FUNdamentals - FUN1, FUN2, and FU3 (U10)

Children’s Ringette Divisions

The Children’s Ringette initiative represents a concerted effort to adjust ringette practices and competitions to meet the needs of young children while promoting a fun, safe and healthy environment which supports the development of physical literacy and the long-term development of all players.

Children’s Ringette is a program that provides age and stage appropriate physical activity experiences for ringette players under the age of ten.



  • Ringette experience that is tailored to the age, size, and skill level of participants
  • Participants are grouped by developmental stages rather than chronological ages and can move up when they are ready
  • Emphasis on fun and fundamental skill development
  • Increased opportunities for participation and engagement
  • Adapted gameplay including small-area games and small nets


There are three progressive age categories in Children’s Ringette - FUN1, FUN2, and U10 (FUN3).

Both FUNdamentals 1 & 2 divisions use small-sized nets and play adapted games of 3 on 3 and 4 on 4 respectively. Smaller spaces ensure more touches, interactions, shots on net, and passes. Teams are split into smaller squads to ensure the majority of players are participating at a time. With these adaptations in the FUNdamentals divisions, children can experience maximum participation, practice learned skills, and move through divisions based on skill and readiness.

What to Expect:

  • Weeknight practices - Focus is skating lead by Canskate instructor(s) and some ringette skills
    • First few weeks are spent dividing skaters into 3 groups
      • Red Group
        • Learn-to-Skate
      • Yellow Group
        • Can glide independently and control speed and direction
        • Learning to lengthen stride
      • Green Group 
        • Crossovers
        • Backwards skating
        • 2 foot stops
  • Saturdays - Focus is on ringette skills and playing, cross-ice and half-ice scrimmages




FUN3 (U10)

For children, usually ages 4-7,  who are new to ringette or skating, learning basic game structure, and still developing basic skills, this group plays cross-ice. 

For children, usually ages 6-8, who are learning to lengthen their stride, ready to learn more rules of ringette, and have developed some basic skills, this group plays half ice Mini Ringette. 

For children, usually 8-9, who demonstrate that they have acquired the physical, cognitive, and social readiness for more challenging play. This group plays full-ice ringette. FUN3 has one practice per week, and generally one game during the weekend.

2024-2025 Season information

Date: Weekly Mondays 5pm-6pm, Early Oct - Mar/Apr

Mountainside Community Centre (2205 Mt. Forest Dr. Burlington)

Date: Weekly Mondays from 6pm-7pm, Early Oct - Mar/Apr

Mountainside Community Centre (2205 Mt. Forest Dr. Burlington)


Date: Every Saturday 11:30am-12:00pm

Mainway Recreation Centre (4050 Mainway, Burlington)

Date: Weekly, Tuesdays 5pm-6pm Early Oct-Mar/Apr

Nelson Recreation Centre (4235 New St, Burlington)

1-3 tournaments plus end of year Regional Tournament

 Home/travel games and tournament schedules are created by the Lower Ontario Ringette League (LORL) and will be shared closer to the start of the season.

For current season prices, discounts and to register, go to the registration page: 


Further information on the programs can be found on the Ringette Ontario website:

Ringette Equipment 

  • Sports skates (not figure skates)
  • CSA Approved Helmet with chin strap (not a bicycle helmet)
  • Thick, double lined or hockey gloves
  • BNQ certified neck protector
  • Approved ringette face-mask, not a hockey cage 
  • Elbow, shoulder & shin pads
  • Ringette girdle or hockey pants
  • Ringette Stick
  • Chest Protector
  • Hockey tape recommended 

Equipment loan program is available for those that don't have equipment. 


Parent Responsibilities & Duties

  • Volunteering is required, particularly in the early stages. High volumes of children getting on and off the ice requires coordination and assistance. 
  • The following areas of assistance include: 
    • Opening & closing rink door
    • Assistance on ice, moving bodies to designated groups
    • Helping all kids get dressed
    • Bench assistance
  • You are to remain at the arena the entire time. No kids are to be dropped off and left without parental supervision. Falls happen unexpectedly and care and comfort may be required of you. AS well bathroom breaks are your responsibility to maneuver. 
  • Arrive early to allow for adequate equipment assembly and preparation for the ice. 


Come Try Ringette (CTR)

Not sure if your child will like ringette? We offer the option to give the sport a try free of charge. Check out our Come Try Ringette even page for details and the next planned event.


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