The Ontario Winter games have been held since 1970 and take place every two years. They are the largest multi-sport event in the province and feature over 3,500 athletes, coaches, managers, and major officials. There are over 25 different sporting events, including ringette, which highlight the province’s top athletes involved in winter sports. The games also provide development and competitive opportunities for these young athletes and help to prepare them for national and international competitions.
Featuring 19 sports, including ringette, the 2019 Canada Winter Games will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Forecasted to generate a significant economic impact, the 2019 Games will provide a stage for Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions to compete.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games will leave a lasting legacy of new and enhanced sport facilities and volunteer and leadership development that will benefit athletes and the broader central Alberta community for years to come.
The Canadian Ringette Championships (CRC) were first held in 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Along with the Canada Winter Games, the CRC event is the very best that the sport has to offer nationally and it serves as a dynamic forum of competition for athletes, coaches and officials from across the country. The tournament is designed to determine the Canadian champions in the U16, U19 and National Ringette League categories.
As well as determining champions, the tournament provides the athletes with the opportunity to compete at the elite level, encourages sportsmanship and interprovincial goodwill, and increases the visibility of the sport across the country.
Ringette Canada’s annual national championships typically take place in late March or early April.
Date: April 5th – 11th, 2020
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
*Our Teams: U16 Team Ontario (1) | U16 Team Ontario (2) | U16 Team Ontario (3)
U19 Team Ontario (1) | U19 Team Ontario (2) | U19 Team Ontario (3)
*Please note that in 2020, Ontario will send three U16AA and three U19AA teams to CRC’s.
Date: Coming Soon
Location: New Brunswick
*Our Teams: U14 Team Ontario (1) | U14 Team Ontario (2) U14 Team Ontario (3)
U16 Team Ontario | U19 Team Ontario| 18+Team Ontario
*Please note that in 2020, Ontario will send three U14AA teams, one U16A team, one U19A team and one 18+ team to ECRC’s.
On a regular basis, Ringette Canada selects and prepares national teams to participate in the World Ringette Championship. While a World Ringette Championship was not held in 1998, teams from Canada and Finland toured Europe in a promotional Summit Series. In Colmar, France, Team Finland beat Canada 10-8 in the 5th and deciding game to win the Summit Series 3-2.
This series between the two best teams in the world displayed ringette at its best and sparked great interest at stops in Germany, France, Sweden and France. In 2013, the format of the event changed to include competition in the U19 and senior age divisions.
Date: Nov 25th – Dec 2nd, 2019
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia