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Grab your skates, helmets, gloves and try ringette for free this weekend

Pre-registration for the free events this weekend is suggested, but drop-ins are welcome; the Newmarket Rays have many players from Bradford West Gwillimbury

The Newmarket Ringette and District Association invites you to bring your children aged four and up to try the fast-paced sport at two free upcoming events.

Ringette is said to be one of the fastest team sports for girls on ice, although boys are welcome to try the sport at the local Come try Ringette events.

According to Ringette Canada, like hockey, ringette is played on ice with skates and sticks with six players per team on the ice at once. The objective is to score goals by shooting the object of play into the opposing team’s net at either end of the rink during stop-time periods of play.

But this is where the comparisons between ringette and hockey end, the association states. The stick is straight and the players pursue a rubber ring, not a puck, and there is no intentional body contact.

Skates, helmets and gloves/mitts are required, but sticks and rings will be provided.

Each new skater who attends will have their names entered into a draw for $150 off their first-year registration (non-transferrable). The events are also a good time to learn more about the organization’s equipment lending program for new and beginner players, as well as the learn to play program.

Here’s the details for the two upcoming Come try Ringette events:

  • Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m., East Gwillimbury Sports Complex, 1914B Mount Albert Rd., Sharon
  • Sunday, April 14 at 11 a.m., Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Dr., Newmarket

Pre-registration is suggested, but drop-ins are always welcome. Visit here to register and learn more.

To learn more about the association and its Newmarket Rays team, visit here.