Welcome to Hamilton Ringette Association
Posted by natalie brewster, Posted: 27 days ago

Learn to Skate and Play Ringette
Build strong, fit, confident GIRLS!
Don't miss our FREE Come Try Ringette Event!
Sunday, May 26th from 12:30 - 3 p.m. (On ice portion from 1-2 p.m.)
Mohawk Quad Pad 
To Register for this event: www.cometryringette.ca

Helmet, Skate & Gloves required. Must be able to stand on skates on own.

For more information contact heatringettte@hotmail.com

News: AGM / Luncheon
Posted by Paul Vriends, Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 @ 9:39 PM

Year End Awards Banquet (And AGM)

Sunday April 28th, 2019 12:30-3:30pm

Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, 45 Ellis Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 4L8

(Extra parking at Centre Mall)


Please join us to celebrate our season and watch our players receive their awards. Stay afterwards to play in the games room, gym and go for a swim!



Notice of AGM & Open HRA Executive Positions for the 2019/2020 season

• President (Two year term) Open  Nominated – Andy Mous          
• Vice President (Two year term) Open – Nominated – Julie Morris 
• Registrar (Two year term) Open – Nominated – Jon Ahrens           
• Secretary (Two year term) Open – Nominated – Stephanie Parker           
• Coaching Coordinator (Two year term) Open – Nominated – 
• Referee in Chief (Two year term) Open – Nominated – 
• Treasurer (Two year term) Open – Nominated –

Convenors (All one year terms)

• U8/LTS Open
• U10 – Open
• U12  Open
• U14 – Open
• U16 – Open
• Open A – Open
• Mac  Open

Please contact Paul Vriends if you’re interested in, or would like more information regarding the roles and responsibilities of these positions.  If you would like to nominate someone, please contact Paul Vriends or any current member of the Board. Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2019Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, 45 Ellis Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 4L8 (parking at Centre Mall) following the Awards Banquet at 12:30pm. It is our hope to avoid nominations from the floor to ensure those nominated have time to fully consider their nomination and ensure they have the time and interest required to fulfill the role. 


Thank you,


Paul Vriends


Hamilton Ringette


News: 3 on 3 Spring Ringette League
Posted by Paul Vriends, Last Updated: Sun Mar 17, 2019

Registration is now open for our 3 on 3 program. This year we're divided into two groups. U12/U14 on Monday nights starting May 6th at 6pm and run straight for eight weeks. On May 20th the start time will be 7:15pm due to holiday programming.

U10's will be on Tuesday nights at 5:30pm starting May 7th and running eight weeks as well. All games will be at the Quad. There will be room for 18 skaters per group. Goalies will play for free. Cost is $150 and includes an HRA 3 on 3 jersey.

In order to provide a competitive format this program is limited to U10 and up. Please note we may also cap  groups in order to balance divisions.

New this season we will have a spare list. The cost will be $15 a player per game. Please register if you'd like to be on the list. If you have any questions please email Paul at president@hamiltonringette.ca

News: 2019/20 HRA Board Positions
Posted by natalie brewster, Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019

Hamilton Ringette is now accepting nominations for the 2019/20 season. We have some amazing people that've stepped forward but still require a few more. 
If you've ever wanted to help out and feel you've got something to offer, this is a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to join a vibrant and growing association.

Below is a description of the positions. Convenors are a one year term while all others are two years. All new board members will be supported by the previous position holder as they learn their new role. If you'd like to volunteer, nominate someone or like more info please contact president@hamiltonringette.ca  

Board Member Responsibilities
(i) President
Active or Life member – the president shall preside at all board and general meeting and shall automatically be a member of all committees.  The president shall supervise and coordinate all activities of HRA and be its chief representative between third parties.  The president may exercise alone all powers of the board in cases of emergency or evident necessity.  Any such action is to be ratified at the next meeting of the board.  The president shall vote only in the case of a tie at all meetings over which he/she presides.  The president will also be the HRA representative to the Southern Region Ringette Association or may appoint an authorized delegate.
(ii) Vice-President
Active or Life member – the vice president shall assist the president in the execution of his/her duties.  He/She shall replace the president whenever the latter is unable to act, for reason of absence or otherwise.  The vice president shall automatically be appointed president should the latter resign from or be removed from the position for cause, or in any way cease to qualify for that position.
(iii) Secretary
Active or Life member – the secretary shall record and retain on file the minutes of the meetings.  The secretary shall notify in advance all members of the agenda, time, date, and place of all meetings.  Upon election to office, it shall be the duty to deliver to each board member a copy of the current constitution, bylaws and policies so that they in turn may know their duties.  
(iiii) Treasurer
Active or Life member – the treasurer shall keep the books of account.  The treasurer shall be responsible for collecting all monies owed the association.  The treasurer shall receive and hold in trust, in a chartered bank, all sums received by the association.  At the end of term of office, the treasurer shall turn over to the newly elected treasurer all books, records, and other items of account of this and proceeding terms of office in his/her safekeeping.  Books of account shall be made available for any paying member.  A financial statement indicating the financial records of the association are in order shall be prepared annually and be made available to the membership. Should the treasurer resign before the term is up, the financial records will be reviewed in conjunction with the new treasurer.

