Ringette Canada announces Julie Blanchette as the new Head Coach of the Senior National Team
Ringette Canada is pleased to announce that Julie Blanchette has been named as the Head Coach for the 2023 Senior National Team.
Julie brings a wealth of experience to the role of Head Coach. A former member of Team Canada, Julie played with the National Team for a total of 9 years: from 2004-2007 and again from 2010-2016. Julie also participated with team Canada in the World Ringette Championships in 2004, 2007, 2010 and finally in 2016. Julie has represented Quebec at a whopping 25 Canadian Ringette Championships winning 3 bronze medals and 3 silver medals. In 2005, Julie took her ringette career overseas to play in the Finnish National League,Turun Ringet SM in Turku, Finland. Julie has also been playing in the top tier in Canada, the National Ringette League, with the Montreal Mission for the past 15 seasons.
Julie also has extensive coaching experience. Julie has a Level 4 certification (Advanced Diploma in Coaching) and has coached both U16 and U19 AA teams from 2000-2019. Julie has also been theTeam Canada U19 East 2009 Assistant Coach in Prague, Czech Republic. She was an assistant coach when Quebec won the bronze medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. Julie has previously been involved with Team Canada in 2013 and again in 2022 as an Assistant Coach.Julie is also the Head Coach for LSL Sport-Etudes 2022-2023. Julie is also the owner and head coach of ‘Ringuette Performance’
‘This is a great time for Ringette in Canada,’ says Shelley Coolidge, Ringette Canada’s Director of Sport. ‘Ringette Canada is fortunate to work with Julie, who brings National Team Coaching and playing experience to lead the senior national team program into the 2025 World Championships. As an alumni of the program, Julie is always so humble to credit the experience and expertise from the coaches and athletes she has had the privilege of working with so far. She is able to harness that knowledge and use it to shape and hone her own vision as she moves forward.’