Come out and celebrate 50 years of the fastest game on ice! The Lorette Ringette Association is proud of the hard work and accomplishments of their players. For the girls to succeed, the dedication of coaches, managers and volunteers offering positive direction on and off the ice helps to make a positive environment for their development.

For those new to Ringette, it is a true Canadian sport. It was first introduced 50 years ago, in 1963, in North Bay, Ontario. Developed originally for girls, it is a fast paced team sport played on ice in which players use a straight stick to pass, carry, and shoot a rubber ring to score goals. The game has two periods, with five players and a goalie on at a time. The rules for body contact are stricter, as there is no intentional body contact allowed. The challenge of catching the moving ring on the end of the stick takes quick reflexes. Once stabbed, it is easier to control, allowing for a fast and exciting game. With the rules of passing, it allows more players to have contact, and creates opportunities for all skill levels to be part of the action. When everyone works together, players learn teamwork through communication, and the ability to trust their instincts.

Players can start as young as four, and play well into their adult years. It is truly a sport for life. Ringette is an awesome way to build long-lasting friendships while building strong confident girls. Ringette also offers the girls a chance to play locally, regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Open to girls living in Lorette, Ile des Chenes, Grande Pointe, Dufresne, Landmark or Ste. Anne. With a well-established organized club run by parents and volunteers, we ask everyone to help promote fair play, fun, fitness and friendship in an environment dedicated to personal development for all ages.

For more information, please contact loretteringettepresident@gmail.com