There are more than two dozen Canadian University's that have established Ringette programs, and four of those are in Alberta! Most University teams compete in the Open-A division and also compete in the nation-wide University Challenge Cup.
The University of Alberta has had a team for many years. It is one of the most prestigious Ringette programs in the country and has won the University Challenge Cup on multiple occasions. The program has one of the stronger scholarship programs out there for Ringette players, making $50,000 available to Ringette players each year.
The University of Lethbridge is a popular destination for many Medicine Hat students. It's the closest University to the Hat and offers a wide array of quality programming. It also has a pretty fantastic Ringette team in the Pronghorns! It's not uncommon to find some former MHRA players on the roster.
The UofC draws students from all over Canada but is an especially popular destination for students in Southern Alberta. They boast a good Dino's Ringette program, as well, sometimes featuring former MHRA players.
Mount Royal has only had a Ringette team for a couple of years, but it's great to see the sport expanding to new schools! Perhaps an MHRA player will be the among the first to lift the University Challenge Cup on behalf of the MRU Cougars?
Out of Province Options
Ontario is a hotbed of University Ringette. Ontario teams are located at:
Outside of Ontatio, BC's Simon Fraser University, Quebec's Sherbrooke University, and Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University all have Ringette teams, as do Manitoba's University's of Manitoba and Winnipeg, and St. Boniface College.