Our Sport

Ringette in Canada

Ringette is our sport!! It was developed in 1963 in North Bay Ontario, by Canadian Sam Jacks. Sam wanted to develop an on-ice skating game for girls, to address some of the deficiencies in the delivery of sport to girls. The game was designed to keep people moving and encourage participation.
Ringette is now played internationally in Finland, Sweden and the United States. The sport has also been introduced to Japan, Australia, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland. A Senior and Junior World Championship is held every two years.

Ringette in Manitoba

The sport of Ringette was introduced in Manitoba in 1967 in Fort Garry, with the Manitoba Ringette Association (Ringette Manitoba) established in 1972.
Currently Manitoba has just under 2000 registered players ranging in ages from 3 to 60.

Safe Sport Environment

We promote a no intentional contact policy when it comes to the physical aspects of the game. Game rules are designed to help protect the players, and ensure that the game is conducted in a safe environment.

Ringette is more than the game on ice. There is a community within Ringette amongst players and supporters. A community that creates relationships and social aspects well beyond the sport. Due to the growth of the game in this country, it is a sport that a family can be involved in for a lifetime – as a player, volunteer, official, or coach. Ringette participants become part of a very positive community that exists outside the game itself.


Our sport has a strong sense of community amongst players and supporters. A community that creates relationships and social aspects well beyond the sport, that last much longer than the time spent playing the game.

Unlike other sports, we provide female role models and leaders as examples to all athletes at all levels and in all aspects of the sport, from athletes, to coaching, officiating, and administration.

Ringette is a community that you join for a lifetime.

Ringette has a personality, a style about it that has led to the development of a very committed community of players and supporters. There is an emotional connection to our sport that is consistent and appealing. The Ringette community is a family.