Sport History

Ringette is a Canadian team sport that was invented in 1963 by Sam Jacks, a recreation director and sports enthusiast from North Bay, Ontario. Ringette was born after Sam Jacks saw a need for a winter team sport for girls. Interestingly enough, Sam Jacks was also responsible for the development and introduction of floor hockey in 1936.

Ringette has been part of the Canada Winter Games since 1991 when the event was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


Provinces and territories will have rosters of up to 18 players. To be eligible for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, athletes must be born on or after January 1, 1999. 


The 2019 Games ringette competition will use an equalized pool format with two divisions. The divisions and seeding will be based on results from the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC. For full competition details, visit the Canada Games website. 

Notable Alumni

  • Emily Bakker 
  • Jamie Bell 
  • Julie Blanchette 
  • Shaundra Bruvall
  • Lindsay Burns
  • Vanessa Cowlen
  • Erin Cumpstone 
  • Andrea Ferguson
  • Jennifer Gaudet 
  • Jackie Gaudet 
  • Colleen Hagan
  • Kacy Hannesson
  • Ashley Peters 
  • Meghan Pittaway
  • Dallas Robbins
  • Victoria Russell
  • Stephanie Seguin
  • Kelsey Youldon 

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