Children's Ringette (FUNdamentals)


The FUNdamentals program, also known as Children's Ringette, is a great way for kids under the age of 10 to learn the basics of ringette (skating, passing, shooting) while having fun on the ice! 

The program is broken down into three progressive categories based on skill/development level rather than age. Children move up the levels when they’re ready.

 

FUN 1:  for children (usually aged 4-7) with limited or no skating experience. These players learn to skate, stop, get up from falling position, and basic ringette skills (i.e., how to hold a stick and carry the ring). Games are cross or half ice with few rules

 

FUN 2:  For children (usually aged 6-8) who are learning to lengthen their skating stride, ready to learn more rules of ringette, further develop basic ringette skills. Games are half ice (mini ringette) with few rules.

 

FUN 3:  The children in this group (usually aged 8-9) have the core skating and ringette skills as well physical, social, and emotional readiness for competitive play. Games are full ice with most ringette rules enforced.

  

Practice Information

FUNdamentals practices are 50 minutes on Sundays at 3PM. 

Practices focus on a mix of skating and basic ringette skills. The skating portion is led by N’Ice Stix Hockey—a local company with decades of experience teaching power skating.

Game Information

Games for FUN1/2 normally start after January and usually include a one-day tournament called a FUNfest that may require travel outside of Hamilton.

Games for FUN3 are weekly starting in October with travel within Southern Ontario.

 

Equipment Requirements:  Full equipment must be worn by all participants and a detailed list can be found here.

We are pleased to offer equipment loaning for FUNdamentals players! 

Our Equipment Loan Program is intended for players registered in FUN1 and FUN2 or first year FUN3 players (subject to availability). 

With a $250 deposit, we provide your child with everything they need to play ringette except a helmet, neck guard, and skates. All participants will be required to sign a promissory contract and provide a $250 deposit (with a post-dated cheque) upon taking possession of the equipment. 

If equipment is returned in good, clean condition by the required date, the HRA will return or destroy your cheque. If the equipment is not returned, or returned damaged, the HRA will cash the cheque and deduct the cost of any damaged or missing equipment and rebate the difference.

 

Parent responsibilities

  • You are to remain at the arena the entire time. 
  • No kids are to be dropped off and left without parental supervision. Falls happen unexpectedly and care and comfort may be required from you. Bathroom breaks are also your responsibility to maneuver. 
  • Arrive early to allow for adequate dressing time and preparation for the ice.

The success of our programming relies on parents, like you! Parent volunteering is vital to the success of our program. The following areas of assistance include: 

    • Coaching
    • On-ice assistance
    • Opening & closing rink door
    • Helping kids get dressed or tie skates

 

Not sure if your child will like ringette? Come Try Ringette!

We offer the option to give the sport a try, free of charge. Check our social media pages (Facebook/Instragram), our website, or visit cometryringette.ca for details about our next planned event.

More questions?

Contact us at fundamentals@hamiltonringette.ca

 

 

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