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.
Team wear Update:
Please note the following details to answer a few questions that have come up over the past few days:
1. All current order forms will be in the hands of the coaches/managers by Monday of this week. They will also be given additional order forms. Pricing sheets will also be with them. Any changes required can be done with them. These changes and additions need to completed and back in my hands by the end of the day on November 10th. Order is being placed on November 11th.
2. Managers will be collecting all the money from players and parents for all team-wear orders. Cash and cheques are accepted. Cheques are to be made out to the HRA. Payments are to be made by the end of November please.
3. I will forward managers a spreadsheet for each team which includes all players & parents items with total amounts owed to make the payment collections easier.
4. It’s been brought to my attention that colours for apparel items is a larger issue than I anticipated. Please note the below details or updates on colours for each item and please make any order changes required:
Ø Warm Up Suits – Black or Navy
Ø Hoodies (Cotton or Dri-Fit) – Red, Black, Navy, Grey
Ø Cotton T’s - Red, Black, Navy, Grey, Royal Blue
Ø Dri-Fit (long sleeve/short sleeve) -- Red, Black, Navy
Ø Toques – Red, Black, Navy
Ø Hats (snap back & fullback) – Red, Black, Navy
Ø Winter CX2 Jackets – Black or Navy
All the HRA team-wear will be available online soon to make the item selections and purchases easier for everyone. I will inform everyone when this is launched.
HRA Spirit Wear/Apparel Fitting Days
We’re hosting spirit wear/apparel fitting days for the Hamilton Ringette Association this weekend for all teams. This will be for items such as Dri-Fit shirts, hoodies, winter jackets, hats, practice jerseys, toques etc. Please see below the times associated for each division and teams. These times will coincide with week-end games and practices scheduled. I will have Youth and Adult sizes for all items to try on. It will be hosted in the party room at Inch Park to allow for a larger venue and washrooms for fittings. Each player will get an order form to fill out for their child’s selections as well as any adults/parents choosing to purchase items. All parents will be responsible to initial all selections, sizes, costs for confirmation things are correct before the form is handed in.
U10 Robinson – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
U12 Wright – 4:30pm to 5:30pm
U12 Parker – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
LTS/U8 – 3pm to 4pm
U12 Wright – 4 to 5 pm
U14 Sim 5pm to 6 pm
U16 Vriends 6 pm to 7pm
Of course if you can’t make it at your teams designated time slot or your team is not at Inch this weekend you can of course complete your fitting within the above time schedule at any point. That being said if we can keep the teams somewhat together it will go a long way to maintain structure.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me email@example.com
Thanks Brett Rivers
Eat, Drink and Give!
Please join us for a great night out with co-workers, friends, family & teammates at our 1st Annual HRA Pasta fundraiser. The goal of this event is to have a fun night out with our ringette families, parents & coaches outside of the rink all while raising money to support the Hamilton Ringette Association. All proceeds raised are going directly to the HRA assisting in offsetting important programs such as: learn to skate, power skating, team apparel and much more. Tickets for the event have been provided to coaches and all board members.
HRA Pasta Fundraiser
Ø When: Saturday November 16th, 2019
Ø Where: Endzone Bar & Grill (1305 Main St E., Hamilton)
Ø Time:7PM Til Close (Doors open for event at 6:30pm)
Ø Cost: $15.00 per ticket
Ø What’s Included:
a) Buffet Style Meal: 6 pastas,3 salads, 2 styles of breads
b) Door prize draw ticket
c) Raffle Prizes available: Leafs, Raptors, Sabres tickets etc.
d) Live Music : Orangeman
How can I Help?
Ø Buy tickets & attend
Ø Assist in selling tickets to family & friends
Ø Donate or assist in obtaining door & raffle prizes
If you have any questions or wish to assist please feel free to contact Brett Rivers (U12 convener) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Noble at email@example.com
The Hamilton Ringette Association is pleased to offer our 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: $140 per player for all 10 sessions Pre-Registration is Required - Registration is limited to 30 players. Schedule – all sessions to be held at Bill Friday (Lawfield) Arena starting Monday Oct. 7 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
Hamilton and McMaster University Tryouts and Ice Times
(Cost is $10.00 per player per session)
Thursday September 12th at 9:00pm (18+A, 18+U, 18+B)
Sunday September 15th at 7:00pm (18+A, 18+U, 18+B)
Sunday September 22nd at 7:00pm (18+A only)
Sunday September 29th at 7:00pm (18+A only)
Sunday September 29th at 8:00pm (18+U only)
Olympic Arena – 70 Olympic Drive, Dundas – minutes from McMaster campus
For additional information or questions, please contact Coach Rob Levely
Coachrob at Cogeco .com
The HRA is accepting applications for Coaches, Managers, and Trainers for the 2019-2020 season till 11:59pm Aug 30, 2019.
For those of you who don’t have a ringette background and think that’s a barrier for applying, it’s not. Training is provided via online, classroom and on-ice coaching clinics and courses. We also have a number of passionate and well-trained volunteers within the club who are happy to mentor you along the way. For those of you that do have a ringette background- well you already know how fun this game is but you may be surprised to discover that it gets even better when helping young players learn, play, and enjoy the sport as well.
Ideally, to run efficiently, each team has a Head Coach, two Assistant Coaches, a Trainer, and a Manager. Position descriptions, training requirements and other information can be found at these following websites:
Please have a look and seriously consider this fun and rewarding experience- these teams can’t run without your involvement and participation. The training costs are reimbursed by the HRA once completed, to the approved candidates.
Bench/Coach Applications can be found in the ‘Documents and Forms’ folder on the main page of the Hamilton Ringette website, here:
We’re also always looking for on-ice volunteers at the Learn to Skate [LTS] level as well. If your player will be in LTS next year, this is a good way to get on the ice and test the waters without committing to the training requirements.
Please complete and submit forms to email@example.com either by picture or scanned document.