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2017/2018 Coaching Applications

Reminder: Coaching Applications for the 2017/2018 season are due June 30.

Forms can be found here.

Please send to coaching@hamiltonringette.ca

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Fri Jun 16, 2017

Tiger Cat Fundraiser - Tickets for 2017 Season
WE NEED YOUR HELP! TICKETS ARE IN!

We are selling Hamilton Tiger Cat Tickets again this year for the games below.

Cost is $25 each for bronze level seats.

Friday June 16th
(Pre-season Game)
vs Toronto 
Saturday July 15thvs BC 
Thursday July 20th
vs Edmonton
Saturday Aug 12th
vs Winnipeg 
Friday Aug 18th
vs Ottawa 
Friday Sept 15th
vs Saskatchewan 
Saturday Sept 30thvs Toronto 
Contact: Roberta Rankin
Text 905-977-0869 or email robertarankin@live.ca
Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Fri Jun 2, 2017

Come Try Reffing Ringette

Do you want to experience what it is like to referee a real ringette game? Ever wonder what ringette referees do during games and tournaments? If yes, then Paris Ringette has an opportunity for you!

Come join members of the officiating community that will guide you through a game and how referees are evaluated. BRING ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS, it will be the best time to pick the brains of some of the most experienced officials in the province.

Anybody is welcome to try (player, mom, dad, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, hockey ref). You will require a whistle, a helmet with no face mask or a visor, skates and black pants. A ref jersey is optional.

Register with the following link: (via Google Forms)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BKtasvEZjQraQLQV2uGcfXWCD3GH3lH33ZxBOtYyB5g/edit?usp=sharing

How it will work:

We will meet in a meeting room at 11:30 am to go over the event. The game will start at 12pm.

There will be instructors in the dressing room to help prepare you for your shift.

There will be two fully dressed officials to assist on the ice.

Each participant will have an evaluator assigned to watch you during the game and speak with you directly after your shift.

Once the game is complete we will gather in the meeting room for a group discussion.

Any questions please contact Marc Brisson at marc.brisson3@gmail.com

See you on the ice!

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Tue May 30, 2017

Annual Year End Banquet and Annual General Meeting
You’re Invited!!  Our Annual Year End Banquet and
Annual General Meeting is on Sunday April 30th from 1-3 pm.
 
At Community Living Hamilton, 191 York Street, Hamilton

There will be awards, good food, crafts and games. All family members welcome. There is plenty of parking in the back off of Caroline.

Below are the items we are requesting each team bring:
 
Bunnies/LTS – Veggies, chips & snacks
Novice – Drinks, pop, juice & water
Petite – Desserts & fruits
Juniors – Plates, Napkins & utensils

 
Volunteers are needed to help with the clean up after the event. If you are able to help out, please email robertarankin@live.ca
We are also putting together a slide show of photos, if anyone has any pics, you can also send to robertarankin@live.ca

Thank you
HAMILTON RINGETTE ASSOCIATION

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Apr 17, 2017

New 3-on-3 Spring Ringette League

Hamilton Ringette is excited to announce the start of a new 3 on 3 spring ringette league!

Registration is now open to all current U10 and up players. The season starts Tuesday May 2nd and runs until June 20th. All games are at 6:15pm at the Mohawk 4 Pad arena. Cost is $125 for the 8 week session and includes a jersey.

There are limited spots available so please register soon to avoid disappointment.

For more details please visit hamiltonringette.ca and select the online registration tab.

If further information is required please contact Paul at president@hamiltonringette.ca

 

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Fri Mar 10, 2017

U10s Take Gold in Niagara Falls

Congratulations to the U10 team on their excellent performance at the Niagara Falls tournament. The team went 4-0 and displayed great sportsmanship on their way to victory. Determined play and contributions from all team members brought home the gold.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Mar 6, 2017

Another Gold Medal for the U12 Team!

Congratulations to the U12 team who won another gold medal in Paris!!!  Way to go Heat!!!



Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Mar 6, 2017

Notice of AGM & Open HRA Executive Positions for the 2017/2018 Season

Year End Awards Banquet – April 30, 1-3pm
Community Living Hamilton Headquarters,
191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 1Y6

***************************************************************************

Notice of AGM & Open HRA Executive Positions for the 2017/2018 Season

  • President Open – Nominated – Paul Vriends (Two year term)
  • Vice-President Open – Nominated – Sarah Weicker (Two year term)
  • Coaching Co-Ordinator Open – Nominated – Steve Poudrier (Two year term)
  • Registrar Open – Nominated Corinne Love (Two year term)
  • Fundraising & Publicity Director Open – Nominated – Roberta Rankin (Two year term)

Convenors (All one year terms)

  • Bunny/LTS - Open
  • U10 – Open
  • U12 – Open
  • U14 - Open
  • U19 – Nominated - Caroline Martin - 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 30, 2017, at the Community Living Hamilton Headquarters, 191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 1Y6 following the Awards Banquet from 1:00 to 3:00pm. 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
President
Hamilton Ringette
president@hamiltonringette.ca

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Mar 2, 2017, Updated Sat Mar 11, 2017

National Ringette School Summer Camp Contest!
Hamilton Ringette is partnering with the National Ringette School again to send two players to summer camp in Paris this August 8-11th. This camp has been hugely successful in helping players reach their full potential and is being offered for the second time in our region. Details of the camp can be found here.

