2022 Canadian Ringette Championships Set for Calgary
OTTAWA, ON (June 22, 2021) – Ringette Canada is delighted to announce that Ringette Calgary, in partnership with Tourism Calgary, will host the next Canadian Ringette Championships (CRC) from April 3-9, 2022.
“We are so excited to make this announcement,” said Natasha Johnston, Executive Director of Ringette Canada. “Having the CRC confirmed for Calgary next April will be a huge boost for so many ringette players, coaches and fans disappointed by the loss of both the 2020 and 2021 championships due to COVID-19. It’s a welcome reminder that there will be an end to the pandemic and that we can all look forward to being back together to celebrate our sport and our community.”
The 7-day event will be centered at Winsport and Seven Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre and will crown national champions in U16, U19 and National Ringette League divisions. Many of the details have yet to be confirmed and will be based on public health guidelines.
“This is such good news for our club, our city and the entire ringette community across Canada,” added Erin Ashley, host committee co-chair . “First and foremost, we’re committed to doing whatever is necessary to host a safe event. That likely means a scaled down version of what we’ve experienced in the past with fewer ceremonies and social events. But we know the competition will be outstanding and it’ll be wonderful to see our ringette family coming together for CRC!”
“Attracting this event to Calgary is a testament to our city’s strategic approach to event bidding and our tremendous local champions,” said Jeff Daniels, Executive Director, Sport, Culture & Major Events, Tourism Calgary. “The over 1,000 participants of the 2022 Canadian Ringette Championships will stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, and shop in our stores, generating a significant impact on our city’s $2 billion visitor economy.”
Johnston praised the flexibility, patience and commitment of event organizers who had qualified to host the 2021 event before plans were shelved by the onset of the global pandemic.
“Ringette Calgary and Tourism Calgary have already proven themselves to be amazing partners and we’re confident that the 2022 championships will be exceptional,” she added. Further information about CRC 2022 will be shared in September as more details are finalized.
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About Ringette Canada
Ringette is a Canadian invention, proud of its special designation as a Heritage Sport. There are currently more than 32,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada, with over 1,500 officials and nearly 8,000 coaches. A True Sport Champion, ringette is also a leader in the Sport for Life movement, activating Sport Canada’s Long Term Development model. For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada website at www.ringette.ca.
About Ringette Calgary
Ringette Calgary has seen tremendous growth in the city over the last 40+ years. What started with just three teams in 1977, the league has now grown to 106 teams with over 2,200 players. Calgary is home to the largest ringette tournament, Esso Golden Ring, which will be in its 35th year in 2021. Calgary also currently holds the first ringette-related Guinness World Record ever set in 2013 for “Most Players in a Ringette Exhibition Match”. In 1990 and 2004, Calgary hosted the Canadian Ringette Championships.
About Tourism Calgary
Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing and development organization for Calgary’s tourism industry. For more than 50 years, the organization’s primary purpose has been to promote Calgary and area as the destination of choice for travellers.
With a vision of making Calgary the ultimate host city, Tourism Calgary markets the city locally, nationally and internationally and advocates for its ongoing development as a destination. The organization hosts and attracts visitors and events and activates the city by fostering the growth of shareable, memorable experiences. Calgary’s tourism industry contributes approximately $2 billion in visitor spending by over 7.7 million visitors annually.
For more information about Tourism Calgary, please visit www.visitcalgary.com or follow @TourismCalgary on social channels.
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High Performance Director
Jeff Daniels, Executive Director, Sport, Culture & Major Events, Tourism Calgary