CHILDREN’S RINGETTE

Ringette Canada and Ringette Ontario are committed to creating and encouraging safe, fun and healthy environments for players in our children’s programming up to and including U10 and U12 programs.

Changes, including introducing small-area games (cross-ice and half-ice ringette) as the standard of play, will be introduced as follows:

  • U8 players in 2019/20
  • U9 players in 2020/21
  • U10 players in 2021/22

SMALL AREA GAMES

Small-area games will be implemented though:

  • Size of the playing surface (not to exceed half the ice surface)
  • Number of players on the ice
  • Size of nets
  • Goaltending options (no goalie, rotating goalie, designated goalie)
  • Modified rules, including number of passes, shift lengths etc.

PROVINCIAL IMPLEMENTATION

Ringette Ontario will be working with its members to develop a plan to adopt small-area games. This season, Guelph Ringette’s U7 program will be using small-area games and will be participating in the national initiative to gather feedback on different game formats in support of Ringette Ontario’s planning efforts. Ringette Ontario will also be hosting events in February and March for other local organizations to experience small-area games.

CONCUSSION INFORMATION