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Come Try Ringette – Oct 2nd @ Trout Lake

If you live in Vancouver, come join the Vancouver Ringette Association at 3:45 PM on October 2nd for FREE Come Try Ringette events for anyone ages 4 -14 years old!

Come out to the Trout Lake Community Centre, strap on some skates, grab a stick and
a ring, and try this fun sport!

Vancouver Ringette offers participants the chance to come out on the ice, play games,
and test your skill with activities that are age suitable. Beginner skaters are welcome
and encouraged to attend!
What you need to bring:

  • Warm clothes including gloves and jackets
  • Skates and helmets (skates and helmets will be provided if needed at no charge)
  • Recommended: Protective padding such as elbow and knee pads

Pre-Registration for the event is required – limited spaces available! Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the ice time so equipment can be fitted properly. 

Event Details: 

  • Location: Trout Lake Arena, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 3:45PM – 4:45PM (please arrive by 3:30PM)

If you are interested in joining ringette or if you have any further questions please contact Kosa Smyrnis at vra.come.try.ringette@gmail.com

Please note all participants will need a waiver signed by their parent/guardian prior to getting on the ice.  To expedite registration for this event feel free to pre-fill this form and bring it with you.

Come Try Ringette – Sept. 2nd @ Trout Lake

Vancouver Ringette is hosting a FREE Come Try Ringette Event at the Trout Lake Community Center Arena on September 2nd, 2022 between 4-5pm.

Come Try Ringette introduces children and youth how to play ringette. This free event is open to everyone between the ages of 4-14.

At this fun event, participants will play games and learn drills that are suitable for all skill levels. Beginner skaters are welcome and encouraged to attend!

All the details (arrival times, equipment, etc) are at cometryringette.ca . For any questions, please contact: vra.come.try.ringette@gmail.com

2022/23 Practice Times

These are the tentative practice times for the 2022/2023 season.  Times and locations may change depending on team size and ice requirements.

  • Fundamentals 1
    • Sunday, 8:45-10am at Trout Lake
  • Fundamentals 2
    • Sunday, 8:45-10am at Trout Lake (Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 am at Kitsilano may be used if Sunday morning is at capacity)
  • U10
    • Saturday, 7:15 – 8:15am at Kitsilano
  • U12
    • Friday, 5:15 to 6:15pm  at Trout Lake
  • U14
    • Friday, 6:30 to 7:45pm at Trout Lake
  • U16, U19 and Open will rotate the following ice times:
    • Wednesday, 8:45 to 10pm at Hillcrest
    • Saturday, 9:15 to 10:45pm at Killarney
    • Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30am at Kitsilano (optional)

VRA End of Summer Camp 2022

Just a note to let you know that registration for the VRA End of Summer Camp is open to other associations and we’re seeing a big uptake from players outside of VRA. As well we will be advertising wider and earlier this year.  If you are planning to register please do so sooner, rather than later, to avoid disappointment. Also consider bringing a friend to introduce them to ringette!

For those who can’t wait, just register here >>>  VRA End of Summer Camp 2022

Vancouver Ringette Association is now in its seventh year of hosting a community level ringette summer camp at Trout Lake (3360 Victoria Drive).  This full day camp running August 29 to September 2 – it is great conditioning for the start of the season, and it also helps getting the kids acclimatized to getting up in the morning for the start of the school year.  We’ve heard time and again that our players consider this ringette camp the best summer camp they attend and they have a lot of fun with their friends on the ice.  We also have had players from other associations join our camp and they have also enjoyed all aspects of the camp.

The camp is staffed from 9 to 5 each day though we are flexible about pickups so if a shorter day is desired we can accommodate.  Campers will get 2 to 3 ice times a day with an open skate and BBQ on the final day so parents that have their own skates and helmets can join us on the ice.

The cost for this program is $300 for the entire week and it is open to skaters with birth years from 2008 to 2016. We do expect all participants to be able to skate but we have enough staff to ensure that everyone is appropriately challenged and that we can help with lacing skates!  If anyone who did not register last season they are welcome but there is an additional $20 charged for insurance.

