To all potential CORA Calgary Classic participants,
We are so happy to finally bring you our 10th Anniversary tournament in January 2023!
The last few years have been trying for everyone. However, the Alberta adult ringette program
returned stronger than ever with more Open level teams registering than ever before. It’s incredible
to see so many players continuing their playing careers past the U19 level!
In an effort to attract a variety of teams from across Western Canada to this tournament, we are
changing our team selection process. Our objective is to offer tournament participants the
opportunity to play teams they would not normally see during their season. That is the fun part of
Registration for the 10th annual CORA Calgary Classic will open on October 21st and close on
November 30th. We are holding an ‘early bird’ draw for CORA League teams who enter prior to
November 11th, to be pre-selected to fill up to 50% of the spots available in each division’s 16 team (4
pools of 4 teams) format.
CORA League teams entered but not selected in the ‘early bird’ draw, will be included with all other
tournament applicants for a chance to be randomly drawn in the final draw for the remaining spots.
That final draw will be held after the November 30th application closing date. All applicants will be
notified of their position in the tournament by Tuesday December 6th at the latest.
We would love to expand the tournament to let every one of our applicants in, but the realities of the
lack of ice availability and the sheer number of Open level teams makes it impossible. That being said,
we are continuing to look at options to make this tournament bigger and better!
Thank you all for your continued support of this tournament. We couldn’t have made it where we are
today without you!
Eric Forst & Linda Shorter
CORA Calgary Classic Tournament Co-Chairs