In order to enter, players must submit an 8x11" poster advertising the great sport of ringette. 

Contest is open to all HRA players with birth years from 2002-2009. Posters must be submitted by a parent/guardian by March 26th 2017. Submissions may be posted in the lobby at Inch Park, online or used as part of HRA's marketing campaign. Winners will be selected by random draw and announced at the AGM on April 30, 2017. Please review details of the camp prior to entering to ensure this opportunity will be used. Players who have already registered in the camp will be reimbursed if they are picked.

Please contact Paul at president@hamiltonringette.ca if you have any questions.
Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Feb 16, 2017

U12 Team Takes The Golden Ring in Kitchener

Hamilton Ringette U12 team won gold in the 43rd annual Kitchener Golden Ring Tournament.  The team displayed a strong commitment to defense in all zones along with solid goaltending and a balanced attack to go 4-0.  The team was supported by a large contingent of fans who traveled to cheer them on and represent our city with pride.



Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Tue Feb 7, 2017

3rd Annual HRA Skate-A-Thon Fundraising Event

COME JOIN US FOR OUR
3rd Annual HRA Skate-A-Thon Fundraising Event

On Sunday Feb 12th, 2017 from 3:00-5:30pm at Inch Park Arena Pajama Party Theme

ADDITIONAL TICKETS MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED FOR RAFFLE TABLE FOR $5 EACH!!

THERE WILL BE PIZZA AND HOT CHOCOLATE AND CRAFTS SET UP IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM. DRAW FOR PRIZES WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT 5:15pm.

We are asking that each team contribute a $50 basket as a prize. Or 2x$25 prizes etc … the more prizes the better!  Any donations accepted.  If you have any prizes, you can either bring to INCH park or email robertarankin@live.ca to co-ordinate.

THANK YOU FROM THE HAMILTON RINGETTE ASSOCIATION

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Jan 16, 2017

Hamilton Heat Spirit Wear Is Now Available

Hamilton Heat Spirit wear is now available. The window for ordering will be open for 2 weeks and will close Nov. 25th. This will ensure we will have our items before Christmas. Team Headquarters is located on Nebo Rd. In Hamilton. Please see the flyer/website for store hours and phone number. If you have any questions please contact me at vp@hamiltonringette.ca

Happy shopping!
Sarah Weicker- HRA VP

http://www.teamheadquarters.ca/product-category/spiritwear/Hamiltonheat/

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Sat Nov 12, 2016

Ringette Families – Past and Present – Please help to spread the news!

Come Try Ringette

On Sunday September 25, 2016 from 3:30-5:30pm at Inch Park Arena

Skates and helmet required, and may be provided if needed with some notice. There will be an hour of ice where children will have an opportunity to try the sport of Ringette, in a fun, safe environment. The event will be supervised by experienced coaches and player volunteers. Snacks and refreshments will be provided after the event and there will be a brief information session explaining the program that Hamilton Ringette offers.

For more information and to register for this event please visit: http://www.cometryringette.ca/event/come-try-ringette-hamilton-ringette-association/

Learn to Skate – New Coach Announcement

Learn to Skate starts on October 16th

Hamilton Ringette is excited to announce our partnership with The Hockey Tutor, Dave Tait of THT Hockey. Dave has a background as a Physical Education Specialist Teacher as well as a stunning list of credentials in the Hockey and skating world. We are pleased to announce that Dave and his team will be coaching our Learn to skate program this season. Learn to skate is a program for children aged 4-8 years of age who want to learn how to skate or want to improve their current skating skills.

Learn to skate pricing $199.

Equipment rental program is still available – You provide the skates, helmet and neck guard, we have the rest for a cost of $25.

Full details and program lending date to be announced.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Fri Sep 23, 2016

Open 18+A and McMaster University TRYOUTS

Open 18+A and McMaster University TRYOUTS
*cost is $10.00/player per date
**Olympic Arena – 70 Olympic Drive, Dundas

McMaster University Ringette Club
will begin its season with a few hours of “Get Together” ice prior to the regular season beginning in October.
Please note that registration for McMaster University Ringette Club is now open.
Please choose/select to “pay in person” and get in touch with your Club Treasurer – Melanie Gascoine to make arrangement for payment.

