Despite more positive news lately about downward trending Covid19 case numbers, plus the arrival of larger supplies of vaccines, much uncertainty remains about the summer of 2021. Will we be permitted to run our usual three August summer ringette camps in the greater Edmonton area? While we are hopeful of that, we frankly don’t know at present.
Whether we will be able to run our camps depends on Government of Alberta health guidelines, Ringette Alberta sanctioning and the availability of suitable facilities. All three of these factors are beyond our control.
Given that we have recently received a number of enquiries about our 2021 summer camps, we have decided to open registration at this point in time. It is important to understand that changes and modifications will likely be necessary to our usual summer camp program this year. Therefore, if you choose to register please keep that in mind. The safety of everyone involved with our summer camps will be our first and highest priority!
In the event the summer camp you register your child in is cancelled outright, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee you paid. If the camp goes ahead, and you choose to withdraw your child, then our standard cancellation policy applies. Details of this policy are shown on the camp registration form.
We anticipate having a number of Covid19 protocols in place at our camps. What exactly those may be will be clearly communicated to you prior to the start of camp. Presumably, things like a daily Covid19 attestation and mask wearing will be required. We appreciate there are different points of view about some aspects of Covid19, however, we reserve the right to remove any camper, or their family, from our camps if the Covid19 protocols we have in place are not being respected and followed. We will strictly adhere to any and all government Covid19 rules and guidelines, as well as, any pronouncements by Ringette Alberta.
We hope to host our 2021 Summer Ringette Skills Development Camps on the following dates and at the following locations:
August 9 - 13 at the Leduc Recreation Centre
August 16 - 20 at Servus Place in St. Albert
August 23 - 27 at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park
All camps are five full days in duration, 9 am - 4 pm, daily.
Summer Ringette Skills Development Camps are for U-10 through U-16 aged players. Each age group is limited to 30 participants (28 skaters & 2 goalies) to ensure a very favorable student/instructor ratio, which is the hallmark of our Summer Ringette camps.
It is important to note that Summer Ringette Skills Development Camps are not designed, nor intended, to be solely conditioning camps. While a high activity level is present in many areas of the camps, the main focus is to develop and improve ringette skills, as well as contribute to the overall development of the athlete.
The power skating component of the camps will be taught by Jim Fleming, who is an acknowledged expert with more than 30 years of power skating experience.
All other areas of the camps will be taught by members of the four time Canadian National Champion University Ringette Team. With an average of 15 years of playing experience, summer camp instructors are some of the most skilled university ringette players in Canada today and are equipped with a wealth of ringette knowledge that will undoubtedly improve any young player's ringette skills. As well, University Ringette players are great role models for your daughter, demonstrating first hand that excellence in athletics and academics can go hand in hand.
All University Ringette Team members are full time students at one of the following universities: MacEwan, Alberta, Concordia or NAIT. Ringette scholarships, totalling $50,000 annually, are available exclusively to members of the University Ringette Team as they pursue excellence in academics and ringette.
The University Ringette team's goalie will be on hand at the camps to work with any individuals wishing to receive goaltending instruction. Only 2 registrations per age group will be accepted for this specialized area.
Number of camp spots available as of March 19, 2021
U10 U12 U14/16
Leduc camp 23 17 Full
St. Albert camp 16 Full Full
Sherwood Park camp 17 Full Full
Ringette Skills Development Summer Camps are made possible through the financial and managerial support of the Friends of Ringette Society.