Variance Policy

To assist Ringette Alberta with remaining nimble and being able to respond to changing situations due to COVID-19, a Variance Policy was approved by the Ringette Alberta Board of Directors on September 9.  

A draft of this policy was circulated to all local ringette association Directors (for whom we had contact information) in August for their feedback.  With that communication, a similar policy that can be customized for local association use was provided. If your association requires this template, please contact

This policy helps Ringette Alberta avoid having to consider every possible scenario where existing policy may become a roadblock to effective operation of our sport this season and also helps to avoid re-writing all those policies only to have to change them back again once we are through the pandemic and normalcy returns. 

The Variance Policy, and all other Ringette Alberta policies, can be viewed on the Bylaws and Policies Page.

Return To Ringette Update – July 24th

Return to Ringette Update – July 24th

We hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer.  Ringette season is not far off and Ringette Alberta’s supplement to Ringette Canada’s National Direction for Return to Ringette will be released shortly.

This document will answer the questions you have about how ringette will comply with the directives from Alberta Health with the health and safety of all participants as the number 1 priority.

The 2020-21 season will not look typical, as is the case for all sports, however we can assure you that competition will be permitted, albeit with restrictions.

In the meantime, there is some information already posted on the Return to Ringette section of the Ringette Alberta website for review.

Members wishing to operate camps in August will be permitted to do so.  Sanctioning will be required, as usual, however the application process will be modified to accommodate Alberta Health Services Guidelines.

Ringette Alberta appreciates the tremendous patience and understanding of all Members and Participants since the cancellation of the 2019-20 season and look forward to this continuing as we work together to make the return to ringette a success.