New to ringette or to the Fredericton Youth Ringette Association (FYRA)?
Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:
Q - What is Ringette?
A - For an overview of the sport of Ringette visit the Ringette Canada page
Q - What equipment is required to play ringette?
A - The equipment is almost exactly the same as hockey. The only major differences are that instead of playing with a hockey stick you use a ringette stick (which is similar to a cut off hockey stick). The other is you must use a face mask specifically designed for ringette. Ringette sticks and face masks are available for sale at MacTavish Sports and Cleves Fredericton (although we recommend you check early). You can also look at renting equipment.
Click here for a checklist of required equipment.
Q - My child is not a strong skater. Perhaps he/she is not ready to play ringette?
A - The number one rule in ringette is to have fun. Players of all skating levels are encouraged to join the sport of ringette, especially between the U7 and U9 levels. These development levels are designed to teach young children skating instruction as well as learning the game of ringette.
Q - Is this a sport only for girls?
A - No. This sport is open for boys and girls to play.
Q - How do I sign up my child to play?
A - Our registration page will provide the details as well as take you through our secure on-line registration process (registration opens August 1st)
Q - How long is the ringette season?
A - The season generally runs from mid September to the end of March.
Q - Is there a lot of traveling?
A - For U9 and up, there are at least three tournaments the FYRA attends each year:
Fredericton Early Bird Tournament (November) - in Fredericton
PEI Tournament (January) - Charlottetown
Provincial Championships (March) - location TBC
At the U10 & up level, teams will also play home and away games and every effort is made to ensure they take place on weekends.
Q - When are practices and games?
A- The 2023-24 ice schedule has not yet been confirmed but most teams will practice once during the week and either once or twice on weekends (could be a game).
We will be posting the 2023-24 schedule in early September.
Q - Can I get involved within the sport with my child?
A - Most definitely. The Fredericton Youth Ringette Association is always looking for coaches and team managers, as well as volunteers for executive positions/committees and for our tournament organizing committee. Please reach out to us directly for additional information.
Q - How much will this cost over the Year?
A - There is a basic registration fee for all players that vary depending on the player’s age. In most cases, the cost for participating in tournaments is extra. This extra cost is for registration, travel and accommodation if participating in out-of-town events, and varies from one team to the next.
2023-24 registration fees are as follows:
* In addition, siblings also receive $100 off their 2nd registration (U9 & up)
For any questions you may have that have not been answered here please contact us here.
Hope to see you at the rink!!