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Development Ice Schedule

Development / Evaluation Ice This Weekend

Saturday September 24th
2:30-3:30: U14/16 Development
3:30-4:30: U12 Evaluations

Sunday September 25th
3:00-4:00: U12 Evaluation Scrimmage
4:00-5:00: Open Team Practice‎

Come Try Ringette

Shuswap Ringette will be holding several Come Try Ringette events this fall.  These are a great way to give ringette a try for free.  All you need are skates, gloves and a helmet. There will be Come Try Ringette events at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm on the following dates:

September 20th - 4:30-5:30 pm
October 1st -
11:45-12:45 pm
October 15th -
12:00-1:00‎ pm

To let us know you are coming, or for additional information please contact Leigh at noviceringette@outlook.com.

2016/17 Season

Welcome to the 2016/17 Ringette Season!

Summer is over and it is now time to look forward to a new ringette season.  I would like to wish a warm welcome to new and returning ringette players and parents, and take this opportunity to communicate some information about the upcoming season.

Salmon Arm Fall Fair Parade
As has been our tradition, Shuswap Ringette will once again be participating in the annual Salmon Arm Fall Fair Parade.  The parade will take place on Saturday, September 10th, and more details will be posted on the website this week.  The event is being coordinated by Kristi Congdon (kldcongdon@gmail.com) who can be contacted with questions.

Start of Season
Most team practices will start the week after school begins (week of September 12th).  For the first two weeks of the season, Cathy Lipsett will be running the practices for all teams with a focus on power skating and skills.  This will allow team coaching staff to be organized and put into place.  The bunny team will not start until September 27th, though all bunny players are welcome to join the Come Try Ringette session on September 20th (and bring a friend!).

The first ice times will be:

U8 (bunny):  Tuesday, Sept 27th, 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Hucul.  (U8 are invited to the CTR on Sep 20th)
U10 (novice):  Tuesday, Sept 13th, 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Hucul.
U12 (petite):  Thursday, Sept 15th, 5:45 to 6:45 pm on Spectator.
U14 (tween):  Thursday, Sept 15th, 6:45 to 7:45 pm on Spectator.
U16 (junior):  Wednesday, Sept 14th, 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Spectator.
Belle/Open:  Tuesday, Sept 13th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Hucul.

Team Formation
Although we generally wait until the end of September for registration to finish before finalizing the teams, we do expect to have a team at every age level up to junior: (Bunny (U8), Novice (U10), Petite (U12), Tween (U14) and Junior (U16).

For the Belle (U19) and Open teams (18+), it is likely that the Belle aged players will be moved up to an Open B team (similar to last year).  We also expect to have an Open A team this year. 

U12 Tiering
For the first time in many years, the decision has been taken in TORL to tier the teams at the U12 level.  Generally, teams are tiered as either an “A” or “B” team.  Although many factors are taken into place when tiering a team, it is likely that the SRA U12 team will tier at “B”.  Tiering at U12 is taking place across the province, and should result in teams playing other teams of a similar skill level (particularly at tournaments).  Within TORL, it is expected that all U12 teams will play each other.

Development Ice
Last year we began to incorporate development ice times into our ice schedule.  These are extra practice times run by experienced ringette coaches that are open to mixed age groups and are intended to help in skill development.  It is the intention this year to continue and even increase the amount of development ice times.  Information about these will be posted both on the website and sent out to team managers.  These ice times are a great opportunity for players to development their skills and every player is encouraged to take advantage of them.

Marketing Ringette – Theatre Ad
In an effort to continue to grow the sport of ringette, SRA undertakes many different activities to promote the sport such as participating in the Fall Fair Parade.  This year, we have created an ad that is currently running in Salmar Theatre (the ad can also be seen on our website).  The ad has run since the start of August, and will continue to run until the end of October.  Though it is hoped that the ad will generate interest in the sport, it is still the case that the best advertising for ringette is word of mouth.  To that end, please do your part to encourage friends and acquaintances to give the sport a try.

Come Try Ringette Dates
There are currently three Come Try Ringette dates planned at the beginning of the season.  This is a great opportunity for potential players to try the sport out with no obligation or cost.  Current players are welcome to join their friends on the ice for these events.  The scheduled dates are:

September 20th - 4:30-5:30 pm
October 1st -
11:45-12:45 pm
October 15th -
12:00-1:00‎ pm

More dates may be announced so always check the website (shuswapringette.ca) for details.

Get Involved
Shuswap Ringette is an all volunteer organization.  In order for all of us to enjoy this sport, an enormous amount of time and effort is required by volunteers.  The more people we can get involved in helping out with the myriad of activities we undertake each season, the easier it is on everyone.  Please make the effort to get involved when teams or the association ask for help.

I wish you all a great season.

On behalf of the SRA Board of Directors,

Tobiah Riley
President, Shuswap Ringette Association.