Hamilton Open 18+A
these will be the official tryout ice times for the 16/17 season

  • Thursday, September 15th, 9:00—10:00pm
  • Sunday, September 18th, 7:00—8:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 20th, 8:00—9:00pm GAME (MAC players vs Open tryout players)

Any questions please feel free to contact Coach Rob via text at 905.730.9470

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Tue Sep 6, 2016

Hamilton Ti-Cat Tickets Fundraiser

 Support YOUR Hamilton Ringette Association

Ti-Cats Game Tickets

This is our primary fundraiser of the season and we you to sell tickets.

$25 Tickets - Bronze Level Games (Reg $53.50 - $68.50)

Fri Sept 16th @ 7:00

Sat Oct 1 @ 4:00

Fri Oct 14 @ 7:00  ***this is our 50/50 Raffle Day - we need volunteers to assist as well.

Fri Oct 28 @ 7:00

Sat Nov 5 @ 1:00

Please contact - Roberta -  robertarankin@live.ca

Posted by Cecilia Eaton, Created Fri Sep 2, 2016

THQ Now Accepting Order for Hamilton Ringette Pants
Hamilton Heat Ringette pants are ready to order. Pants are available to order from now until September 15th. Pants will be ready just before the season starts in October please go into the store to be fitted for your pants. The cost of the pants are $50 a pair plus tax. To be fitted you must bring in your equipment to try on with the pants to ensure the proper size is ordered.
 
The store information is as follows:
Niko Apparel: Team Headquarters
61 Hempstead Drive (off Nebo Rd)
Hamilton ON
L8W 2Y6
905-318-0845
 
Team Headquarters are open Mon-Fri from 9am-6pm. They have asked that we please be patient with fittings as this is a busy time of the season for them. You may need to wait to be fitted. We will also have a Hamilton Heat spirit wear catalogue through Niko Apparel starting sometime in October so being in the store will give you an opportunity to view their amazing line of products!! If anyone has any questions at all please feel free to contact me.
 
Sarah Weicker - HRA Vice President
Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Tue Aug 30, 2016

Hamilton Ringette Teams up with The Hockey Tutor Dave Tait

Hamilton Ringette is excited to announce our partnership with The Hockey Tutor, Dave Tait of THT Hockey. Dave has a background as a Physical Education Specialist Teacher as well as a stunning list of credentials in the Hockey and skating world. We are pleased to announce that Dave and his team will be coaching our Learn to skate program this season. Learn to skate is a program for children aged 4-8 years of age who want to learn how to skate or want to improve their current skating skills.

Dave and his team will also be coaching our Power Skating sessions on Thursday evenings. Hamilton ringette is excited to see the programing Dave will be offering at the Power Skating Session. Expect his program to be a fun, fast paced program with lots of new drills and skills to be worked on. We stress that this session is a power skating program and is not for those players who are just learning to skate.

Hamilton Ringette players and parents I would like to introduce Dave Tait aka The Hockey Tutor. Below we will provide you with a little bit about Dave and the programs that he runs, as well as some of his credentials. Please visit his website at www.ththockey.com for more information.

“First a little about my philosophy and what I do. I work with skaters from beginners to AAA players, junior to the NHL. I believe wholeheartedly that skating in the basic building block for all skills and success at all levels. I have used my years of experience as a Kinesiology major, AAA and Junior hockey coach, development instructor and researcher to take my learning and create a proven skating program.”

THT provides a safe, fun, yet highly challenging learning environment for athletes of all levels; house league to AAA, junior to pro. Our technical instruction is scientifically researched and proven so we guarantee results.

THT Instructors teach, demonstrate and model the skill, have the athlete perform the skill, and then provide specific feedback for improvement. Through repetition, the player will develop accurate and correct muscle memory.

Below is a condensed list of Dave Tait’s Qualifications.

  • THT HOCKEY Development – Director of Player Development & Head Instructor
  • OHL Prospects Scout - TheScout.ca - GTHL, OMHA – SCTA
  • International Skating and Shooting Instructor - 
  • NHL, AHL, KHL, SEL, OHL, NCAA, Junior A, B, C, HL - AAA
  • Physical Education Specialist Teacher - 13 years
  • Physical Education Specialist - Queens University
  • SWC Hockey Canada Skills Academy - Founder/Head Instructor
  • Coached at the AAA and Junior Levels
  • Bachelor of Education - Brock University
  • Bachelor of Hon Kinesiology - McMaster University
  • Referee Supervisor and Level IV Referee
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Coaching Theory Level I and Level II - McMaster University
  • Safety in Sport Certification

Hamilton Ringette is excited to offer this opportunity to our players. Please visit our website for registration to our Learn to Skate program or to our Power Skating Session with Dave Tait. If you have any questions about the program please contact me at vp@hamiltonringette.ca HRA is looking forward to a fun action packed 2016-17 season. See you all at the rink.

