What Is Ringette?

Ringette is an exciting, unique winter ice sport, played mainly by females but open to all and at all ages. Everyone gets to play on a team and everyone gets to play regardless of their skill or ability. Ringette is very inclusive.

Ringette, like basketball (but played on ice), is a non-contact sport. Players use a straight stick with a specially designed tip and a hollow rubber, blue ring. Ringette playing rules require players to pass the ring over each blue line in order to advance the play, creating excellent team participation.

Ringette is played across Canada from the Northwest Territories to Prince Edward Island. BC Ringette boasts local leagues and associations on Vancouver Island, throughout Lower Mainland, the Thompson-Okanagan and Northern BC. Internationally, Ringette is played in Finland, the United States, Sweden, France and the United Arab Emirates with teams being formed in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.


Team of the Week

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Fun & Friendships Happen on Ice!

  • Building strong, fit & confident girls
  • Start as young as 5 years old
  • Learn to skate
  • Non-contact sport with full protective equipment
  • A full hour filled with fast play
  • Maximum participation, a true team sport
  • Play recreationally or competitively
  • Become a skilled athlete
  • Travel! Play locally, provincially, nationally & even internationally
  • Any age & physical stage, from 5 – 95


Richmond Hill U12P - Teamwork Makes for an Incredible Season

The Richmond Hill U12P Ianni team has been riding an incredible season so far. With a total of 28 games played thus far the team has only had three losses. In three tournaments they have come home with a gold and two silver medals. Incredible team work and cohesiveness on and off the ice is what has contributed to their success. They work together as one team and celebrate each other and their accomplishments. The parents and coaching staff are ...Read More

Guelph U16AA and Central U16AA Working Together to collect socks for Guatemala

Many thanks to the Central U16AA team for their donations to the Guelph U16AA Christmas sock drive. The Guelph team is working towards collecting 200 pairs of socks this holiday season to take to Guatemala. They are also working in their community to raise funds to purchase a bunk bed for a family in need. Great to see the team and community spirit with both teams! Interested in helping the Guelph team? Please reach out to Tania to ask how ...Read More

Team of the week West Ottawa Vipers Provincial Blue

Our West Ottawa Vipers Provincial Blue team has had a phenomenal start to the season. they have gone undefeated for the entire first half of the season as well as through their first tournament in Oshawa where they captured the gold medal. The entire team of girls have amazing chemistry together and are a very tenacious team on the ice, making them a force to be reckoned with. They have now been moved up for league games to the U14 ...Read More

Local Ringette Players Heading to Worlds!

Erin Markle remembers trips with her mother Sheri watching world ringette championships. Now she's about to play in one. "It's a dream come true," Markle said. "It's crazy now that it's me." But it's a natural progression, given their pedigree, for Markle and three other local National Ringette League players who echo Markle's sentiments and will represent Canada as members of the national junior team at the world championships Nov. 27-Dec. 3 at Mississauga's Hershey Centre. Markle, a centre for ...Read More