Winnipeg Wins Bid to Host 2018 Canada Ringette Championship
29 Oct, 2015
Winnipeg is once again set to welcome the finest female Ringette players from across Canada. The National Championship will consist of approximately 40 teams from across Canada, competing in three age groups, U16 (14 & 15 years), U19 (16, 17 and 18 years), and NRL (19+ years).
"This is an exciting time for our ringette community in Manitoba, with our committed leaders and volunteers we are ready to host the 2018 CRC's in Winnipeg. Jocelyn MacLeod, Manitoba Ringette Association's Director of Games and Tournaments and member of the 2018 Bid Committee. "Be prepared to be amazed at the skill, the speed and the spirit of these top Ringette players."
Winnipeg is no stranger to hosting this event, having staged the very first national competition in 1979, and again in 1988, 1995 and 2005. With tremendous support from Tourism Winnipeg, Winnipeg was selected and awarded the event over bids from Mississauga, Sault Ste. Marie, Burnaby and Ottawa. The Championships, scheduled from April 7-14, 2018 will see the majority of games played at the MTS Iceplex, and Seven Oaks Arena.
"The bid by the Winnipeg hosting committee was solid, factored in little details that set them apart from the other bids presented and ensures concrete legacy plans that will benefit the sport in the area moving forward,” said Frances Losier, Ringette Canada's Director of High Performance and Events. "We look forward to working with this group to deliver an outstanding event in 2018."
Last year, Manitoba won Gold at the U16 level and was competitive at U19. This year’s National competition will be held in London, Ontario and the 2017 event will be held in Leduc, Alberta
For more information on the 2018 Canadian Ringette Championships, including volunteer opportunities and event sponsorship, contact the Manitoba Ringette Association at 204-925-5712 or firstname.lastname@example.org