We thank everyone for their patience and support of the decisions that were made by Ringette Canada and Ringette Ontario regarding the end of the 2019/2020 ringette season and the state of ringette moving forward. While we know that it was not the ending that any of us were hoping for this season, the decision to end the season as we did, was based on guidelines and mandates by Public Health and was what was best for our athletes and families to stay safe. Since the season came to a close on March 13th, we have not stopped working on how we can get us back on the ice. We continue to work with our colleagues across the country in ringette and within the sport world here in Ontario, as we examine options and plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 ringette season. We encourage everyone to keep themselves informed of the information that various levels of government and the medical community are issuing. Our primary concern is for our ringette family, their extended families and the impact we may have on local communities. Ringette Ontario is committed to getting our athletes back on the ice at earliest convenience. We understand that there are many unknowns around a Return to Play date or details, so we have formed a number of ad-hoc working groups which are focusing on specific sections of an action plan, such as season coordination within our competition structure, health and safety guidelines and possible rule modifications. We will be bringing all information together into one document for our membership. This will then act as our guideline as we move forward this season, acknowledging that we will have to also incorporate any further guidelines from the Ministry of Health and municipal venues. The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture has created a sport industry advisory panel to advise on return to play protocols for sport in Ontario. Our Executive Director, Pam Julian, has been named to the Safety in Sport sub-committee of this group and will be ensuring that the interests of ringette are being included in these discussions. We will be including a new section dedicated to this topic in our RO Rundown, where we will be updating you on any information or resources we may have, so please register to receive this newsletter if you have not already done so (And encourage your members and ringette friends to as well!). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Pam or Karla. We thank everyone for their continued support and patience as we work through the coming months. Regards,
Pam Julian Karla XavierExecutive Director Technical Director
I realize that some of the spirit wear were missing specific embroidery or some sizing was an issue. In order to assist in repairing theses mishaps or ordering any additional items, The Hockey House (ask for Brad or Stu) located at 93 Bigwin Drive will have a dedicated Hamilton Heat Ringette team wear rack. This rack will include all the apparel styles & sizes c/w screening & embroidery to showcase exact location of embroidery/screening offered by the HRA. Order forms and fittings will be completed on site at the Hockey House. Each HRA team will have its own file folder on site to host specific player/parent order details. Once completed at the store I will be receiving a copy of the order form from the store and I will be sharing the order information with the managers to collect the money.
Any individual orders that were not fulfilled correctly or missing embroidery will be at no charge.
Thanks again for your help and understanding. Sorry for any inconveniences and please feel free to contact me with any questions
From the Desk of the PresidentI hope that all of you are enjoying the 2019/2020 Hamilton Heat season so far. As most of your know this is the 50th year of the HRA and a lot of new and exciting things are happening. We held our first official Opening Day with Paris; it was a great day, well received by all! Thanks to Karen Manns for organizing the day and to all the volunteers who gave their time to make it run smoothly. This is the first official edition of "The Ignitor", to keep you all up to date on the happenings of the HRA. I will be accepting topics or articles to add to the newsletter from anyone who wishes to contribute to future editions. We also held our first Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser which was also a massive success, in large part to the volunteers that put in diligently to make it happen. There are still more exciting things to come, keep an eye on the website to find out!I would like to wish you and all of your families a Fun, Safe Holiday Season and a Very Merry Christmas!Holiday Cheers,Andy
The Hamilton Ringette Association is pleased to offer our Winter Skating Skills Program. Our Skating Skills Program will provide players with additional ice time to focus on proper technique, form, speed and skill. Players will receive instruction with respect to all skating skills including backward skating, tight glide turns, forward and backward crossovers, lateral movement, pivots, acceleration and agility. Cost: Junior $150 per player for all 10 sessions
Senior $200 per player for all 10 sessions Pre-Registration is Required
Schedule – all sessions to be held at Bill Friday (Lawfield) Arena starting Monday Jan 6, 2020. Juniors from 6-7pm. Seniors from 7-8pm.
Head Instructor: Nick Rotundi
Nick has been teaching hockey players of all ages around Southern Ontario for over eleven years, from House League level to Elite AAA, OHL and even the National Hockey Leauge. Nick’s coaching experience with several teams and organizations across Ontario makes him a well-rounded instructor with vast knowledge and expertise, and as such he continues to provide a highly sought-after, unique approach to hockey development theories. Nick currently coaches the Senior AAA Hamilton Steelhawks as well as the Men’s Hockey program at Redeemer College. He Also leads our LTS program
SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY We are accepting registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. HRA reserves the right to cancel sessions due to low registration numbers. In order to create groups of similar ability, Hamilton Ringette also reserves the right to modify leading up to and during the Program.For further information or if you have any questions please contact the Registrar, Jon Ahrens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Registration: CLICK Here for Online REGISTRATION?
Everyone’s apparel will be completed and ready to be picked up on the 18th. I will be meeting with the managers at the rink that evening as we have a board meeting and a coach’s clinic. Please arrange personal pick up times with your team manager for your individual items. Each player, mom/dad/grandparents items will all be bagged and tagged accordingly together for easy distribution.
Thanks and talk soon,
The Inch Park Arena is open this afternoon and all programs will be running.
Please use caution and your own judgement in regards to driving to the arena.
Thanks again to everyone that attended along with the volunteers for the fundraiser on Saturday night at the End Zone. It was a huge success and we raised some serious dollars for our HRA sons & daughters, ringette players and some pretty amazing young women! More to come on the final tally and the fantastic donators of prizes for the event.
There are 3 raffle prizes from the Spaghetti fundraiser that were not claimed. The winning ticket numbers and prizes are listed below:
1. Beer Basket -- ticket #013036
2. Mystery Bag – ticket #012171
3. Bellini/Wine Expo tickets – ticket#012951
Please feel free to email me if you’ve won and forgot to claim the prize.
Last evening at the board meeting the HRA has chosen the color Black to be used for all outer wear items (Winter jackets and warm up suits) to keep all the HRA teams standardized looking. All additional items (hoodies, dri-fit shirts, toques etc.) can be purchased in the multiple colours as always.
All the managers are aware of this and have your teams order forms. Please adjust any orders with them this week.