Resources for Parents


Ringette Equipment

The following is a list of the equipment a ringette player needs to wear while on the ice: 

  • CSA approved hockey helmet

  • Ringette face mask - the kind with the triangular openings - Leave all of the stickers on!

  • BNQ approved neck protector

  • Shoulder pads/Chest protector (The WRL highly recommends that every player wear shoulder pads)
  • Elbow pads

  • Protective (i.e. hockey) gloves

  • Girdle (hip/tailbone/genital protector)

  • Jill strap (if girdle is other than a ringette girdle)

  • Shin guards

  • Hockey/ringette skates (no picks)

  • Ringette pants

  • Ringette stick

  • Practice jersey

Equipment should be dried after each use. A small cloth should be part of each player’s bag for wiping skates and sticks should be carried so the playing end does not bang on the ground.

Sticks

Ringette sticks are made specifically for the sport.  The playing end of a Ringette stick consists of the lower one-third of the total length of the player's stick (goal stick excluded) as measured from the playing tip upwards towards the butt end.  The stick may be made of wood, plastic, or aluminum, and/or any other material approved by Ringette Canada.  The maximum length permitted for a player stick is measured by the distance from the ice to under the player’s armpit while standing straight on the ice in her skates.  Individual players may prefer a shorter stick.  The playing end of a player's stick must be free of tape.  If you would like to provide another handhold on the stick, it should be near the midpoint of the player’s stick.

Jewelry

Ringette Canada Official Rules prohibit players from wearing ANY jewelry, with the exception of Medic Alert bracelets.  It is 100% within the discretion of the On-ice Official to have players remove earrings, necklaces, bracelets, piercings, rings, watches, etc.  Parents should keep this rule in mind when considering what time of year to permit first piercings.

 

New and used equipment can be purchased at the following locations:

Pembina Source for Sports (New and used equipment) - 19-2077 Pembina Highway 

Play it Again Sports North (New and used equipment) - 1375 McPhillips St Unit 8

Play it Again Sports South (New and used equipment) - U-730 St Anne's Rd

Corydon Cycle & Sports (New equipment) - 755 Corydon Ave


SJRA Arenas

SJRA home games and practices can be at the following arenas:

Keith Bodley - 165 Sansome Ave

Allard - 80 Allard Ave

Sargent Park - 1111 Wall St

Canlan - 1871 Ellice Ave


Time commitment

Families should expect at least one practice a week at one of the SRJA arenas and one, sometimes two, games per weekend in and around the Winnipeg area.  The regular season usually begins the last weekend of October and ends in February.  WRL playoff championship weekend is usually early to mid March and Provincials Championship weekend the following week.  Home games will usually be played on Saturday or Sunday morning at Keith Bodley arena.

Most teams elect to participate in tournaments.  The number of tournaments entered is up to the team (parents) and the coach.  The location is also up to the team and the coach as some are out of town and may include an overnight stay in a hotel.  As a rough estimate, most teams will do 1-2 tournaments over the year.  The tournaments are a great opportunity for the team to bond, compete, and enjoy the sport of ringette. 

Ringette is a team sport and relies on all players to participate.  It is expected that players will attend all practices and games.


"A" Level 

The “A” level runs at U12, U14, U16 and U19 age levels.  Playing at the competitive level of “A” requires increased commitment, participation and dedication at all team events that include but not limited to; league games, tournaments, practices, dryland and/or team bonding.  For more information of what to expect on an "A" level team, please read "A" Level Commmitment & Expectations


Pre-season Camps

Pre-season camps are offered throughout Winnipeg to prepare the athletes for the upcoming season.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for information on upcoming camps.


Basic Rules of Ringette

The basic rules of ringette can be found on our What is Ringette? page.  


Governing Bodies

Ringette Canada

Ringette Canada is a national sport organization that governs, promotes, and leads the development of ringette.  You wil find many resources regarding rules of the game history of the game, player and coach development as well as many more links.

Ringette Manitoba

Ringette Manitoba (RMB) is the provincial level association that governs, leads development, promotes growth, strives for excellence and maximizes exposure of Ringette as a sport for life throughout Manitoba. 

Winnipeg Ringette League

The Winnipeg Ringette League (WRL) is a ringette league in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba in accordance to the rules of Ringette Manitoba and Ringette Canada.  WRL is focused on the delivery of ringette competition from U10 to Open.  SJRA is a member of the WRL.


Financial Assistance

If anyone requires financial aid for their child to participate in the St. James Ringette Association program, please be aware that there are programs available to remove the obstacles to kids participating in sports including JumpStartKidsport, and MMF Metis Youth.  

If you require assistance, please contact treasurer@stjamesringette.ca.  

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