Interested In Becoming An Official?
The first step is to contact your local association Referee-in-Chief and let them know you are interested!
From there, you will need to take a Level 1 officiating clinic. Please refer to the “Clinics” section for more information.
The Level 1 officiating clinic is designed to educate the new official in the basic techniques of officiating. The clinic material is covered in approximately six (6) hours, plus one (1) hour of ice time to test attendees on the required skating skills.
Topics covered include:
- Qualification and pre-game duties
- Positioning and on-ice mechanics
- Violations and rules
- Body contact principles
- Skating skills assessment
The clinic is wrapped up with a Level 1 quiz, with a 50% pass required to certify. Ringette Canada crests, rulebooks, casebooks and other helpful material can be purchased at the clinic.
Required items include skates, black CSA certified helmet, whistle, black pants and an officials jersey.
When you complete the clinic, it is up to you to contact your local Referee-in-Chief, complete a registration form and get on the ice! Good luck and have fun!