Why is the 2020-21 season split into two distinct sessions, Fall and Winter?

Due to known constraints and the evolving nature of public health guidelines, the decision was taken to split the 2020-21 season into two distinct sessions.  The Fall Session (Sept-Dec) will focus on Skills & Drills, simply getting our players on the ice with their friends to have fun...and learn or brush up their ringette skills.  As restrictions loosen, CORA will adapt, whether it be the introduction of scrimmages or scheduling of our traditional sortouts/tryouts.  The Winter Session (Jan-Mar) will require a separate registration, fees will be based on the anticipated format at that time; we're hopeful that we might return to some type of NCRRL league play with local tournaments.

Reference:

Ringette Canada National Direction for Return to Ringette

Ringette Ontario Return to Ringette Guidelines

How will the Fall Session, Skills & Drills, differ from a regular ringette season?

The traditional process of sortouts/tryouts will not take place in September, instead, squads of 10 players will be formed based on players' desired division/level.  Each squad will have 2-3 bench staff, most likely 2 coaches and a trainer.  Squads, except FUN1 & FUN2, will have two ice times per week, but no games at this time.  Each ice time will be shared with another squad to meet the maximum of 20 players allowed on the ice.  As guidelines evolve, we anticipate the introduction of scrimmages and remain hopeful that ultimate team formation will be completed later in the fall, as preparation for the Winter Session.

What costs do registration fees cover?

Registration fees include ice costs, but also:

  • Ringette Ontario fees, including insurance premiums,
  • Jerseys, including U12 practice jerseys and all game jerseys,
  • Equipment, such as cones, rings, and pinnies,
  • Bench staff training requirements, e.g. coaches clinics, first aid clinics, respect in sport courses,
  • Official fees, for all league games, and now
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for trainers.

What are the Fall Session registration fees?

Due to the current limitations on the number of players on the ice at one time, our costs per player are significantly higher than a traditional season.  That said, there will be no team fees or travel for tournaments during the Fall Session.

FUN1 & FUN2

$205 Fall Session
  • formerly Bunnies & U8
  • One ice time per week

New to Ringette

$265 Fall Session
  • U10 - U19 Players
  • Two ice times per week

Returning Players

$465 Fall Session
  • U10 - U19 Players
  • Two ice times per week

What is CORA's refund policy for the Fall Session?

In order to determine CORA's ice requirements for the Fall Session, registration will be considered closed on August 25, 2020; there will be exceptions for division/levels with incomplete squads, i.e those with less than 10 players.  Therefore, our refund policy is as follows:

  • Withdrawals BEFORE August 25 - Refund paid registration fees, plus any tryout fees, less $25 Admin Costs.
  • Withdrawal ON OR BEFORE October 31 - Refund 50% of paid registration fees, plus any tryout fees.
  • Withdrawal AFTER October 31 - No refunds will be issued.

NOTE:  If the City of Ottawa cancel facility usage, all refunded ice monies will be divided amongst all registered participants.

When will registration for the Winter Session open?

Registration for the Winter Session will open later in the fall, it will be driven by the deadlines the City of Ottawa imposes on our ice purchases.  Similar to the Fall Session, we will structure the Winter Session based on the known constraints at that time.