In an effort to have consistency across the country, Ringette Alberta announced that teams in Alberta would follow the new guidelines set out by Ringette Canada. This meant that our rep teams (formerly "A") would now be called "AA", and our former "B" teams would be considered "A", and former "C" teams would become "B" level.
The University of Calgary held a Ringette School from July 31 - August 6.
There was also advanced school from August 21-28, and a Bunny program from August 21-28
There were 762 players registered with Ringette Calgary, a total of 58 Registered teams.
- The U of C included Ringette as both an activity course and an intramural sport.
151 girls registered for "AA" tryouts.
The Ringette Calgary casino was held October 9-10, 1989.
Ringette Calgary set up a RINGETTE SCHOLARSHIP at the University of Calgary (to commence in the fall of 1989)
Ringette Alberta's Provincial Entry Fees were $250.
Ringette Calgary purchased a set of Gym Ringette sticks ($245 for 35 sticks & $135 for 3 sets of rings)
Effective September 1988 new coaching requirements were introduced to receive certification for full Level 1, Level II and Level III.
- The first Level 3 Technical Coaching course was held in August of 1989.
- NCCP Requirements for coaching changed - it was no longer possible to obtain practical certification by simply acting as a coach or assistant coach. The new requirements meant that practise plans had to be submitted, and the coach had to be evaluated.
- The World Team (AAA) Tryouts were held in Calgary on May 6th
- "RINGETTE" gained a berth into the Canadian Encyclopedia and into the World Book Encyclopedia.
- The Canadian Ringette Championships were held in Fredericton, NB.
Calgary began preparation for hosting the 1990 Canadian Ringette Championships. Bob Thompson headed a committee which originally included: Bonnie Schmidt, Ingrid Biegen, Gerry Preuter, Linda Grusie, Diana Potter, Laura Webb, and Erik Laerz
|VP Administration||Bob Thompson|
|VP Technical||Karl Revenko|
|Ringette Alberta Rep||Frances Willis|
|Tournament Director||Laura Webb|
|League Directors||Dieter Marshall
|League Co-ordinator||Helen Graham|
|Publicity Director||John Mitchell|
|Ice & Scheduling||Ken Furlong|
|Officials Development||Jim Dielessen|
|Coaching Development||Colin Grusie|
|Legal Affairs||Jim Hubbard
|Ref Scheduler||Judy Stabbler|
Teams and Coaches
|Triwood (NW)||Karen Bergh|
|Bowness (NW)||Debbie Wilk|
|Triwood (NW)||Bonnie Schmidt|
|CNC (NW)||Mike Palmer|
|South Calgary||Howard Northcott
|South Calgary||Cal Johnson
|South Calgary||Ken Furlong|
|South Calgary||Brian Morency
|West Hillhurst||Stan MacCluskey|
City Champions 1988-89
|Petite A||NW Flyers|
|Petite B1||South Calgary|
|Petite B2||Hot Chili Peppers|
|Tween B||South Calgary|
|Junior A||Properties (Provincial Gold)|
|Belle A||Triwood Spuds (Provincial Gold)|
Calgary’s AA Rep Teams
Esso Golden Ring
The Esso Golden Ring Tournament was held January 20-22, 1989.
There were 57 teams in attendance, with the following champions:
|Novice A||Hussar Pandas|
|Petite AA||Edmonton Stingers|
|Petite A||Kilkenny Cougars|
|Tween AA||Saskatoon Saints|
|Tween A||Woodvale Warriors|
|Junior AA||Sherwood Park Jaguars|
|Junior A||Edmonton Caernarvon Devils|
|Belle A||Calgary Triwood Spuds|
|Deb AA||Calgary Debs|
|Deb A||Saskatoon Debs|
|Beth Thompson||Bob Thompson|
|Laura Webb||Ray Lee|
|Brian Donohue||Brian Hallamore|
|Jim Hubbard||John Mitchell|
|Colin Grusie||Jim Dielessen|