Learn-to-Skate/Play (Etobicoke Ringette)

PrintLearn-to-Skate/Play

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Coordinator: 
Doug Smith  [email protected]   416-241-4947

 

This program is designed to create a fun and social environment where young children can learn to skate and develop skills at their own pace. The program is led by experienced instructors with support from some of our teenage players (participant to instructor ratio is about 5:1 depending on skill level). At the beginning of the program, we offer nearly one-on-one assistance for non-skaters until they can stand and shuffle along.

The Learn-to-Skate component is designed to teach young children 4 years and older skating skills. Children in this program start as non-skaters or have very basic skating skills. Participants will learn about balance, striding, stopping, turns and falling through drills and games with an emphasis on fun. As their skating skills improve they will learn some of the fundamentals of ringette. At the end of the program participants will be ready to proceed to the Learn-to-Play component or our Novice House League (for players under 11 years old). For the Learn-to-Skate component, participants require only basic equipment:

  • Sports skates (not figure skates),
  • CSA approved helmet with chinstrap (not a bicycle helmet),
  • Thick, lined gloves or hockey gloves,
  • BNQ certified neck protector.

The Learn-to-Play component is offered to children between 5 and 10 years of age who have some skating ability. This component is oriented to children who are interested in improving skating skills, learning ringette skills, and playing ringette scrimmages/games. Even though improving skating skills is the focus of the program, participants will use sticks and learn ring handling, shooting and passing. Basic ringette games are introduced as the season progresses.

Participants should wear full ringette equipment:

  • Sports skates (not figure skates),
  • CSA approved helmet with chinstrap (not a bicycle helmet),
  • Hockey gloves,
  • BNQ certified neck protector,
  • Approved ringette face-mask,
  • Elbow, shoulder and shin pads,
  • Ringette girdle or hockey pants,
  • Athletic protector,
  • Ringette stick and rings are provided.

Later in the season participants may have the opportunity to play other teams. By the end of the program participants will be ready to proceed to our Novice House League.

Although ringette has historically been organized for girls, boys are welcome in the Learn-to-Play/Skate Program.

The program runs for the full season from October 14th to March 3rd (20 one-hour sessions) at Centennial Arena on Saturdays at 5:15 pm.

 

The registration fee includes: 

  • 20 one-hour sessions,
  • Jersey,
  • Individual and group picture,
  • Trophy,
  • Ticket to year-end banquet.
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