Sarah Weicker
HRA-Vice President

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Tue Aug 30, 2016

Come Try Ringette - September 25, 2016

Come Try Ringette! 

On Sunday, September 25, from 3:30 to 5:30, at Inch Park, join the Hamilton Heat for a Come Try Ringette Event!

Skates and helmet required, and may be provided if needed with some notice.

There will be an hour of ice where children will have an opportunity to try the sport of Ringette, in a fun, safe environment. The event will be supervised by experienced coaches and player volunteers. Snacks and refreshments will be provided after the event and there will be a brief information session explaining the program that Hamilton Ringette offers.

For more information and to register for this event please visit http://www.cometryringette.ca/event/come-try-ringette-hamilton-ringette-association/

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Fri Aug 12, 2016, Updated Thu Sep 1, 2016

Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended!

The registration deadline for returning players to receive their early bird discount for the 2016/2017 season has been extended!

Complete your registration by July 7, 2016 to qualify for your $50 savings.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Jun 30, 2016

Come Try Ringette - May 14, 2016

On May 14, from 10:30am-12:30pm, at Chedoke Arena, join the Hamilton Heat for a Come Try Ringette Event!

Skates and helmet required, and may be provided if needed with some notice.

There will be an hour of ice where children will have an opportunity to try the sport of Ringette, in a fun, safe environment. The event will be supervised by experienced coaches and player volunteers. Snacks and refreshments will be provided after the event and there will be a brief information session explaining the program that Hamilton Ringette offers.

For more information and to register for this event please visit: http://www.cometryringette.ca/event/come-try-ringette-event-hamilton-heat/

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Sun Apr 17, 2016, Updated Wed May 11, 2016

National Ringette School Summer Camp Contest!

Hamilton Ringette is partnering with the National Ringette School to send three players to a summer camp being held in Paris this August 8-12th. This camp has been hugely successful out west in helping players reach their full potential and is now being offered for the first time in our region.  Details of the camp can be found online here.

In order to enter, players must submit an essay on one of three topics;

  1. Why I love Ringette
  2. How to make Ringette more popular
  3. Life lessons learned from Ringette

Contest is open to all HRA players with birth years from 2001-2008. Essays must be submitted by a parent/guardian via email to president@hamiltonringette.ca by April 9th 2016.  Submissions may be posted online.  Winners will be selected by random draw and announced at the AGM on April 16, 2016.  Please review details of the camp prior to entering to ensure this opportunity will be used.  Players who have already registered in the camp will be reimbursed if they are picked.

Please contact Paul at president@hamiltonringette.ca if you have any questions.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Mar 10, 2016

Coaching Applications Now Being Accepted For 2016/2017

Coaching Applications are now being accepted for the 2016/2017 season. Forms can be found online under HRA Information, Documents & Forms, Coaching Application. Applications can be sent to Sarah Dawson at coaching@hamiltonringette.ca or handed in at the AGM. Please note the deadline to apply is April 30, 2016. Should you have any questions related to training and/or qualifications please contact Sarah.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Mar 10, 2016

Notice of AGM & Open HRA Executive Positions for the 2016/2017 Season
  • Secretary Open – (Two year term)
  • Treasurer Open – Nominated - Dana Gavin (Two year term)
  • Referee in Chief Open – (Two year term)

Convenors (All one year terms)

  • Bunny/LTS & Equipment Manager – Nominated Andy Mouse - Open
  • Novice – Open
  • Petite – Nominated - Sarah Weicker - Open
  • Belle – Nominated - Caroline Martin - Open
  • Open B – 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 or any current member of the Board. Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting on April 16, 2016, at the Community Living Hamilton Headquarters, 191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 1Y6 following the Awards Banquet at 1:00pm.  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
President
Hamilton Ringette
president@hamiltonringette.ca

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Mar 10, 2016

National Ringette School Summer Camps

The National Ringette School has launched their Summer 2016 camp registration.

Ontario Camps:

  • Sault Ste Marie - July 4 to 7
  • Ottawa 1 - July 4 to 8
  • Sudbury - July 9 to 12
  • Ottawa 2 - July 11 to 15
  • Goderich - July 14 to 16
  • Waterloo - July 18 to 22
  • London - July 25 to 29
  • Brant - August 8 to 12
  • Richmond Hill 1 - August 15 to 19
  • Richmond Hill 2 - August 22 to 26

NRS instructors are an amazing group of athletes with years of experience. Many NRS staff have played for Senior and Junior Team Canada, Team USA, The National Ringette League, University Teams, and U19 Team Canada Teams.

