Ringette History Part Two

Canadian Ringette Championships: 1979: Winnipeg, Man. 1980: Waterloo, Ont. 1981: Sudbury, Ont. 1982: Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, N.S. 1983: Sherwood Park, Alta. 1984: Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1985: Dollard des Ormeaux, Que. 1986: Regina, Sask. 1987: Kitchener, Ont. 1988: Winnipeg, Man. 1989: Fredericton, N.B. 1990: Calgary, Alta. 1991: Hull, Que.- televised by TSN 1992: Port Coquitlam, B.C.- televised by TSN 1993: Kitchener, Ont.- televised by TSN 1994: Saskatoon, Read more [...]

Ringette History Part One

Ringette was invented in North Bay, Ont. by Sam Jacks in 1963.  Sam Jacks was the Director of Parks and Recreation in North Bay at the time and one of his interests was to start a game for girls to play on-ice.  He had three boys Barry, Bruce, and Brian who played hockey, and Sam believed that girls should also have the opportunity to play an ice game. The very first ringette game was played during the winter of 1963-64 in Espanola in Northern Ontario.  The sport has never looked back and is Read more [...]

What Ringette Means to Me

Ringette has become something that I cannot go without. During the summer months I find myself just wanting to get back to the rink to go skating and to just be back to one of my favorite places to be. Every summer I look forward to ringette starting and being able to start skating again, as well as seeing everyone that I have met throughout playing, refereeing, and coaching. I joined because my aunt signed me up when we moved to Calgary and I hated it when I started, I didn’t know anyone and Read more [...]