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Unclaimed Raffle Prizes

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,


Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created 14 hours ago

HRA Spirit Wear

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.




Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created 5 days ago

Teamwear Update

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.

Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created 15 days ago

HRA Spirit Wear

HRA Spirit Wear/Apparel Fitting Days



Hi all,


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.


Saturday 26th

U10 Robinson – 3:30pm to 4:30pm

U12 Wright – 4:30pm to 5:30pm

U12 Parker – 5:30pm to 6:30pm


Sunday 27th

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 petite@hamiltonringette.ca 


Thanks Brett Rivers

Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created 26 days ago

HRA Fundraiser

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 petite@hamiltonringette.ca or Melissa Noble at  hamiltonringette@yahoo.com

Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Tue Oct 8, 2019

Power Skating

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

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

Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Sat Sep 28, 2019, Updated Mon Sep 30, 2019

Join us this Saturday for a FREE Come Try Ringette Event! Registration below.
DATE: Saturday, September 7, 2019
LOCATION: Bill Friday Arena (Lawfield), 150 Folkestone Ave, Hamilton, ON L8V 4R6, Canada TIME: 3:30 - 5:30 pm (4:00 - 5:00 on ice portion)

*Participants must be 4 years of age or older and able to stand on their own on the ice. You will be required to have a ringette/hockey helmet, gloves and skates for this event. Sticks and rings will be provided.

This event will take place following the COME TRY REFFING EVENT! Volunteers are needed for both events. Please contact Stephanie at heatringette@gmail.com
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Sat Aug 31, 2019

Hamilton and McMaster University Tryouts and Ice Times

Hamilton and McMaster University Tryouts and Ice Times

  • 18+A – Hamilton Open 18+A Team (TEAM IS NOW FULL)
  • 18+U – McMaster University Team (Provincial University Division – only MAC students)
  • 18+B – McMaster Open 18+B Team (Regional mix of MAC players and Open players)


(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

Text:  905-730-9470

Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Fri Aug 30, 2019, Updated Sat Aug 31, 2019

HRAs adult rec registration is now open!
DATE:  Friday nights from 9-10 pm beginning October 4 for 27 weeks.
COST: $325

In order for us to proceed with this timeslot, we must have 20 fully paid registrants by August 28th. Registration is payable by check only to Jon Ahrens and instructions are included on the registration site. This registration is open to any adult 18+ or over in any area - so you are encouraged  to pass this on to family and friends! We will also collect names for substitutions in case we are short players on any given week.

To confirm payment has been mailed, please email: jonahrens@gmail.com
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Mon Aug 19, 2019

Last chance for Coaching Applications Aug 30, 2019

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 coaching@hamiltonringette.ca either by picture or scanned document.

Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Wed Aug 14, 2019

Ti-Cats 50/50 a Great Success!
This year's ticats 50/50 draw was another huge success!!!! For the second year in a row our group was able to raise nearly $32,000!!!!

These funds will go a long way to help the HRA continue to provide the amazing services and programs that we offer your children. Thank you to the Hamilton Tiger-cats and the Bulldogs foundation for allowing us to continue to run this event.

To all of our volunteers that took time out of their busy lives to come and support us last night; a huge Thank You and an even bigger pat on the back.  Everyone in Hamilton Ringette owes you a debt of gratitude for all of your amazing work. The Tiger Cats had nothing but amazing things to say about all of you

Also a huge congratulations to the group of Maureen, Carm, Jada and Lexi who out sold Everyone by over $1,000 including the online sales!

Thank you all, you were amazing,
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Sat Jun 29, 2019

2019/2020 Registration is NOW OPEN

Regsitration is now open! Please click the link below to register or paste link into your browser! 


Our new site:

  • will automatically put you into your proper playing divisions
  • information completed will feed into your team's communication tool - this will be the main tool used by your coaching staff to communicate all game/practices for the upcoming year as well as information dispersed by the HRA
  • have your child's photo ready for upload during registration!
  • once a profile is created, you will not need to do it again in the future
  • please be patient with our new system and if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through the HRA website


  • Early bird deadline is July 14th and all payments must be received in full at time of registration in order to take advantage of this rate 
  • As of July 15th, payment installment options will be made avaailable
  • All new players to ringette will recieve a discounted rate for their first year
  • Credit card and offline payments are accepted

Division ages (based on 2019-2020 season):

  • LTS/U8 – 7 years and under (2012 and all new players)
  • U10 – 9 years and under (2010-2011)
  • U12 – 11 years and under (2008-2009)
  • U14 – 13 years and under (2006-2007)
  • U16 – 15 years and under (2004-2005)
  • McMaster/Open A – 18 years and older (2001)
2019-2020 Registration Fees: 
  • LTS/U8 – $225
  • U10 – $550
  • U12 – $625
  • U14 – $625
  • U16 – $625
  • McMaster/Open A  TBD
  • Adult Rec - TBD
*Early bird rates will apply until July 14 - $100 off registration for U10-U16 divisions.
Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Sat Jun 29, 2019, Updated Sat Jun 29, 2019

Thinking about Reffing?

How many teams are there in a Ringette game? 

Have you thought about joining the 3rd team. 



We are looking for new officials for this upcoming season.


Anyone that is interested in becoming a Ringette Official should fill out the simple form.  We will contact you with more details.


  • How well do you know the game of Ringette?
  • Learn real life work skills; self confidence, problem solving, teamwork, responsibility, time management?
  • Extra ice time to improve your playing skills?
  • Give back to the sport and the future of the game?
  • A part time job that caters to your playing schedule?
  • Extra curricular activities towards college applications?
  • Make great new friends within the refereeing community?
  • Game fees start at @ $20.00/game?


We offer theoretical and practical training coarses, recruitment activities by knowledgeable and passionately experienced support team. 


Please click or copy and paste on the link provided.


Posted by Jon Ahrens, Created Fri Jun 28, 2019


Follow the below link to complete your registration. The new form will automatically place you into the correct division; limited adjustments to divisional play may be made with Southern Region Approval after registration is complete.

The registration form is tied to your TeamSnap account that will be managed by your coach so please have the following information ready:
  • Player photo for upload
  • Player dietary/medical information you wish to share with your bench staff
Division ages (based on 2019-2020 season)


  • LTS/U8 – 7 years and under (2012 and all new players)
  • U10 – 9 years and under (2010-2011)
  • U12 – 11 years and under (2008-2009)
  • U14 – 13 years and under (2006-2007)
  • U16 – 15 years and under (2004-2005)
  • McMaster/Open A – 18 years and older (2001)


2019-2020 Registration Fees: 
  • LTS/U8 – $225
  • U10 – $550
  • U12 – $625
  • U14 – $625
  • U16 – $625
  • McMaster/Open A  TBD
  • Adult Rec - TBD
*Early bird rates will apply until July 14 - $100 off registration for U10-U16 divisions.

Payment Options:
  • Credit Card or offline payments via check are accepted
  • Beginning July 15,  payment installment option will be available through the system. Full funds must be received prior to September 30, 2019.
Posted by natalie brewster, Created Tue Jun 25, 2019

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
Posted by natalie brewster, Created Wed May 22, 2019

AGM / Luncheon

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


Posted by Paul Vriends, Created Wed Mar 27, 2019

3 on 3 Spring Ringette League
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

Posted by Paul Vriends, Created Sun Mar 17, 2019, Updated Sun Mar 17, 2019

2019/20 HRA Board Positions

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.
Posted by natalie brewster, Created Thu Feb 21, 2019

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