For more information and to register, visit: thenrs.com

 

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Fri Feb 19, 2016

2nd Annual Skate-A-Thon

Hamilton Ringette Association's 2nd Annual Skate-A-Thon is taking place on Sunday, Feb. 14th from 3-5pm at Inch Park Arena. This year’s theme will be Valentine's day!! Pledge sheet are available from your coaches or team Convener’s. Lots of great exciting prizes to be won. The Grand prize draw will be for a pair of Toronto Raptor's tickets. Other prizes include Heat spirit wear, a girls night in basket, gift cards and candy/treats.  This year’s event will also be covered by SNAPD Hamilton. We hope to see you all there!!

Volunteers are still needed to help at this event.  Please contact Our fundraising Director Roberta Rankin at publicity@hamiltonringette.ca if you are able to volunteer with this event either on or off the ice.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Fri Feb 5, 2016

U12 Team Takes Gold at Burlington BLAST Tournament

Congratulations to the Hamilton U12 Team who went a perfect 5 and 0 to capture the gold at the annual Ringette Association of Burlington tournament!

We are so proud of our girls who've progressed so far in the last couple of years, turning in a dominating performance by scoring 34 goals for and only allowing 8 against!  As always our Goalie Maddy was a wall when needed and it was great to see all team members contribute to our success.

Perhaps even more fun for the girls was all the time spent together this weekend!  Way to go girls!


Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Jan 11, 2016

HRA Power Skating Registration Now Open

Registration for Power Skating is now open. 

The second half session will begin Thursday January 7 at 6:30pm at Chedoke arena, and run until March 17.
Note - there will be one week off (February 25) due to a league wide shooting clinic.

The cost again this session is $110.  Please note this program is intended for players 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.

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

Or Sarah Weicker vicepresident@hamiltonringette.ca

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Sat Dec 19, 2015, Updated Fri Feb 5, 2016

U12 Team Brings Home Silver!

U12 Team Brings Home Silver! 

Congratulations to the U12 team for bringing home the Silver medal at the annual St. Catherine's Ringette tournament!  Our girls showed so much heart while continuing their quest to decorate George!  What a start to the season!  Thanks for all the entertainment!  You guys make us proud!

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Nov 23, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Hamilton Heat Spirit Wear Order Window Extended

Hamilton Heat Spirit Wear order window,  has been extended.  You can now place orders until Nov. 22nd 2015.  If you have any questions regarding spirit wear please contact me at vp@hamiltonringette.ca

Niko Apparel: Team Headquarters
61 Hempstead Drive (off Nebo Rd)
Hamilton On.
L8W 2Y6
905-318-0845

http://www.teamheadquarters.ca/product-category/spiritwear/hamiltonheat/

Team Headquarters are open Mon-Fri from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm.
We can’t wait to see you all (parents/fans included) sporting your new Hamilton Heat

Sarah Weicker - HRA Vice President

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Nov 12, 2015

Hamilton Heat Spirit Wear 2015 NOW available to order!

Hamilton Heat Spirit Wear 2015 NOW available to order!

The new Hamilton Heat spirit wear catalogue is now ready for you to order from.  Please click the following link to access this year’s catalogue.  The order window will be from October 30th until November 15th.  Items will be available for pick up by Dec 11th at the latest.  You may place your order online via the link or you can go into the store to try items and place your order there.  A size run of all the items are available in the store for those who would like to try the items for size.   (If you purchase a jacket or garment/jersey bag you can have it embroidered with names and or jersey numbers for an extra charge.)

Once the orders are complete Nikko will contact you personally to let you know your order is ready for pick up. Also please keep in mind that each item has a minimum order amount, so if we are unable to meet the minimum requirements some items may need to be replaced or removed from the order.  If this was to occur you would be notified right away and your money refunded.

If you have any questions regarding spirit wear please contact me at vp@hamiltonringette.ca  

Niko Apparel: Team Headquarters
61 Hempstead Drive (off Nebo Rd)
Hamilton ON
L8W 2Y6
905-318-0845

http://www.teamheadquarters.ca/product-category/spiritwear/hamiltonheat/

Team Headquarters are open Mon-Fri from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm.

We can’t wait to see you all (parents/fans included) sporting your new Hamilton Heat Gear!!
GO HEAT!!

Sarah Weicker - HRA Vice President

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Sat Oct 31, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Hamilton Heat Ringette Pants
Hamilton Heat Ringette pants.pdf (283.13 K)

Hamilton Heat Ringette Pants (for teams U10 and up)

Your Hamilton Heat Ringette pants are ready to order.  There is a 3 week window to go into the store and be fitted for your new pants, this timeline will ensure they will be ready for the start of the season.

