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News: HRA Spirit Wear
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: 6 days ago

Hi all,

 

I realize that some of the spirit wear were missing specific embroidery or some sizing was an issue. In order to assist in repairing theses mishaps or ordering any additional items, The Hockey House (ask for Brad or Stu) located at 93 Bigwin Drive will have a dedicated Hamilton Heat Ringette team wear rack. This rack will include all the apparel styles & sizes c/w screening & embroidery to showcase exact location of embroidery/screening offered by the HRA. Order forms and fittings will be completed on site at the Hockey House. Each HRA team will have its own file folder on site to host specific player/parent order details. Once completed at the store I will be receiving a copy of the order form from the store and  I will be sharing the order information with the managers to collect the money.

 

Any individual orders that were not fulfilled correctly or missing embroidery will be at no charge.  

 

Thanks again for your help and understanding. Sorry for any inconveniences and please feel free to contact me with any questions

 

Thanks,

Brett

brivers@hiscoinc.com


News: Newsletter
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 @ 8:32 PM


    
 

Happy Holidays from the Hamilton Ringette Association

From the Desk of the President
I hope that all of you are enjoying the 2019/2020 Hamilton Heat season so far.  As most of your know this is the 50th year of the HRA and a lot of new and exciting things are happening.  We held our first official Opening Day with Paris; it was a great day, well received by all!  Thanks to Karen Manns for organizing the day and to all the volunteers who gave their time to make it run smoothly.  This is the first official edition of "The Ignitor", to keep you all up to date on the happenings of the HRA. I will be accepting topics or articles to add to the newsletter from anyone who wishes to contribute to future editions.  We also held our first Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser which was also a massive success, in large part to the volunteers that put in diligently to make it happen.  There are still more exciting things to come, keep an eye on the website to find out!

I would like to wish you and all of your families a Fun, Safe Holiday Season and a Very Merry Christmas!

Holiday Cheers,
Andy

Schedule
We are just waiting on final confirmation from the SRA and the second half schedule should be live by the start of next week.  We appologize for the delay; there were issue out of our control during the creation on the second half schedule.
Powerskating
The second half powerskating program registration is now open!!  We are pleased to offer two sessions to allow for more access in all age groups U10 and up.  N'ice Stix will continue to provide a high skilled, fast paced program, to help drive all of our kids forward in their development.

Register for Powerskating
Learn to Skate / U8
Our learn to skate program is growing every year, and it looks like we have another great crop of future ringette stars!  It is amazing to see the strides this group is making weekly.  The U8 group will be playing more games in the second half as they move towards the transition into regional play next season.
Picture Day
Picture day this year is scheduled for Wednesday January 22, 2020.  More details on schedule will be emailed out to you soon.  Keep an eye out for the details.

Spaghetti Dinner
The first ever HRA spaghetti dinner was a huge success!  It was a fun filled evening with lots of food, prizes, and Live music by the Orangemen.  Thanks to the hard work of Brett Rivers and his dedicated group of volunteer helpers the association was able to raise in excess if $6500 to help offset the costs of providing the many great programs the HRA offers your children.
CONGRATULATIONS U12 PARKER!
The U12 team coached by Stephanie Parker made their way into the Western Region and dominated the tournament held in Mitchell.  The girls ran the table in the tournament with tenacious defense and hard pressing offense.  The goalie, Kayla Benyak, led the tournament in GAA and posted back to back shut outs to start the tournament.  Ella Mous led the tournament in goals and points scored and every player contributed to the scoreboard in almost every game.  Great Job Team!
SKATE - A - THON
This years' skate-a-thon will be held Monday February 10 from 6-8pm at Bill Friday(Lawfield) Arena.  Forms and information will be handed out soon.  This is always a great fundraiser for the kids and a great time to get all the players in the HRA on the ice together.
Spirit wear orders
Spirit wear orders are in; please contact your team managers to get your orders.  Anyone who wishes to order additional apparel please contact your team manager for information.  Our new order of pants has arrived for anyone looking to upgrade or needs a larger size.
Coaching Survey First Half

News: Winter Power Skating
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 @ 7:12 PM

The Hamilton Ringette Association is pleased to offer our Winter Skating Skills Program. Our Skating Skills Program will provide players with additional ice time to focus on proper technique, form, speed and skill. Players will receive instruction with respect to all skating skills including backward skating, tight glide turns, forward and backward crossovers, lateral movement, pivots, acceleration and agility.

