Ringette teams are formed based on the age of the player. The teams are as follows for the 2023-2024 season:
FUN1: U6 (Learn to Skate, born 2018 and younger)
FUN2: U8 (born 2016 - 2017)
FUN3: 10 yrs & under (born 2014-2015)
U12: 12 yrs & under (born 2012-2013)
U14: 14 yrs & under (born 2010-2011)
U16: 16 yrs & under (born 2008-2009)
U19: 20 yrs & under (3-year age division, born 2005-2007)
18+: 18 years & over
FUN1, FUN2 and FUN3 age levels are considered are part of Ringette Ontario's Children’s Ringette initiative. It's goal is to promote a fun, safe and healthy environment, supports the development of physical literacy and the long-term development of all players. Review FUNdamentals program for details.
Starting at the U12 there are 2 divisions to choose from A/AA and B:
B Division (regional):
This division is similar to house leagues with a lower time/financial commitment and no tryouts. Generally, one practice and one game per week similar to U10 structure. You can expect 1-3 tournaments and a Regional Championship Event.
A/AA Divisions (provincial):
These divisions are more competitive with a bigger time/financial commitment and requires tryouts. At the provincial level there is additional power skating (additional cost) and dryland training. You can expect 1-4 tournaments and a Provincial Championship Event, travel can be more extensive at the provincial level. Additional costs for jerseys and teamwear.