Become an Official
Officiating for the 2022-2023 season
Becoming an Official is a rewarding and challenging experience. Officials have the opportunity to develop key skills and give back to the sport.
Edmonton Ringette has a selection process in place which includes an online application and an interview. Those accepted as Officials for the season will take a one-day clinic through Ringette Alberta and Ringette Canada. On-ice training will include mentoring and evaluations once the season begins.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding officiating, please contact our Director of Officials Kim Patten, at email@example.com
Applications for the 2022-2023 season are being accepted now. The online application can be found here: https://forms.gle/qa96C82UhFb8oeEE9
Please do not register for a level one clinic through Ringette Canada until you have been hired as a new official.
What to expect as an Official:
- Great pay starting at $25/game
- Keep in shape
- Meet new friends and work as a team
- Give something back to the game
- Have FUN!
Expectations of New Officials:
- Minimum 14 years of age when they attend the Officials Clinic (as per Ringette Alberta Policy 11.4.1 Age: New officials must be a minimum of 14 years of age when they attend their first clinic).
- Willing to commit to a minimum of one game per week (4/month, 20/year)
- Required items include skates, a black CSA-certified helmet, finger whistle, black pants, and an Officials jersey
- Willing to officiate 2-4 games at the Edmonton Silver Ring tournament scheduled around your own games
- Outgoing, not afraid to blow your whistle! Willing to call penalties
- Excited to become an Official with Edmonton Ringette!!
Referee Training Program:
- Complete an online learning module and attend a half-day clinic which includes 1 hour of on-ice instruction
- Receive at least 3 “mentored” games, which include a Level 2 or higher ref on the ice with you (3 Officials on the ice)
- Receive at least 1 evaluation per season
- New Officials are given a casebook and are expected to read it and learn the rules (it takes years to learn all the rules, but the casebook is a good start!)
- Review resources on the website on how to complete a game sheet and operate a shot clock
- Attend adhoc meetings
- Attended "refresher" clinics every rule change year