Cost:  Junior $150 per player for all 10 sessions

           Senior $200 per player for all 10 sessions
 
Pre-Registration is Required 


Schedule – all sessions to be held at Bill Friday (Lawfield) Arena starting Monday Jan 6, 2020. Juniors from 6-7pm. Seniors from 7-8pm.

Head Instructor:  Nick Rotundi


Nick has been teaching hockey players of all ages around Southern Ontario for over eleven years, from House League level to Elite AAA, OHL and even the National Hockey Leauge. Nick’s coaching experience with several teams and organizations across Ontario makes him a well-rounded instructor with vast knowledge and expertise, and as such he continues to provide a highly sought-after, unique approach to hockey development theories.  Nick currently coaches the Senior AAA Hamilton Steelhawks as well as the Men’s Hockey program at Redeemer College. He Also leads our LTS program



SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY
 
We are accepting registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. HRA reserves the right to cancel sessions due to low registration numbers. In order to create groups of similar ability, Hamilton Ringette also reserves the right to modify leading up to and during the Program.

For further information or if you have any questions please contact the Registrar, Jon Ahrens at registrar@hamiltonringette.ca



Online Registration: CLICK Here for Online REGISTRATION?


News: Team Apparel Update
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 @ 9:36 PM

Hi all,

Everyone’s apparel will be completed and ready to be picked up on the 18th. I will be meeting with the managers at the rink that evening as we have a board meeting and a coach’s clinic.   Please arrange personal pick up times with your team manager for your individual items. Each player, mom/dad/grandparents items will all be bagged and tagged accordingly together for easy distribution.

 

Thanks and talk soon,

 

Brett


News: Dec 1st Inch Park Arena is still open
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2019 @ 1:46 PM

The Inch Park Arena is open this afternoon and all programs will be running.

Please use caution and your own judgement in regards to driving to the arena.

 

Thanks


News: Unclaimed Raffle Prizes
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 @ 6:15 AM

Hi all,

 

Thanks again to everyone that attended along with the volunteers for the fundraiser on Saturday night at the End Zone. It was a huge success and we raised some serious dollars for our HRA sons & daughters, ringette players and some pretty amazing young women! More to come on the final tally and the fantastic donators of prizes for the event.

 

There are 3 raffle prizes from the Spaghetti fundraiser that were not claimed. The winning ticket numbers and prizes are listed below:

 

1.       Beer Basket -- ticket #013036

2.       Mystery Bag – ticket #012171

3.       Bellini/Wine Expo tickets – ticket#012951

 

Please feel free to email me if you’ve won and forgot to claim the prize.

 

Thanks again,

Brett


News: HRA Spirit Wear
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 @ 5:41 PM

Hi all,

 

Last evening at the board meeting the HRA has chosen the color Black to be used for all outer wear items (Winter jackets and warm up suits) to keep all the HRA teams standardized looking.  All additional items (hoodies, dri-fit shirts, toques etc.) can be purchased in the multiple colours as always.

 

All the managers are aware of this and have your teams order forms. Please adjust any orders with them this week.

 

Thanks,

Brett


News: Teamwear Update
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2019 @ 5:49 AM

Team wear Update:

 

Please note the following details to answer a few questions that have come up over the past few days:

 

1.       All current order forms will be in the hands of the coaches/managers by Monday of this week. They will also be given additional order forms. Pricing sheets will also be with them. Any changes required can be done with them. These changes and additions need to completed and back in my hands by the end of the day on November 10th. Order is being placed on November 11th.

