Rockyford Ringers to host try Ringette event | DrumhellerMail
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Rockyford Ringers to host try Ringette event


The Rockyford Hockey and Ringette Association (RHRA) is having their annual “Come Try Ringette” day on Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Rockyford.
It is a completely free event and no experience is necessary to participate. Any child over the age of four is welcome and encouraged to register.
Julie Wallace, the Ringette Vice-President for the RHRA, tells the Mail, “We are looking for anyone aged 4+. Next season we are hoping to offer teams at the U10 (4-9), U12 (10-11), U14 (11-12) and U19 (17-19) levels. Currently we have no limit on participants. If we get a lot of interest, we will add another ice time another day. No one interested will be turned away! All players are welcome to join our teams. We accept all abilities and learn and grow together.”
Teams in the Zone 2 League for U10 play in Rockyford, Strathmore, Indus, Airdrie, Cochrane and Foothills. Teams in the Chinook League play in the same mentioned places as well as Calgary.
Extra sticks are available for the event and the only equipment needed to participate is skates, gloves and a helmet. There are equipment swaps commonly available for those families who have players that have outgrown their equipment or may have extra they’re not using.
“Rockyford has a long standing tradition with ringette and we are proud to continue to offer the sport in our area and give opportunities to our young girls. Many of our players have moved on to play elite ringette or have continued to play as adults. We also have two competitive adult teams. Our association received a Ringette Excellence Award in 2023 and we have had ringette in our community since 1991!” says Wallace. “If people are interested but unable to attend on the 17th, they can reach out to me and we can have anyone interested come out and join us for a practice or come and watch a game and meet our teams!”
Wallace can be reached by email which can be found on the RHRA website. The link to register for the event is - search 'Events Near Me' - Alberta - and then Rockyford.
The season runs from October 2024 through to March 2025.

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