Become an Official


Officiating for the 2023-2024 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 open@edmontonringette.com

 

 

Applications for the 2023-2024 season are being accepted Please fill out the form here

Please do not register for a level one clinic through Ringette Canada until you have been officially 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 Level 1 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). 
    • 13 year olds can apply, more information will be available for Ringette Alberta's New "First Stripes" Program.  
    • 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
 

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