Before you're able to get started this year, you must be registered. It is your responsibility to make sure that you either fill out the paperwork and mail it in with payment or give it to your local association Referee in Chief. Information and details can be found on the ORA website under “officiating”.
A reminder to those of you who are 18 or older, you must have a valid Police Records Check done early in the season and mailed to the ORA for confirmation (police Record checks are only valid for 3 years). Without the PRC, you run the risk of not being eligible for Provincials or Regionals.
Clinic information is available on this site. The clinics are now found on the Ringette Canada website. You MUST go to www.officiatingringette.ca create a profile and then sign up for your preferred clinic.
Ringette Canada guidelines for officials taking the Level 2/3 clinics read as follows:
The minimum age for an official to attend a Level 2/3 clinic is 16 years of age as of December 31 of that playing season. The official must have also attended a Level 1 clinic a minimum of two playing seasons prior to the current playing season. Note: Any officials that attended a Level 2/3 clinic prior to the 2006 season that are underage will retain their current level and may continue to be evaluated to Level 2 or Level 3 accordingly, and will not be required to attend another Level 2/3 clinic when they reach the age of 16.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you on the ice this year, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need some help.
Have a fantastic season!
Western Region Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org