Canadian ringette
Canadian ringette
Canadian ringette
Canadian ringette
Canadian ringette
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About University Ringette

Little more than 20 years ago the idea that ringette had a place in Canadian post secondary institutions was not a topic under consideration. The idea, however, first became a reality in the province of Manitoba with ringette teams starting up in the late 1990’s at the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, as well as St. Boniface College.

From the seeds planted in Manitoba the University Ringette tree soon took root in Alberta followed by Ontario, BC and the Maritimes a few years later. Today, more than 2 dozen universities host a ringette team in Canada. Some teams are competitive in nature while some are less so.

What is Ringette

Ringette is a Canadian game that was first introduced in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario. Developed originally for girls, ringette is a fast-paced team sport on ice in which players use a straight stick to pass, carry, and shoot a rubber ring to score goals.

For ten years, play centered in Ontario and Quebec, however the sport quickly spread across Canada and is now played in all ten provinces and the Northwest Territories.

In fact, the sport has become one of Canada’s favorite activities for females, with over 50,000 participants, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers across Canada. A remarkable growth rate for such a young sport.

More than 7,000 certified ringette coaches are registered in the National Coaching Certification Program and 1,724 registered referees trained under Ringette Canada’s National Officiating Program. In addition, there are thousands of volunteers who administer clubs, leagues and tournaments across Canada.

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