringette programs (U10 to U19 A/B/C) are organized by our sister organization. Go to Edmonton Ringette
2019 Wood Tournament – 34th Year
U14AA – U16AA – U19AA
November 22-24, 2019
Terwillegar Arenas, Edmonton
Click here for schedule information.
The Gayle Shaw Memorial Fun Day took place on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at West Edmonton Mall. It was another huge success as $12,006.15 was raised for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. After several mini-games played by all ages from U10 to WAM, the day ended with a close intersquad game. (U16 and U19)
Jessica Middleton, 2020 AWG Team Edmonton Head Coach, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Ringette Association, and the Edmonton Ringette Club are proud to jointly announce Team Edmonton (Zone 6) for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie, Alberta.
AWG 2020 Team Edmonton:
Thank you to all the players who came to evaluations. Your hard work and great skill made the decision very difficult!
Jessica Middleton, Head Coach
NOTICE to ERC MEMBERS OF AGM ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 6:45 PM
at the Derrick Golf & Winter Club, 3500 – 119 Street, Edmonton, AB
Registration is now open for AWG 2020. All Edmonton resident ringette players born 2003 to 2006 are eligible to tryout for Team Edmonton.
The link is here: https://ringettealberta.com/athlete-registration-awg/
This year’s event is February 14-17, 2020 in Airdrie Alberta.
Evaluation Dates: **NOTE CHANGE FOR FIRST TRY OUT SKATE**
- October 20, Sunday, Callingwood B, 8:15am to 9:15am
- October 22, Tuesday, Downtown Community Arena, 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
- October 29, Tuesday, Downtown Community Arena, 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
The Gayle Shaw Memorial ERC Fun Day is a fun mini-game tournament, mixing players into teams of all age levels and raising funds for cancer research. See the Fun Day Page for more details including the link to register.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace in West Edmonton Mall
10 am to noon
Elite U16AA/U19AA Intrasquad Game at 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Congratulations to the athletes who were selected to play for our Elite U14AA, U16AA, U19AA and WAM! teams for the 2019-20 season. For players new to the club, welcome the the ERC family!
Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, evaluators, volunteers, and board members whose efforts made these evaluations a success!
We wish all teams a great year ahead!
CONGRATULATIONS!! to Edmonton WAM! athletes Dailyn Bell, Jamie Bell, Annie Debaji, Gillian Dreger, and Melissa Misutka, selected to be on the Senior National Team and Torrie Shennan selected to be on the Junior National Team. The teams will compete at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Burnaby, BC, from November 25 to December 1, 2019.
NEW!! EXPECTATATIONS OF ERC ATHLETES
BE SELFLESS – act in the best interest of your team and your teammates first; this may include understanding if you are not selected to go out for a particular shift or other critical times; think of team goals and how you can contribute to them
COMPETE and PERSEVERE – never give up, give your best effort, set goals for yourself that will help you contribute to the team’s goals
RESPECT – respect your coaches’ decisions and the time they volunteer; respect your teammates, officials and other athletes
DISCUSS don’t complain – have a discussion about questions/issues you might have with your coaches and teammates rather than just complaining; ask questions; problem solve;
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY – mistakes happen to everyone – take responsibility for your actions;
BE POSITIVE – on the bench, in the dressing room and generally – recognize that no one is perfect, support and encourage your teammates, commend them on a nice play, visualize success!
BE PREPARED – check your equipment and make sure that your skates are sharpened, prepare yourself mentally for games and practices, arrive on time
COMMIT – make as many team practices and games and events as possible – don’t let your team down!
HAVE FUN – enjoy your sport!
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
EXPECTATIONS OF ERC COACHES
To communicate effectively with players and parents
Be prepared for practices and games
To develop the team and also individual development of each athlete
Treat players, parents, other teams, referees and other coaches with respect and overall model good sportsmanship
Provide constructive feedback in a timely and respectful fashion; give an appropriate balance of positive and negative feedback
Recognize the contributions of each player and help them understand their role on the team
To show positive leadership through his/her actions and help create a positive team environment
Hold players accountable who do not abide by good sportsmanship, team play, and attendance at practices
Playing time of athletes will be based on game performance, attendance and effort in practices and games, punctuality, and attitude
The ERC is pleased to announce the coaches for the 2019-2020 season.