Fittings are available starting today Friday August 14th until Friday September 4th 2015 The cost of the pants are $50 a pair plus tax.  They will be red with white side stripes and the Hamilton Heat flames on the pant leg.  To be fitted you must bring in your equipment to try on with the pants to ensure the proper size is ordered. I have attached a flyer with a sample image of the pants for those who have not seen them yet. The store information is as follows:

Niko Apparel: Team Headquarters
61 Hempstead Drive (off Nebo Rd)
Hamilton ON
L8W 2Y6
905-318-0845

Team Headquarters are open Mon-Fri from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm.  They have asked that we please be patient with fittings as this is the most busy time of the season for them.  You may need to wait to be fitted.  If anyone has any questions at all please feel free to contact me @ vicepresident@hamiltonringette.ca

Sarah Weicker - Hamilton Ringette Association - Vice President

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Aug 20, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Equipment Lending Program

Equipment Lending Program

We will be holding the equipment lending session September 19 at Inch Park Arena at 10:30 am.  If you would like to take advantage of this program the cost is $25 for the season and includes everything your player will need except for skates, helmet and neck guard.  A deposit of $250 is required and will be returned or destroyed at the end of the season.

For more info please contact Paul Vriends president@hamiltonringette.ca

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Aug 20, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Power Skating

Power Skating

Registration for Power Skating is now open. 

The first half session will begin Thursday October 8 at 6:30pm at Chedoke arena, and run until December 17.
Note - there will be one week off (Nov. 12) due to a coaching clinic.

The cost again this year is $110.Please note this program is intended for players 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.

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

Or Sarah Weicker vicepresident@hamiltonringette.ca

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Aug 20, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Come Try Ringette

Come Try Ringette

On Saturday, Sept 19, 2015 at 10:30am Hamilton Ringette will be hosting “A Come Try Ringette” event at Inch Park Arena.

Returning players who bring a friend will receive a $5 Tim Horton's gift card.

Bring a friend, have a great time back on the ice, make a craft and enjoy some pizza!!!

Please go to www.ComeTryRingette.ca to register your friend so we know how many participants to expect.

If you would like to help out with this event please contact Roberta Rankin.  We are looking for parent and player volunteers.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Thu Aug 20, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Open ‘A’ (18+) & McMaster Ringette Club Tryouts

Open ‘A’ (18+) & McMaster Ringette Club

...will be holding tryouts at the following locations and times:

Wednesday, September 9th
8:30-9:30pm
Mountain Arena (25 Hester St.)

Wednesday, September 16th
8:15-9:15pm
Mohawk 4 Ice Centre (Quads) (710 Mountain Brow Blvd.)

Cost per tryout will be $10.00 per skater
(It is strongly recommended/suggested that you attend both sessions)

McMaster students please bring a copy of the front and back of your student card.
At the registration table there will be information sheets related to each team of what is in store for the 15/16 season.

  • Open ‘A’ only players – only sign the Open ‘A’ registration sheet
  • McMaster only players – only sign the McMaster registration sheet
  • McMaster players who also wish to try-out for the Open ‘A’ team – please sign both registration sheets

Sunday night is our home ice with Open A at 7:00pm and McMaster at 8:00pm

  • Open ‘A’ is pretty much every Sunday plus an occasional travel day Saturday mixed in
  • McMaster has a reduced schedule and rarely any travel dates 

Should you have any questions or would like any additional information, please contact:
Coach Rob Levely
905-730-9470 (text or phone)
rlevely@bell.net

See you all on the ice soon.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Aug 17, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Tweens Take Home Silver At Regionals!

Tweens Take Home Silver At Regionals!

Congratulations to the Tween Team for earning Silver at Regionals!  The girls showed a lot of character and made us all proud!  Every player stepped up and contributed in a full team effort. Way to go girls!!!

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Apr 20, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Open HRA Executive Positions for the 2015/2016 Season

Open HRA Executive Positions for the 2015/2016 Season

  • President – Paul Vriends (One year remaining)
  • Vice President Open – Nominated - Sarah Weicker (Two year term)
  • Registrar Open – Nominated - Corinne Love (Two year term)
  • Coaching Coordinator Open - Nominated - Sarah Dawson (Two year term)
  • Secretary Open – Nominated - Dana Gavin (Two year term)
  • Treasurer Open – (Two year term)
  • Referee in Chief Open – Nominated – Judy Jacobs (Two year term)
  • Fundraising & Publicity Open - (Two year term)
  • Past President – Kelly Tinker

Convenors (All one year terms)

  • Bunny/LTS & Equipment Manager – Open
  • Novice – Open
  • Petite – Open
  • Tween – Open
  • Junior – Nominated - Caroline Martin Open
  • Open A – Open
  • Mac - Open

Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Vriends if you are interested "or" if you would like more information regarding the roles and responsibilities for these positions. If you would like to nominate someone, please contact Paul. Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting on April 19, 2015, at the Community Living Hamilton Headquarters, 191 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 1Y6 at 4:00pm. It is our hope to avoid nominations from the floor to ensure those nominated have an opportunity to have some time to consider the nomination to ensure they have the time and interest required to fulfill the role.

