FUNdamentals Ringette - Delivered in Partnership
This year Burnaby New Westminster Ringette & Coquitlam Port Moody Ringette have partnered to ensure our FUNdamental athletes can be on the ice twice a week without raising fees! The best part is that the ice times are on a set schedule so you can plan all the other activities your child wants to do!
# 1 Ice Times
Each week your child will have a club ice time and an integrated ice time. Club ice times will have the FUN 1 & FUN 2 teams from your association sharing ice. The second ice time will be integrated with athletes from both associations. FUN 1s and FUN 2s will have separate integrated ice times. Your child will have two ice times most weeks.
Generally, the regular season starts after the Thanksgiving weekend in October and concludes at the end of February. There is no ringette scheduled over the winter holidays. FUNdamental divisions will be scheduled for a limited number of early season ice times in September.
# 2 Schedule
Burnaby New Westminster Ringette Association Teams
Coquitlam Port Moody Ringette Association Teams
# 3 Mark Your Calendars
# 4 Athlete Development
We will be using the Ringette Canada’s Development Program (more resources from Ringette BC). This progressive program ensures children are introduced to the sport in a positive and developmentally appropriate way. The game has been modified for beginners to ensure athletes have more opportunities to hold the ring, shoot and pass. There are three levels: Fun 1, Fun 2 and Fun 3 (formerly U10). Game play ranges from cross-ice in FUN 1 to half ice in Fun 2 and finally to full ice in Fun 3. Your child will be evaluated and placed in a skill group that best matches your child's ability and maturity.
# 5 Invite your friends to Come Try Ringette
Both associations are hosting free Come Try Ringette events in September. Help us spread the word! Please share information on your social media platforms and with your networks. Coquitlam events. Burnaby events.
# 6 Ringette is powered by volunteers
Both BNWR and CPMR associations (aka clubs) are powered by volunteers. There are no paid staff. All our services and programs run because a caring person made it happen. Please show gratitude and appreciation to our dedicated volunteers by expressing your thanks and helping them out whenever you can.
Volunteerism is the way clubs create a strong sense of community. We are lucky to have many non-parent adults and youth athletes that volunteer in our sport in addition to parents/guardians. We also need parents to volunteer as on-ice helpers, coaches, managers and team social organizers. To promote life-long participation in sport, ringette requires at least one female role model to be on the ice. Contact your association’s executive if you would like to volunteer. Mentorship and support are provided.