There are applicants for U14AA and the coaches will be finalized after evaluations.
Update Sep 1/19 – Heather Kinniburgh (Head Coach)
Update Sep 1/19
Chris Kelly (Head Coach)
Kevin Harrison (AC)
Jay Ladd (AC)
Jessica Middleton (AC)
Teneal Kuczkowski (AC)
Anna Rogers (AC)
Kelly Keylor (Head Coach)
Brienne Patton-Harper (AC)
Erica Lee (AC)
Kevin Harrison (AC)
update Sep 1/19 – Chris Kearney (AC)
The Edmonton WAM!
Caleigh Wojcicki (Head Coach)
Kevin Harrison (AC)
Chris Kelly (AC)
Heather Konkin (AC part-time)
Further assistant coaches may be named after evaluations.
The Club greatly appreciates these individuals volunteering to coach and we look forward to the 2019-20 season!
ERC Annual Awards
The ERC awards three $1000 scholarships each year to members attending post-secondary institutions. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Katie Zipp, Justine Kearney and Ciara Wright
Congratulations to Caleigh Shaw Wojcicki who was awarded the Kevin Harrison Volunteer Award presented to an ERC member who has provided outstanding contribution and volunteer service.
Congratulations to our U19AA team who made it to quarterfinals at the Canadian Ringette Championships in PEI after a 6-2 record in round robin play.
Edmonton WAM! finished the season first overall in the Western Division of the National Ringette League with 19 wins over 24 games and also had the highest winning percentage 0.813 in the League!
Edmonton Elite U19AA finished the season first overall in Black Gold League and won the bronze medal at Provincials in Calgary!
Congratulations and best of luck at the NRL Championship and the Canadian Ringette Championships in Charlottetown, PEI!
OPEN HOUSE INVITATION – for players born in 2006-07 and their families.
Come and learn about playing AA Ringette for the ERC!
Monday, April 1, 2019 at Meadows arena
PLEASE SIGN UP /REGISTER. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/UHKpTXN
2) Review the options listed and choose whether your athlete is a skater or goalie.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.
Please arrive at 5:55pm. Parent session is from 6:05pm to 6:45pm in Multi-Purpose Room 102 and fun skate for athletes is 6:45pm to 8:00pm. Click on this link Invitation to 2019 Open House for more details.
ERC Awards and Scholarships. Deadlines for applications and nominations is Friday, March 22 at 8:00pm. Click here for more info.
WAM! Boot Camp
4 Nights – August 19th to 22nd, 2019
at Castledowns Arena
The WAM! Boot Camp is open to players from U10 to U19. It is focused on getting you back on the ice and prepared for the new ringette season.
Early Bird Registration Opens March 1, 2019. Fee: $120
Early bird ends May 15. Fee: $135. Click here for registration information.
Canada Winter Games update!
Our athletes have arrived in Red Deer. Check out our own Ali Keylor in the news. *The clip is at 0:56 to 1:42 of the video. Great job Ali! Click here to watch!
Canada Winter Games are just days away!
Watch your favorite current and former ERC athletes – Kaley Bilyk, Ali Keylor, Nicole Pelletier, Megan Riou, Torrie Shennan and Katie Zipp as they represent Alberta in the games! We wish you all the best! Go Team Alberta! – watch live here
Exciting news about Ringette Academies in Edmonton!
St Thomas More Jr, High School will have their Open House on February 20 at 7pm and their Shadow Day on February 27, 2019 – for more information click here
Vimy Ridge also has a Ringette Academy. For more information and to sign up for their Shadow Day, click here.
Christmas Greetings from the ERC
Best wishes to all of our ringette families for a safe and happy holiday season!
