Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We've never heard of ringette, but are interested. How can we learn more?

We offer a FREE Come Try Ringette event every year to allow those interested to try the sport! For these free events we only ask that you bring skates, helmet and a ringette stick. We have ringette sticks available if you do not have one. Annually, we also host a "Bring a Friend" night to practice to encourage more to try the sport. Please reach out at any time throughout the year as we are here to teach and answer all questions.

What equipment is required to play ringette?

CSA approved helmet with CSA approved facemask Type 5 or 6 (the mask is specifically designed for ringette with triangle shaped bars)
BNQ neck protector
Elbow pads
Protective gloves
Hockey style skates
Shin guards
Girdle with hip/tailbone/genital protection
Goalies must also wear a chest protector and goal pads (trappers and blockers are optional)
Shoulder pads for U19 and under. Strongly recommended for all players.
Ringette stick
Cambridge Ringette also offers Bunny in the Bag - where we provide the required equipment. All your child will need is a helmet and skates. Ringette requires specialty cages with triangle shaped bars, we can also provide this if needed.

Is ringette only for girls?

No. This sport is available for all! The only restriction is that boys are only allowed to play at the regional level (cannot compete at the provincial level).

How long is the ringette season?

The season starts in September and runs until the end of March or early April.
There are also Try Outs that typically happen in the Spring for those interested in playing at the Provincial level (U12 & Up)

Is there a lot of travel?

U8 and under play some games and stay mostly with Kitchener, Waterloo, Paris & Burlington. Starting at the U9 level, the players start to play in the Southern Region Ringette League. We split our time between home and away games (50/50). We travel to towns like Paris, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Niagara and more. We compete in the Annual Cambridge Ringette tournament and often times more tournaments depending on the age and team. If you choose to be a part of a Provincial team there is more travel than this because you then play within Ontario.

Can I help out with my child's team or the Association?

Absolutely! The Cambridge Ringette Association are always in need of Bench Staff as well as Team Managers, Parent Reps, etc.
We also are always interested in those that would like to join our Executive Board Committee. It is definitely a team effort that keeps our Association strong!

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