What is your team selection process?
Since the EGRT is a Ringette Calgary hosted tournament, all Calgary teams who apply by the posted deadline, will be accepted. An impartial, three person Team Selection Committee will be formed from the EGRT Hosting Committee, who, after reviewing the total number of accepted Calgary teams, and the total amount of available ice, will determine pool sizes. Of the remaining, open spots in each pool, half will be given to out of province teams and half will be given to out of town teams. This is determined by random draw.
Do you accept 'Golden Tickets' or reciprocal tournament acceptance?
No. We have over 100 Calgary (home) teams in this tournament so it is just not possible to allow every home team to do this.
Where are the arenas located where our games will be played?
Due to the large size of the EGRT, it is not possible to centralize our tournament games, therefore you may be required to drive to several different arenas across the City of Calgary. A detailed map is available on the “Map” page and in the online program.
Can you recommend a good hotel for our team?
Yes! We have several host hotels listed on our website. These hotels are not only sponsors of the EGRT, but they also understand what it takes to host a traveling team and have offered some great rates and amenities for you.
What time do games start on Friday?
Teams must be available to play their first tournament game at the following times (guideline only – subject to change):
AS, U10, U12 …………………. 7:00 AM Friday
U14, U16………………………….. 7:00 AM Friday
U19 AA…………………………….. 2:00 PM Friday
U19 (A&B)………………………… 2:00 PM Friday
When will the schedule be posted?
As you can imagine, with more than 350 games to schedule, it is a big job. Our Ice Scheduler works very hard to complete the game schedule as quickly as possible, and we will let you know when it is available.
Do we need to supply minor officials for our games?
All teams are required to supply minor officials:
- AS, U10S1, U10S2 HOME teams are required to supply a timekeeper for all games.
- ALL U10S3 teams are required to supply 2 minor officials for all games (timekeeper/scorekeeper/penalty box workers).
- U12, U14, U16, U19 AWAY teams are required to supply 2 minor officials (scorekeeper/penalty box worker) for ALL GAMES, except the gold medal final. Penalty box workers are still required for the gold medal final.
- U12, U14, U16, U19 HOME teams are required to supply 3 minor officials (shot clock operator/timekeeper/penalty box worker) for ALL GAMES, except the gold medal final. Penalty box workers are still required for the gold medal final.
- Timekeepers, scorekeepers and shot clock operators will be provided for all gold medal finals.
- Shot clocks will be available at all arenas.
A fine of $100.00 CASH may be levied against teams who fail to provide minor officials.
I am from a Calgary team. When will we hear about our volunteer shifts?
Our Director of Volunteers will be in touch with your team through our quadrant representatives. It takes hundreds of volunteers to successfully run the EGRT, therefore, scheduling them takes some time; we appreciate your patience while we work as diligently as we can.
Where is the 'Control Centre'?
You can find the Control Centre upstairs, off the lounge, at the Don Hartman NE Sportsplex (NESS) – just follow the signs! To see where NESS is located visit our ‘MAP’ page.
We just finished our last round robin, how do we know when we play next? Where are the scores posted?
We don’t post scores in any of our arenas, but we are very quick to post updates on our website.
Do you sell any souvenirs?
Yes! The Ringette Store has an amazing selection of t-shirts, hoodies, pants, toques, pajamas and more! They also have sticks, rings, skate guards and other great gift ideas for your favorite Ringette player. Check them out at the North East Sportsplex (address and map in the online program).
Can I get a tournament poster? What about a tournament pin?
Limited quantities of posters are available at every arena check in table for free – just ask. Pins are also available for a nominal cost of $2.
Can you recommend a good skate sharpener?
Please see our online program for a list of skate sharpeners
Do you live stream any of the games?
Unfortunately, due to location variability and cost, we are not able to live stream any of our games. We do update scores very quickly on our website however, so make sure to check back regularly.