(v) Referee-in-Chief 
Active or Life member – The Referee In Chief (RIC) is responsible for monitoring the performance of all association Referees throughout the season, and shall spearhead the training and upgrading of Referees under his/her jurisdiction.  The RIC shall keep a record of the qualifications of all HRA Referees.  The RIC shall schedule Referees making sure that each Referee is qualified at the proper level for the game they are assigned.   The RIC shall communicate with the Treasurer to ensure proper payment to the Referees. The RIC shall be responsible for the performance and attitude of officials while at assigned arenas.  The RIC will monitor all applicable rules and make recommendations to the board pertaining to changes or adjustments.  
(vi)  Fundraising and Publicity Director
Active or Life member – it is the duty of the fundraising and publicity director to establish and maintain the image of ringette using various media such as newspaper, posters, flyers, magazines, newspapers, etc.  Also to attract public attention, interest and support by the use of the various means of circulating the aforementioned information and any promotional material.
The fundraising and publicity director is also responsible for securing association sponsors, fund raising, association parties, team photographs, and year-end banquet.  
(vii) Coaching Co-Ordinator
Active or Life member – the coaching co-ordinator is responsible for co-ordinating the Coaches Selection Committee.  The committee will co-ordinate the selection of coaches, including review of coaching applications and interviews of potential coaches.  The coaching co-ordinator will then take these selections before the HRA board for final approval.  The coaching co-ordinator is also responsible for informing prospective coaches of all qualifications required by that position.  It is the duty of the coaching co-ordinator to be instrumental in the selection, performance review, training and record keeping of coaching staff in HRA.
(viii) Past President
Active or Life member –The immediate Past President will be appointed into the position of Past President provided that this individual is interested in serving in the position and has been approved by the Board. The Past President will serve in the position until replaced by a subsequent Past President who is interested in serving in the position and who has been approved by the Board.  The past president shall assist other members of the board in the administration of Ringette activities, as required.
(ix) Registrar
Active or Life member – it is the duty of the registrar to accept, record and register all members of the HRA with the ruling body (ORA), and to do so within the time requirements of Ontario Ringette.  The registrar will supervise the registration sessions, co-ordinate with the treasurer all monies collected from these registrations, make up the team TRF’s (Team Registration Forms), deliver copies of these forms to the proper coaches, and co-ordinate all registrations through the Region (Southern) to the ORA office.
(x) Convenors
Active or Life member – the convenors will be responsible for ensuring the proper observance of the constitution, by-laws, and rules and regulations applicable to the operation and administration of the HRA.  To implement programs and projects and to serve as the primary communication linkage between the board and coaches on all matters of business and to act on direction as provided by the board.  The convenor is accountable to the Board.  The convenor may appoint an assistant, who will be granted all voting privileges at board meetings in the absence of the convenor.  It is the duty of the convenor, along with the coaching co-ordinator to be instrumental in the selection, performance review, training and encouragement of coaching staff in his/her age division at all levels of play offered.  The convenor, with the coaching selection committee will be responsible for recommending for board approval coaching staff including head coach, assistants, managers and trainers for all levels of teams.  In addition, the convenor is responsible for presenting to the board all matters including but not limited to requested adjustments to registered team lists, player registrations, player/team level of play or seeding, all situations where serious injury had occurred to any player, coach, or parent during a game, practice, or other association sponsored activity.

News: Learn to Skate & U8 Program - Registration
Posted by Cecilia Eaton, Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018

In order for our association and the ringette community to continue to grow and provide a unique, healthy and fun activity for our players we must ensure we spread the word. 


Unfortunately, ringette is still one of the best kept secrets in sports. We're asking for your help to change this. Our Learn to Skate & U8 program still has room for 20 more players. 


