The London Lynx Ringette Association’s FUN1 and FUN2 program for the 2023-24 Ringette season is for children born in 2016-2019. If the child can stand up on skates, they’ll be able to start. The FUN1/FUN2 Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Program will start in the beginning of October, at Kinsmen Arena. The players will be on the ice generally twice a week - Thursday nights at 5:30 pm and Sunday at noon. There are certain weeks it is cancelled when the City takes back ice for various tournaments the City has agreed to host. The Association tries to give players/parents advance notice. The home arena for the this program is Kinsmen Arena (20 Granville St., just off Wharncliffe Rd).
The FUN1/FUN2 Program will be run by several on-ice FUN1/FUN2 coaches, with help from some of our other London Lynx coaches. Teenage Ringette players often volunteer on ice as well. The Program welcomes and needs the help of parents both on the ice for practices as well as on the bench, once their games start. For parents who don’t really skate, you can learn about the sport and the players by helping on the bench during their games. The players must always have a female on the bench with them during a game and it’s a great way to learn about the sport, even if you can’t skate. All adults on the ice with the players, not otherwise certified as a Ringette coach and registered with the London Ringette Association must sign a Volunteer Agreement. More information will be provided on this as the season starts in the fall.
Each player must wear a CSA approved skating helmet and face mask (a ringette one with triangles on it), neck guard, elbow pads, gloves, jill and protective pants, shoulder pads, shin pads, skates (no picks), and they will need a ringette stick. The stick should be cut to come under the armpit when they have their skates on. A real Ringette stick has a special tip, either metal or plastic. If you’re buying a new stick, a player at this level doesn’t need one that costs more than $50.00. Also, be careful which end you cut off. Players wear socks over their shin pads and a practice jersey. They can wear mouth guards. The players are given jerseys to wear during their games.
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