2018 Wood Tournament
U14AA – U16AA – U19AA
November 23-25, 2018
Terwillegar Arenas, Edmonton
Click here to access schedule and online program
It’s BACK! Attention Edmonton Ringette U12 Players and Parents!!!
The Edmonton Ringette Club and Edmonton Ringette are proud to co-host the Edmonton U12 Development Program. Click here for details.
The 2018 Gayle Shaw Memorial Fun Day was a great success again. It was a fun day of ringette an showcasing our great sport with an inter-squad game with the U16AA’s and U19AA’s. The game ended in an 11-11 tie! More importantly, $8104 was raised for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Thank you all for your support of this great cause.
The ERC would like to congratulate those athletes selected for Team Alberta for the Canada Winter Games to be held in Red Deer in February 2019. In particular, congratulations to the following former and current ERC athletes: Kaley Bilyk, Ali Keylor, Nicole Pelletier, Megan Riou, Torrie Shennan and Katie Zipp.
Edmonton Elite U19AA won the U19AA team sportsmanship award at the Calgary Ring-It-On Tournament September 28-30, 2018.
2018/19 ERC teams announced
Congratulations to our new and returning AA athletes! We wish you all a great season. See ERC Teams
2018 Wood Tournament Teams Announced
Teams accepted to the 2018 Wood Tournament are now confirmed. Click on the following link for details. Wood Tournament
2018/19 ERC Coaches
The Edmonton Ringette Club is pleased to announce the 2018-19 coaches for U14AA, U16AA, U19AA and WAM!
U14AA – Head coaches Danny and Lizzie Burrell; Assistant Coach/Trainer Joslyn Vavrek
U16AA – Head coach Jen Krochak; Assistant coaches Sue Fuller, Hannah Schulte, Caleigh Shaw, Jay Ladd, Mickey Laforge
U19AA – Head coach Kelly Keylor; Assistant coaches Kevin Harrison, Brienne Patton Harper, Erica Lee, Christopher Kearney
WAM! – Head coach Greg Kuczkowski; Assistant coach Martin Gautier
The ERC greatly appreciates the time and hard work that these coaches are willing to dedicate to our athletes and families. Thank you to the coaches for volunteering to be coaches this coming season.
CONGRATULATIONS! Torrie Shennan, Megan Riou, Nicole Pelletier, Kaley Bilyk, Ali Keylor, Katie Zipp and Justine Kearney for being invited to the next round of tryouts for Team Alberta for Canada Winter Games and to Team Alberta for winning Gold at the Coast 2 Coast Tournament in Nova Scotia.
La Relève 2018 – U17 National Development Program
ERC athlete Adrianna Gawryluk attended La Releve U17 National Development Camp in Blainville, Quebec July 27-29, 2018. La Releve is the Ringette Canada high performance camp for those players graduating U16AA. Players are invited to attend based on a combination of coach’s recommendation and scouting reports from CRCs. Watch for this camp again next year!
CONGRATULATIONS to ERC players chosen in the NRL Draft for both WAM and RUSH!
Nicole Pelletier, Katie Zipp and Megan Riou
WAM! Takes Silver
Edmonton WAM! achieved Silver at the 2018 Canadian Ringette Championships.
Congratulations also to Lindsay Brown and Brea Beck who were named to the NRL All-Star team and to Nicole Pelletier who was named to the U19 All-Star team!
Zone 6 Edmonton Team Takes Gold
at Alberta Winter Games
Congratulations to the Zone 6 players and coaches for winning GOLD. The team swept through the competition undefeated.
Gayle Shaw Memorial ERC Fun Day
Congratulations to our six ringette teams for collecting another record total of over $13,300!
2017-18 Season Tournament Results
Elite U19AA – Gold
Elite U19AA – Silver
2016-17 Season Tournament Results
2015-16 Season Tournament Results
ERC Coaches & Staff Concussion Seminar Powerpoint
presented by Dr. Warren Thirsk
The ERC is an affiliate member of Club Excellence; working on full certification with many other Alberta ringette associations.