If you know of anyone aged 4-8 who you think would like to try this great sport please share your experience with them and help us expand this great game!


Details of the program;


Our 20 week program runs Sundays at 4pm out of Inch Park Arena - Start date - October 21st.

This season we're partnering with N'ce Stix skating to provide the highest quality skating instruction going. In addition to this our own Ringette coaches will introduce aspects of the sport as the season progresses using game based learning that has proven to keep the kids engaged. Our program cost is $225 for the season and we offer a free equipment lending program (details below). Please visit www.hamiltonringette.ca to register. You can contact president@hamiltonringette.ca for more information. 


Equipment Lending Program 


New this year our equipment lending program is free! This kit includes everything your player will need except for helmet, skates and neck guard. A safety deposit consisting of a post dated cheque in the amount of $250 is required and will be destroyed upon return of the equipment at the end of the season. 

News: Learn to Skate & Bunnies (U8)
Posted by natalie brewster, Last Updated: Wed Oct 3, 2018

Learn to Skate & Bunnies (U8)

Welcome all new and returning Learn to Skate and Bunny (U8) players! Hamilton Ringette is ready and excited to get the season started. Sunday October 21st at 4pm at Inch Park Arena is your first scheduled date. Please arrive early in order to receive your jersey and ensure your player is ready to go.

If you're interested in using our free equipment lending program please see the notice below. 

Looking forward to another great season! 

Equipment Lending Program 

New this year our equipment lending program is free! This kit includes everything your player will need except for helmet, skates and neck guard. A safety deposit consisting of a post dated cheque in the amount of $250 is required and will be destroyed upon return of the equipment at the end of the season. 
The equipment lending dates are:
October 13 from 6:30-7:30pm and on October 14 from 6-7pm.
Our equipment manager, Daniel (equipment@hamiltonringette.ca) will be available Sunday October 21st at 3pm for any last minute issues.

News: Power Skating
Posted by natalie brewster, Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018

Registration for Power Skating is now open. 

The fall session will begin Thursday October 18th at 7:00pm at Inch Park Arena and run for 10 weeks until December 20th.

The cost this year is $140. Please note this program is intended for U10 players and up who can already demonstrate a minimum skill level. We want to encourage everyone who’s interested but must stress, this is a power skating session, not a learn to skate session. 

For more details, please contact Paul Vriends president@hamiltonringette.ca

News: Come Try Ringette Sunday September 23rd
Posted by natalie brewster, Last Updated: Sun Sep 9, 2018

The Hamilton Ringette Association is hosting A FREE Come Try Ringette Event Sunday, September 23rd at 3:30pm at Inch Park Arena for children ages 4 and up (players must be able to stand without assistance).
All you need to bring is a helmet, skates, winter gloves or protective gloves and your enthusiasm - we’ll supply the sticks and rings.
There will be a 1 hour ice session where experienced coaches and players will engage the children in all types of introductory ringette drills & fun on-ice games.
Join us afterwards for refreshments and more information about the fastest game on ice! 

What a great opportunity to try Ringette in a safe & fun environment.

Don’t miss out and register today! 

For questions please email


News: Hamilton Ringette Association welcomes Nick Rotundi
Posted by natalie brewster, Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018

The Hamilton Ringette Association is excited to announce our partnership with Nick
Rotundi. Nick and his team will be running our Sunday Learn to Skate program for
children ages 4+ as well as offering a Power skating program for the U10 level and up.

Nick has been teaching players of all ages around Southern Ontario, Quebec and in
Europe for over a decade. He trains players from all levels including House League
beginners to Elite AAA to OHL and even players from the National Hockey League.
Nick’s coaching experience and passion for skill training makes him a well-rounded
instructor with vast knowledge and expertise, and as such he provides a highly sought-
after, unique approach to skating development theories. Nick currently coaches the
Minor Midget Hamilton Huskies AAA, as well as the Men’s Hockey program at
Redeemer College.

Nick’s true passion is helping players further develop their skating;
Stride, Agility and Quickness. His ability to make players understand the mechanics,
quickens the process of increasing speed and agility. Nick surrounds himself with
qualified on-ice staff who support his teaching approach while exemplifying his dynamic.

Hamilton Ringette is excited to have Nick and his team bring their experience and skills
to our programs. Looking forward to a great season. See you all on the ice.

News: Tiger-Cats Tickets Fundraiser
Posted by Webmaster, Last Updated: Fri May 4, 2018

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