Registration for the upcoming 2016/17 ringette season is NOW OPEN.  Download the updated form HERE, complete and simply drop in the SRA letter box in the foyer of SHAW CENTER or mail to Shuswap Ringette (see "Contact Us" section).  Registration must be received by JUNE 30th to be eligible for the early bird discount.  Please remember that there are several options to help with registration costs, including the SRA Payment Plan (which CAN be used in conjunction with the early bird discount).  

AA Try-outs

Hello Ringette families, 

We hope everyone is having a great summer. We don’t want to rush this summer along at all but it won’t be long before we are back at the rink kicking off another great season. 

We have a variety of AA programs this upcoming season – U14AA, U16AA and U19AA teams. We also hope to have a U12 and U14 Development program. If you know of anyone who is interested in heading up the U12 or U14 Development Programs, please let us know.  

All players within the AA program (both development and team are to register with their home association and will continue to be members of their home association). 

Here are some details about each of the programs. Please note that costs are simply ESTIMATED at this time. 

U14AA (players can double-card)

  • tryout process open to players valley-wide ($75 tryout fee, non-refundable)
  • Application and interview process for Coach who will be named shortly (applications still being accepted, let us know if you are interested)
  • 1 practice and 1 game per week (location will depend on availability of ice)
  • Estimate 15 players and a goalie
  • Estimated cost of $400 on top of home Association fees (players will be playing on 2 teams which is why the fees are set at this level)

U16AA and U19AA (players cannot double-card)

  • tryout process open to players valley-wide ($75 tryout fee, non-refundable)
  • Application and interview process for Coach who will be named prior to tryouts in early September
  • 2 practices and 1 game per week (location will depend on availability of ice)
  • Estimate 15 players and a goalie
  • Estimate additional cost of $200 on top of home Association fees

Registration for AA tryouts is NOW OPEN at www.karelo.com. If you have any questions, please let us know. Cost is $75. Non refundable.

Wishing you a fun and festive rest of the summer. See you on the ice in September!

Melissa Mallam
TORL AA Coordinator



Sunday, September 11th 4:15pm @ Jim Lind

Saturday, September 17th 5:45pm @ PV

Sunday, September 18th 5:15pm @ PV


Monday, September 5th 5:30pm @ CNC1

Tuesday, September 6th 5:15pm @ CNC2

Saturday, September 10th 11:45am @ Royal LePage


Monday, September 5th 6:45pm @ CNC1

Saturday, September 10th 1:00pm @ Royal LePage

Sunday, September 11th 5:30-6:45pm @ Jim Lind


2016 Scholarship Winners Announced!

The Shuswap Ringette Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of this years scholarships. 

The recipients are:

Tasha Johnson:  Winner of a $500 SRA Scholarship
Avia Latosky:  Winner of a $500 SRA Scholarship
Beth Lucier:  Winner of a $250 TORL Scholarship and a $250 SRA Scholarship.

Congratulations to these deserving winners!

2016 SRA Scholarship Applications

Shuswap Ringette is pleased to accept applications for the 2016 SRA Scholarship from eligible applicants. There will be up to two $500 scholarships available. The scholarship policy can be found on the SRA website within the "Resources" and "Policy" menus, or simply click HERE for the link. This policy details how to apply for a scholarship and what criteria the scholarship committee will be judging the applications by. Please read it carefully and supply all requested information.

Complete applications can be sent to Tobiah Riley at rileywater@telus.net, can be mailed to the SRA mailing address shown on the website, or can be delivered in person if prearranged. The deadline for application submissions is May 15th.

If there are any questions, please contact Tobiah Riley at the above email address.

Ringette RePlay

Has your child outgrown their ringette equipment?. Please consider donating it to Ringette Replay, where it will help a child get started in ringette. Initially we are looking for equipment suitable for the Bunnies and Novice levels. Please leave any items in the box market Ringette Replay at the arena.

Kid Sport

Kid Sport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

Click here for more details

Goalie Incentive Policy

Click here to view the NEW Goalie Incentive Policy


Click here to view a list of all required equipment.

Mentorship Program

We are also looking for someone to head up this program, please contact Leian if you are interested.

Interested females, aged 13 to 18, can participate in the mentoring programme to mentor existing players as well as recruiting new players through the "Come-Try-Ringette" Program. 
The Mentors (Coach-in-Training) will be assigned a team and will work alongside Head Coaches of the Shuswap Ringette Association.  

If you have any questions regarding the Mentorship Program, please contact Read Latoskyat email toskman@me.com

Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE to print the Mentorship Program Hourly Log Form

Long Term Athlete Development

Click here to view the Ringette Canada and 2010 Legacies -
Now Long Term Athlete development presentations.

Shuswap Ringette Association would like to thank Askew's for the use of their meeting facilities.
Shuswap Ringette Association would like to thank the City of Salmon Arm for awarding Shuswap Ringette with a $2,500 Grant in Aid that was used to send a number of our female parents to the CI Level Coaches Clinic.With this type of support our association was able to add new female coaches to our bench staff.
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