Thanks,
Paul Vriends
Acting President
Hamilton Ringette
president@hamiltonringette.ca

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Sun Apr 12, 2015, Updated Thu Aug 20, 2015

2015-2016 Registration is now open for the upcoming season!

"Late" Registration Rates in Effect

Please note we have moved to an incremental registration rate system this year.  For returning players, please be sure to take advantage of the Spring rate by July 6, 2015 to ensure the best price.

New this year!

  • A multi player discount of $50 for each additional player in a single family when registered together.

  • A $50 finder fee for referring a new player who registers and pays in full. Rebates will be issued after November 15, 2015. Maximum referral rebate not to exceed paid registration.

Learn To Skate and Bunny (U8) players may wish to take advantage of our equipment lending program.  A full set of Ringette equipment (minus skates, helmet and neck guard) can be rented for $25 for the season.  For more info please contact equipment@hamiltonringette.ca

2015/2016 Rates





 

Spring

Fall

Late

 

(April 1 - July 6)

(July 6 - Sept. 30)

(Oct.1 - Oct.31)

Learn To Skate/Bunny (U8)

$199

$249

$299

 

 

 

 

Regional (U10)

$429

$479

$529

 

 

 

 

Regional (U12  - U19)

$499

$549

$599


 




* New Player
Introductory Rate
Spring, Fall or Late



For more info or to register please click HERE 

If you require any help completing the registration process or have any questions please contact:

Corinne Love, Registrar

Posted by Website Administrator, Created Wed Apr 1, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

2015 Southern Regional Championships & Bunnyfest Schedules Released

2015 Southern Regional Championships & Bunnyfest Schedules Released 

The schedules for the 2015 Southern Regional Championships & Bunnyfest have been released.

The Championship Tournament runs from Thursday, April 2 to Saturday, April 4 at Centennial Arena and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Etobicoke.

 Click here for full schedule details.

Posted by Hannah van Zanden, Created Mon Mar 30, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Hamilton Open A wins Porvincial Bronze

Hamilton Open A wins Provincial Bronze

Hamilton Open ‘A’ team capped off a very successful season with a well-earned Bronze at Provincials in Newmarket in the McCarthy Division Tier I.  The team finished their round robin play with a 3-1-2 record to secure their chance to go for Gold.  Wins against Markham, Carlton Univ, Valley East, ties against Western Univ. and the Ottawa Gee-Gees (who went undefeated the entire tournament), and a regulation loss to nemesis Cambridge.  Hamilton lost a key player in their 5th game of the tourney but managed to fill the void with total team effort but could not hold off Cambridge in the 2 vs. 3 game.  Ottawa would end up winning it all.
 
The coaches are proud to be part of a great team consisting of:  Tisha Barnes, Sam Coleman, Kendra Wait, Christine Haynes, Danielle Clark, Shay Armstrong, Brit Firth, Heather Heaps, Carly Flemming, Brianne O’Rourke, Stephanie Black, Melissa Black, Sam Carruthers.
 
Looking forward to next season ladies.

Coach
Rob Levely

Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Mon Mar 30, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

McMaster University wins Ontario Adult Invitational Cup

McMaster University wins Ontario Adult Invitational Cup

Congratulations to McMaster for achieving their first OAIC Gold in their inaugural entry in the event.  Their start was slow but the team managed to pull together to secure a top four finish out of 12 teams in the Open ‘BB’ division.  With a round robin record of 2-1-1 they finished in 4th place and lined up for a semi-final game against #1 Caledonia.  McMaster rallied despite early deep penalty trouble to down Caledonia 5-3 for the right to go for Gold, but lost outstanding goalie Quantrill in the process to a hip injury.  Meeting Pickering in the final with a substitute goalie in Alex Farmer (thanks Alex), McMaster game back from a 2-0 deficit to win 5-3 with full team effort and confidence they could prevail.
 
The coaches are extremely proud how well the team played together, disciplined and a belief in themselves with as little game and practice time we had together as a team.  Well done ladies, and let’s do this again next season.
 
Team members:  Jenny Sage, Kendra Wait, Hillary Quantrill, Ciara Levely, Amelia Savoie, Kelly Long, Melanie Gascoine, Rebecca Lariviere, Madison Vickers, Taylor Blatchley, Torie Frisina, Shay Armstrong.  Additional members are Tracey Neufeld, Megan Levesque, Melissa Davies

Coach
Rob Levely

Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Mon Mar 30, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

HRA Constitution and Bylaws

 Proposed Revisions to the Constitution

On behalf of the Hamilton Ringette Association I ask that you please review the attached documents which will be discussed and voted upon at the next Annual General Meeting set for April 19 2015 at 4pm, at the Community Living Headquarters, 191 York Blvd, Hamilton ON L8R 1Y6.

