Ringette is a game of speed, finesse, strategy and fluid skating.
Ringette was invented in North Bay, Ontario by Sam Jacks in 1963. Sam observed that girls did not have a winter team sport and wanted to fill that gap. Ringette has now become one of the fastest team sports on ice. While the sport is predominantly played by females, there are males who enjoy it as well. Today, ringette is played by thousands across Canada as it’s popularity continues to rise.
Ringette is a game of speed, finesse, strategy, and fluid skating. It fosters team play and coordination among players. It is played on a standard ice rink with a free play line in both zones. Each team has five players and one goalie on the ice at a time.
The sticks used in ringette are straight with a tip on one end used to pass the 6” hollow rubber ring between players. Sticks can be crafted from specialty wood, fiberglass, composite, carbon, or aluminum. Ring-Jet sticks are made from premium wood to provide the best flex while shooting, which helps improve shot speed and accuracy. The recommended height for ringette sticks is for the top of the stick to extend to armpit level or shorter when wearing skates. The ringette helmet cages offer more protection than standard hockey cages, the cage must have tight horizontal or triangular bars to prevent the stick from going through.