By Jensen, Randy on November 14, 2019.
The Lethbridge Ringette Association (LRA) Chinook Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday featuring 42 teams from across Western Canada competing in 10 divisions including U10 (A,B,C), U12B, U12C, U14B, U16B, U19A and the Open A and C division (19+).
The tournament is expected to draw more than 1,000 players, coaches and visitors to Lethbridge.
Tournament action will take place at the ATB Centre, Labour Club Ice Centre and Logan Boulet Arena, with the gold medal games taking place at the ATB Centre.
“This is one of the single largest amateur sporting events to come to our city,” said PJ Lynch, president of the Lethbridge Ringette Association. “Ringette in our city continues to grow, giving children of all ages a chance to enjoy the sport in a fun atmosphere.
“It wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors and tremendous volunteers that put in such an incredible amount of time to make this happen. We encourage everyone to come check out this fast growing and exciting sport.”
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ont., by the late Sam Jacks. There are more than 31,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada, with over 1,500 officials and nearly 8,000 coaches.
Internationally, ringette is played in more than a half a dozen other countries around the world. It has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement.
For more information, refer to the Ringette Canada website at http://www.ringette.ca.