2014 WCC in Stockholm cancelled2014-04-23 08:00
It is with great disappointment that the International Ringette Federation is required to announce that the 2014 World Club Championships shall be cancelled. Due to financial constraint and lack of commitment from Canada’s National Ringette League members, it is unfortunate that the hosting of the IRF’s 3rd World Club Championship will not take place in Sweden 2014. It is the hope of the IRF that this event will return to World stage on the ice in 2016.
Despite of the cancellation of the WCC of senior teams, the Ringette Festival for age groups U10, U12 and U14 will be arranged in Stockholm. Invitation to the Ringette Festival:
We will arrange the Ringette Festival for younger teams (girls born 02-97, i. e. U10, U12 and U14 with possibilities for dispensation for older players – the final division will be made after registration). In addition to Finnish, American and Canadian teams for the festival we will be happy to invite Slovak, Russian and French teams. The Ringette Festival will be held in Sollentuna and Kista, north of Stockholm. We would also like to welcome everyone to a “New Year 2015 get- together” for all participants. The party is taking place December 31st at Scandic Star in Sollentuna.
550 CAD (350 €) per team for the festival. Please note that meals and accommodation are not included in the fee, it’s for registration only. Food will be offered at several locations at and around the arena.
Team entry deadline: 31.5.2014
Tournament registration and marketing:
Swedish Ringette Association, Lisa Öhberg, +46 727060777, email@example.com
Sollentuna Hockey Club, Christina Walfridson, Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kista Hockey Club, Mikael Castanius, Mikael.Castanius@transportgruppen.se
Scandic Star Sollentuna, (http://www.scandichotels.com). Our partner, Scandic Hotels, offers special rates for all teams. Please email email@example.com for any questions and reservations. Please quote the code 31864851 for our special Ringette discount. Scandic is also offering a special discounted rate for families and supporters. For bookings go to www.scandichotels.com, and use the following promoting code in required field: WCC.
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World Club Championships have been held twice before: on 2008 in Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada and on 2011 in Turku Finland. Along with 2011 WCC the Ringette Festival was successfully arranged in Naantali. To WCC the attending teams have been top 2 or 3 teams from both Canadian and Finnish National leagues. On 2011 also a Swedish team attended the WCC.
On 2008 Cambridge Turbos won the WCC title, on 2011 winner was Lapinlahden Luistin -89.
Photo credit: Tourism Sault Ste Marie / Ringette Canada Photo credit: Jouni Valkeeniemi, Pakkalan Mediatalo