2022-2023 Clinic Information

**The 2019-2021 Rulebook has been extended to the end of 2023, and is considered as the current Rulebook. This season is NOT a Rule-change season, that is scheduled for fall 2023.

NEW OFFICIALS

Want to become an official? Read through for some of the main points that you might need to know!

1) Contact your association! Some associations have application processes that you need to consider. At the very least, your association needs to know that you want to ref, as they need to plan their intake (too many new refs, and no one gets games, too few and there is burnout). And the last consideration, if you want to be assigned games, your assignor needs to know you are a ref! **If you are unsure of who to contact in your association, please contact Lauren.

2) Head over to www.officiatingringette.ca and register as an official. This website is your main profile page for Ringette Canada, and is where you can access ALL things clinics. Please create a profile. 

**There is a new level 1 program about to be released, so please note that if you start the old one, you will still need to complete the new one. Currently, the old version is up while the new version is in translation. That information is still relevant, just the delivery is changing. 

3) Clinics will start up in September and continue on into November, with the majority of clinics attempting to be completed before or JUST after leagues are starting, and then a few later options for all those busy people out there! More information on those clinics will come out as I get them in the mid to late August.

4) Alberta hosts it’s Level 1 clinics in person, as there is a mandatory ice portion (in AB). You will receive a reminder of all the things that you will need for your clinic a few days before. In class – bring notepad and pencil, as well as any snacks or water you need. On-ice – wear comfortable attire, bring your skates and a helmet WITH the playing mask removed (you need to blow a whistle), a whistle(!) – handheld (ACME and FOXNHL are versions that sound better, Fox40 is a weird sound and should be avoided).

EXISTING OFFICIALS

2022 is NOT a rule-change season, and the 2019-2021 rulebook is still in effect. 

In the fall, assignors will be asked to help identify officials that are ready for the 2/3 clinics as well as Community Evaluator clinic/s. Both of these clinics are getting a revamp as well, and more information is needed to plan, and should have more concrete details by the mid/end of August. If you are interested in either, please reach out to your ASSIGNOR. 

In order to take the 2/3 clinic, you MUST be 16 years of age, and at least 2-3 seasons of consistent and regular officiating. Please be aware that this is important, as a lot of the discussions and topics in this clinic require exposure to games on a regular bases. 

2023 is expected to be a rule change year, where all officials will have to take a clinic (in-person and online options WILL be available).

*** Clinics will be posted on www.officiatingringette.ca as soon as they are scheduled, please expect some dates announced near the end of August, with early September as the standard.