Check out the extensive Ringette Calgary History section of this website. You will find information, photos, and interesting facts – starting from our first season (1977).
Did you know:
- In July of 1978 “Calgary Ringette” joined “Ringette Alberta”
- Frances Willis organized the first Ringette School in Calgary in 1979
- Referees were strictly volunteers until 1984 when game fees were introduced ($4-$6)
- Ice cost $50 per hour in 1985
- Entry fees for teams attending Provincial Championships were $175 in 1986
- In 1986 a motion passed stating that only “TUBE TYPE” skates could be used to play ringette (no picks allowed)
- In 1987, “Calgary Ringette Association” was renamed to “Ringette Calgary Association”
- Rep teams prior to 1988 were called “A” teams – they became “AA” after Ringette Canada issued new guidelines.
- “RINGETTE” gained a berth into the Canadian Encyclopedia and into the World Book Encyclopedia in 1988
- Calgary Hosted the Canadian Ringette Championships in 1990 and 2004
- In 1996 Gordie Howe attended and participated in the Esso Golden Ring media game
- Shot Clocks were used in the Junior AA, Belle AA and Open AA provincial championships for the first time in 2001
- 2004-05 was the first season for The National Ringette League (NRL)
Anyone with additional information or photos, please submit them to the webmaster.