Thank you
Paul Vriends
Acting President

HRA Memo Constitution.pdf

HRA Constitution Draft Final February10.pdf

HRA Bylaws Draft.pdf

 


Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Wed Feb 18, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

HRA Tag Day

HRA Tag Day

The Hamilton Ringette Assocaition wishes to thank everyone who was  involved with our first Tag Day on Sat. Jan 24th 2015.  The day was a HUGE success and a lot of fun!  Way to go HEAT!!

   

Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Tue Jan 27, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Hamilton's #1 Tournament Team

Hamilton's #1 Tournament Team!!!

Hamilton U10 participated in the 21st Annual Burlington Ringette Tournament, once again bringing home the silver medal!  Our girls are proving to be a tough team to play against as they battled hard and never gave up to twice come back from a two goal deficit and win!  The coaches are very proud of each player as everyone made key contributions throughout the tournament to secure a place in the final. Our goalie Madison also continues to improve, leaving the other teams frustrated and confused!

A special notice to all other challengers; you'd better get your fans out 'cause here comes the Heat!

Go Hamilton!!!

Photo Left to Right Back row: Coaches:  Paul V, Matt, Ken, Sarah absent: Paul B
Middle row: Beth Van Zanden, Marisa Vriends, Hailey Bruzesse, Cecilia Eaton, Skylar Goodwin
Front row: Maxime Bernier, Tatum Robertson, Hadley Diskos, Katelyn Leinster, Lucas Rankin, Jorja Weicker, Sienna Gavin
Goaltender: Madison Caron

Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Mon Jan 12, 2015, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Novice Wins Silver Medal

 Hamilton U10 Brings Home Silver !!   Congratulations !!

The U10 Hamilton Ringette team participated in the St. Catharine’s 34th Annual Ringette Tournament bringing home the silver medal!  Hamilton finished as the #1 ranked team based on goal differential thanks to a phenomenal performance by Madison Caron behind a solid defensive unit. Our team also scored an amazing 31 goals over 5 games!
Best of all was seeing the kids bond as a team and progress so far in only a few short days!  Way to go Heat!!!

Team Picture with their silver medals
Back row left to right: Skylar Goodwin, Cecilia Eaton, Lucas Rankin, Tatum Robertson, Hailey Bruzzese, Beth van Zanden, Jorja Weicker
Front row left to right: Katelyn Leinster, Sienna Gavin, Hadley Diskos, Madison Caron, Marisa Vriends, Maxime Bernier

Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Mon Nov 24, 2014, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

SRRL Schedule (TheOneDB)
NEW LINK ADDED ON HRA WEBSITE

The Southern Region Ringette League GAME schedule/results can be accessed via the link on the left hand side panel from HRA's Home Page.

Click on SRRL Schedule (TheOneDB) to access.

Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Sat Oct 26, 2013, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Team of the week: Hamilton Heat Novice Ringette - Recognizing Hamilton’s amateur athletes and teams
 Congratulations to the Novice team for making news !!  Click here to read the article in the Hamilton Spectator. 

Posted by Website Administrator, Created Tue Apr 30, 2013, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

U10 ** Brings home the Gold Medal at Southern Regionals!
U10 ** Brings home the Gold Medal at Southern Regionals!
Going undefeated this past weekend in the Falls the 2012-2013 Novice Hamilton Heat team took home the gold.  On Thursday they beat St. Catherine's 4 - 2 and then Friday they tackled Ayr with a close match 3 - 2!   This gave our team a spot into the finals on Saturday!   After falling 3 - 2 in the first period, we turned up the HEAT and won 6 - 3 versus Ayr!   Congrats to all players on a well played game and a very fun weekend!  The coaches are proud of each and every one of you!

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Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Mon Apr 1, 2013, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

U14 ** Gets the Silver Medal at Southern Regionals
“U14” Gets the Silver Medal at Southern Regionals!
The girls went unbeaten in Round Robin play this weekend to meet Niagara Falls in the Championship Game.   Congratulations to the girls for a hard fought Championship Game.

Job Well Done Girls!
 
Back Row: #6 Emilie Jolin, #7 Lindsay Harrison, #3 Holly Pring
Middle Row: #14 Caitlin Robinson, #16 Serena Carino, #5 Alexandra Martin, #12 Emma Willock
Front Row: #9 Katie Shadwell, #15 Meredith Elstone, #11 Millenia Carino, #13 Dejah Davis, #1 Megan Richer




Posted by Gayle Sebastian, Created Mon Apr 1, 2013, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

Ringette World Under-19 Championship - Article

 Emily Bakker of The Cambridge Turbos battles the Richmond Hill Lightning for the ring during their National Ringette League game in Cambridge on October 27, 2012. (Glenn Lowson For The Globe and Mail) 

Not your granny’s ringette any more

Posted by Website Administrator, Created Fri Dec 28, 2012, Updated Mon Jan 11, 2016

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