Bunnies

Our Bunny Introduction to Ringette program is focused on developing skating ability, introducing ringette skills and having fun.  Here is some information for you about our program. Beginner players from 4 to 6 years old will start in our ‘Bunny’ program – a learn-to-skate program that moves on to teaching basic ringette skills as the players develop. The Bunnies are on the ice once a week for an hour. Bunnies don’t play official games, but may participate in scrimmages with Bunnies from other associations during the season as their skills develop.

Registration for the 2017/18 season is now open. Registration fees cover both the Ringette sessions and the learn to skate program. When registration opens, access our new registration system by going to our online registration system. If this is your first time using the system you will need to set up an account by clicking on the Members tab on the registration site and creating a new account. A step by step guide is available on the registration site. Registration fees must be paid online at the time of registration. Our 2017-18 registration fee for the Bunny program is $325 or $250 with participation in our grocery card fundraiser, grocery card program only available for registration prior to September 15th.

 Communications

Most of our communication is done through email and our website.  If you have any questions please contact our Bunny coordinator at bunnies@westottawaringette.com  Also check the WORA website at http://www.westottawaringette.com throughout the season for more information.

Ice Time

All our ice times with be at GRC A at either 8am or 9am.  Your time will alternate each week.  The Goulbourn Skating Club runs the 8am ice time and will focus on skating while WORA runs the 9am ice time and focuses on ringette skills.

Volunteers

We have always run a successful program because of the great volunteers we get.  Please consider being part of our team.  You don’t need to know a lot of drills, we will provide them for our volunteers.  Here are some of the positions we are looking for:

Coaches we will have 3-4 groups who need 1-2 coaches who can lead/demonstrate drills and give feedback.  No experience or certification necessary.

Helpers we always need extra parents to help on the ice.  If you are not comfortable leading but would like to help, we can use you.  We need more of these people with the younger kids.

Teen helpers we give community service hours.  If you know of someone who would be interested in helping us out, please let me know.

Equipment

Bunnies should be wearing full ringette equipment.  This is:

  • SA approved helmet with a ringette mask (hockey masks do not prevent ringette sticks from getting through)
  • neck guard
  • elbow pads
  • gloves
  • shin pads
  • skates
  • jill (female jock)
  • ringette pants and girdle OR hockey pants and socks
  • ringette stick (actual ringette sticks are better than cut off hockey sticks because they are tapered on the end)
  • shoulder pads (optional)

Children are provided with a jersey to wear for the season.

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, through the Ontario Sport & Recreation Communities Fund, provided a grant to West Ottawa Ringette to enable more young girls to try the sport of Ringette. As a result of this funding, West Ottawa Ringette has the equipment to loan to 26 new Bunny players on a first come, first served basis.  The kit includes everything you need except helmet, skates and neck guard.

To place your name on our request list please email: registrar@westottawaringette.com