2.       Managers will be collecting all the money from players and parents for all team-wear orders. Cash and cheques are accepted. Cheques are to be made out to the HRA. Payments are to be made by the end of November please.

3.       I will forward managers a spreadsheet for each team which includes all players & parents items with total amounts owed to make the payment collections easier.

4.       It’s been brought to my attention that colours for apparel items is a larger issue than I anticipated. Please note the below details or updates on colours for each item and please make any order changes required:

Ø  Warm Up Suits – Black or Navy

Ø  Hoodies (Cotton or Dri-Fit) – Red, Black, Navy, Grey

Ø  Cotton T’s - Red, Black, Navy, Grey, Royal Blue

Ø  Dri-Fit (long sleeve/short sleeve) -- Red, Black, Navy

Ø  Toques – Red, Black, Navy

Ø  Hats (snap back & fullback) – Red, Black, Navy

Ø  Winter CX2 Jackets – Black or Navy

 

All the HRA team-wear will be available online soon to make the item selections and purchases easier for everyone. I will inform everyone when this is launched.


News: HRA Spirit Wear
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019

HRA Spirit Wear/Apparel Fitting Days

 

 

Hi all,

 

We’re hosting spirit wear/apparel fitting days for the  Hamilton Ringette Association this weekend for all teams. This will be for items such as Dri-Fit shirts, hoodies, winter jackets, hats, practice jerseys, toques etc. Please see below the times associated for each division and teams. These times will coincide with week-end games and practices scheduled. I will have Youth and Adult sizes for all items to try on. It will be hosted in the party room at Inch Park to allow for a larger venue and washrooms for fittings. Each player will get an order form to fill out for their child’s selections as well as any adults/parents choosing to purchase items. All parents will be responsible to initial all selections, sizes, costs for confirmation things are correct before the form is handed in.

 

Saturday 26th

U10 Robinson – 3:30pm to 4:30pm

U12 Wright – 4:30pm to 5:30pm

U12 Parker – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Sunday 27th

LTS/U8 – 3pm to 4pm

U12 Wright – 4 to 5 pm

U14 Sim 5pm to 6 pm

U16 Vriends 6 pm to 7pm

 

Of course if you can’t make it at your teams designated time slot or your team is not at Inch this weekend you can of course complete your fitting within the above time schedule at any point. That being said if we can keep the teams somewhat together it will go a long way to maintain structure.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me petite@hamiltonringette.ca 

 

Thanks Brett Rivers


News: HRA Fundraiser
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Tue Oct 8, 2019

Eat, Drink and Give!

 

Please join us for a great night out with co-workers, friends, family & teammates at our 1st Annual HRA Pasta fundraiser. The goal of this event is to have a fun night out with our ringette families, parents & coaches outside of the rink all while raising money to support the Hamilton Ringette Association. All proceeds raised are going directly to the HRA assisting in offsetting important programs such as: learn to skate, power skating, team apparel and much more. Tickets for the event have been provided to coaches and all board members.  

 

HRA Pasta Fundraiser

Ø  When: Saturday November 16th, 2019

Ø  Where: Endzone Bar & Grill (1305 Main St E., Hamilton)

Ø  Time:7PM Til Close (Doors open for event at 6:30pm)

Ø  Cost: $15.00 per ticket

Ø  What’s Included:

a)      Buffet Style Meal: 6 pastas,3 salads, 2 styles of breads

b)      Door prize draw ticket

c)       Raffle Prizes available: Leafs, Raptors, Sabres tickets etc.

d)      Live Music : Orangeman

 

How can I Help?

Ø  Buy tickets & attend

Ø  Assist in selling tickets to family & friends

Ø  Donate or assist in obtaining door & raffle prizes

 

If you have any questions or wish to assist please feel free to contact  Brett Rivers (U12 convener) at petite@hamiltonringette.ca or Melissa Noble at  hamiltonringette@yahoo.com

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