Welcome to Hamilton Ringette Association
News: Update from Ringette Ontario
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Wed May 13, 2020

Ringette Ontario Update:
Back On The Ice 2020-2021

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.

Pam Julian                                                                  Karla Xavier
Executive Director                                                      Technical Director

News: AGM
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020

As you all know we are going through an unprecedented time with the current pandemic situation.  Hamilton Ringette is continuing with the planning of the coming season as we have in the past; but like everyone else we are treating this situation as fluid and will be reacting as needed.  We will stay the course and keep operating as directed by our governing bodies.  
There will undoubtedly be some changes coming and we move through this, starting with the AGM.  We are in the process of trying to find a way to safely hold our yearly meeting so that we can move forward with the 2020/2021 season.  
Please check in frequently on TeamSnap and the association website as any updates we receive will be posted here.  We also have some other things planned for the kids while they are home, follow the HRA on facebook to join in the fun.
The HRA would like to thank all of you for your continued support and understanding and we wish you and your families continued good health.  I hope you all had a great Easter in isolation.


News: Covid 19
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020


Good Morning,

It is with a heavy heart that I relay this announcement from Ringette Ontario in regards to the remainder of the 2019/2020 Ringette season.  As a result of this announcement, the Hamilton Ringette Association will be suspending all events and programming until further notice.

All of you should be proud of the progression you have made throughout the year, showing everyone in the Southern Region that Hamilton Ringette is back!

More information will follow shortly pertaining to the AGM and future programming of the HRA

Take care,

News: HRA Spirit Wear
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020

Hi all,


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





News: Newsletter
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019


Happy Holidays from the Hamilton Ringette Association

From the Desk of the President
I 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,

We are just waiting on final confirmation from the SRA and the second half schedule should be live by the start of next week.  We appologize for the delay; there were issue out of our control during the creation on the second half schedule.
The second half powerskating program registration is now open!!  We are pleased to offer two sessions to allow for more access in all age groups U10 and up.  N'ice Stix will continue to provide a high skilled, fast paced program, to help drive all of our kids forward in their development.

Register for Powerskating
Learn to Skate / U8
Our learn to skate program is growing every year, and it looks like we have another great crop of future ringette stars!  It is amazing to see the strides this group is making weekly.  The U8 group will be playing more games in the second half as they move towards the transition into regional play next season.
Picture Day
Picture day this year is scheduled for Wednesday January 22, 2020.  More details on schedule will be emailed out to you soon.  Keep an eye out for the details.

Spaghetti Dinner
The first ever HRA spaghetti dinner was a huge success!  It was a fun filled evening with lots of food, prizes, and Live music by the Orangemen.  Thanks to the hard work of Brett Rivers and his dedicated group of volunteer helpers the association was able to raise in excess if $6500 to help offset the costs of providing the many great programs the HRA offers your children.
The U12 team coached by Stephanie Parker made their way into the Western Region and dominated the tournament held in Mitchell.  The girls ran the table in the tournament with tenacious defense and hard pressing offense.  The goalie, Kayla Benyak, led the tournament in GAA and posted back to back shut outs to start the tournament.  Ella Mous led the tournament in goals and points scored and every player contributed to the scoreboard in almost every game.  Great Job Team!
This years' skate-a-thon will be held Monday February 10 from 6-8pm at Bill Friday(Lawfield) Arena.  Forms and information will be handed out soon.  This is always a great fundraiser for the kids and a great time to get all the players in the HRA on the ice together.
Spirit wear orders
Spirit wear orders are in; please contact your team managers to get your orders.  Anyone who wishes to order additional apparel please contact your team manager for information.  Our new order of pants has arrived for anyone looking to upgrade or needs a larger size.
Coaching Survey First Half

News: Winter Power Skating
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019

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

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 registrar@hamiltonringette.ca

Online Registration: CLICK Here for Online REGISTRATION?

News: Team Apparel Update
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019

Hi all,

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,



News: Dec 1st Inch Park Arena is still open
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2019

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.



News: Unclaimed Raffle Prizes
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019

Hi all,


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.


Thanks again,


News: HRA Spirit Wear
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019

Hi all,


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.




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