Questions can be directed to Roxanne at vracommunications@gmail.com.  If you have a friend who is interested in trying ringette this is the best way to learn about ringette and make some friends.

For those that are interested, you can register at  VRA End of Summer Camp 2022.

Springette 2022

Springette is back this year! We will have 9 sessions of ice from April 24 to May 15, and May 29 to June 26.

This programming will be for players in U10/12 and U14/16, for community and zone players.
We have 2 sheets of ice at Sunset Arena: 5:45 to 6:30 (or 6:45 without an ice clean), and 6:45 to 7:45pm.

We are currently securing coaches and instructors for the ice times, and will assign ice times closer to the first week.

The cost will be $100 for registered players, and $120 for anyone who is not currently registered to cover insurance. Feel free to pass this on to anyone who didn’t play this year!

The link to register is: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/307648

**Please register for the level you will be playing in the Fall of 2022**

For Fun1/2, we have partnered with Richmond Ringette to offer a great program! Details are available at: https://www.richmondringette.com/springette-2022-registration-now-open/

If you have any questions,  please feel free to email vrapres@gmail.com or vraregistrar@gmail.com

Note: The 2022/2023 season will open for registration on July 1st.

Come Try Ringette Session Info

Come join the Vancouver Ringette Association on Sunday, October 17 & 24 and November 14 & 21 for a FUN, FREE session of Ringette! Come out to Trout Lake Arena, strap on some skates, grab a stick and a ring, and try out the fastest game on ice!

Where and when?
Trout Lake Arena, 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Sessions are on October 17 & 24 and November 14 & 21 at 8:45-10:00am.

What do I need to bring?
All you need to participate is some warm clothes, a pair of gloves, and a smile! If you have any ringette or hockey gear bring them along. We can provide helmets, skates, ringette sticks and rings.

How much does it cost?
It’s free!

What ages can participate?
All kids are welcome between the ages 4 to 12 Years. No experience necessary!

Who can I contact if I have a question?
Please email VRA.Come.Try.Ringette@gmail.com

Do I need to come to all sessions?
Feel free to drop-in to one or all of the sessions!

Male Athlete Ringette Development Program

Port Coquitlam Ridge Meadows Ringette, Vancouver Ringette, Burnaby New Westminster Ringette — with support from Ringette BC — are hosting a male athlete ringette development program.

The program is for male athletes between the ages 11 and 15. Participants are welcome from all Lower Mainland associations but spaces are limited.

Each ice session will be approximately 60 minutes and will alternate between ice times in Port Coquitlam and Moody Park Arena in New Westminster. Participants do not have to currently be registered with a Ringette Association; however, if they are not there is an additional $20.00 insurance fee.

Each session will include skating skills, ringette skills, and a scrimmage. 
Coaches for the program will be from Burnaby-New Westminster Ringette, Vancouver Ringette and Port Coquitlam-Ridge Meadows Ringette.

Register and pay $100 for all 7 sessions, max 30 participants including goalies.

  • Sat Sept 25  4 – 5pm PoCo – Welcome Event! 
  • Sun Oct 10th 7:15-8:30am Moody Park 
  • Sat Oct 23rd 4pm – 5pm PoCo 
  • Sun Nov 7th 7:15-8:30am Moody Park 
  • Sat  Nov 20th  4pm – 5pm PoCo 
  • Sun Dec 5th 7:15am- 8:30 Moody Park 
  • Sat Dec 18th 4pm – 5pm PoCo

Click here to register. Once you’ve created an account, select Available Participant Packages and then choose Male Player Development Program.

Tentative Practice Times for Fall 2021

  • Fun1/2
    • Sunday at 8:30-10am at Trout Lake
  • U10
    • Saturday at 8:30-9:30am at Kitsilano
  • U12
    • Friday at 5:15 to 6:15  at Trout Lake
  • U14
    • Friday at 6:30 to 7:45 at Trout Lake
  • U16/U19 and Open will share ice
    • Hillcrest Wed 8:45 to 10pm
    • This will rotate with other ice time when the team is not practicing (Killarney or Kitsilano).