FUNdamentals Players

Our FUNdamentals program focuses on developing skating ability, introducing ringette skills and having fun.

Who plays FUNdamentals Ringette?

Most FUNdamentals players are 5-7 year olds, but we welcome players as 4 and up to 9 in the program.  Many players start with some basic skating skills, but that is not a requirement at this age. Ringette is a great way to learn to skate while having fun!

There are three progressive age categories in FUNdamentals – FUN1, FUN2, and U10 (FUN3).

FUN1 is 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.

FUN2 is 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 Mini Ringette.

FUN3 (U10) is for children who demonstrate that they have acquired the physical, cognitive, and social readiness for more challenging play, this group plays full-sized ringette.

For more information, review Ringette Ontario's Children's Ringette.

When and where do the FUNdamentals practice and play?

FUN1 and FUN2 sessions are scheduled tor Saturday afternoons at 3 PM and 4 PM respectively, the anticipated start date is Saturday, September 30th at St Laurent Arena.  Our FUN2 players will also enjoy inter association games as the season progresses, these will take place on the weekends.  FUN3 sessions will typically take place on weekends but the time/location will vary based on their scheduled National Capital Region Ringette League (NCRRL) games.

What equipment do FUNdamentals players need?

FUNdamentals players require a full set of ringette equipment, review Equipment Information.  Game jerseys will be provided for all FUN players, FUN3 players will also require a practice jersey.


$250 ...for our littlest players
  • Saturday Afternoons
  • October-March
  • 1 Ice Time/Week
  • Blizzard Appearances
  • FUN Tournaments


$500 ...let the mini-games begin!
  • Weekends
  • October-March
  • 1-2 Ice Times/Week
  • FUN Games
  • FUN Tournaments

FUN3 (U10)

$750 ($500 New-to-Ringette)
  • Weekends
  • September-March
  • 2 Ice Times/Week
  • NCRRL Games
  • FUN Tournaments

Intrigued yet still have more questions?

Our Registrar and FUN Convenors are happy to assist.

Who runs the FUNdamentals program?

Volunteers run the City of Ottawa Ringette Association. Each year in FUNdamentals, we rely on volunteers (including parents and grandparents) for the following positions:

  • Coaches: We offer free training to anyone interested in Coaching. First-time coaches will learn to create fun, safe environments while gaining a broader understanding of the game of ringette.  Reference: FUN1/FUN2 Coach Requirements.
  • Trainer: At every practice, game or other event, we need to have a designated adult with First Aid Certification (e.g., Certified First Aid course, medical doctor, registered nurse, firefighter, paramedic, certified athletic therapist).  Reference: Trainer Requirements.
  • Manager: The record keeping / budget tracking / logistics coordination duties in FUNdamentals are light, but essential to the smooth running of the season.  Reference:  Manager Requirements
  • Player Helpers: Older ringette players, including those looking for volunteer hours, are encouraged to come out to help on the ice. Often, they are the most popular people on the ice.