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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. This non-contact sport requires passing over the bluelines which inspires team play.

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

Ringette has become one of Canada’s favourite 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.