About us

Founder / head instructor

Susan Foster is a certified CSI, CI, CI Gradation and MED Ringette Coach with more than thirty years of coaching and power skating instruction experience. Susan has coached ringette with the Bow View Association, the Calgary AA Association and with the Calgary RATH of the NRL. Winning gold as a player at the 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001 National Ringette Championships and 1992 World Ringette Championships, Susan added to these accomplishments by winning gold as a coach with the Calgary RATH of the NRL at the 2019 National Ringette Championships in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For over thirty years, Susan has been an instructor for several Minor Hockey and Ringette Associations, hockey and ringette schools and skating clinics throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Susan Foster - Ringette Instructor


Welcome to 49 North, where we are dedicated to offering an unparalleled ringette experience for every participant. At 49 North, our commitment lies in providing a distinctive approach to the sport, one that places a strong emphasis on delivering full-time, sport-specific instruction at an exceptional value. Our mission is clear: to offer a challenging, progressive, creative, and enjoyable instructional program that empowers each player to realize their full potential.


The foundation of our approach is grounded in four key value areas:

  • Inclusivity
  • Personal Growth
  • Sportsmanship
  • Fun and Enjoyment