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Rep Team Tryouts

Posted April 26, 2022
 
UPDATES BELOW

  • *Please Note: May 7th times have changed.
  • Ramp App – open the event to see the details
    The tryout, interest ice and conditioning ice events have been added to Ramp across several divisions since some players will be changing age categories or wishing to play up. Please open the event in Ramp to see the details to ensure that it applies to your player. Unfortunately, the first thing that appears on Ramp is the team name, so you have to open it to actually see the event (e.g. Rep U14 – Tryout U16 Rep Team 2022-2023 Season; Active Running – Tryout U14 Rep Team 2022-2023 Season).
  • Seeking goalies for house league and rep teams
    We are actively recruiting goalies with very attractive incentives (details to follow). Please let hockey goalies you know (all genders) about these events – they may love the idea of more ice time!

The WFRA is pleased to announce the conditioning ice and tryout schedule for the 2022/23 season.
 
**Please note that B level, U10 (Fun 3) and U12 official team formation will occur in the late summer/early fall as per Ringette Ontario Guidelines.
 
The cost is $10 per tryout to be paid in cash at the time of the tryout. There is no cost for the conditioning ice or interest ice sessions.
 
Please be advised that any player that is planning on attending a tryout for a division that is outside their division based on age is required to also attend the tryouts within their own division. Please refer to the WFRA Rep Team Policy located on our documents page.
 
Please complete the WFRA – 2022/23 Rep Team Tryout Sign Up Form if you are interested in trying out for a rep team with WFRA.
 
U12 (Players born in 2011-2012)
Interest Ice – come and see what the competitive program is all about!
Saturday April 30 @ 9:00am at Pete Palangio Kelly
Official tryouts to be scheduled in the fall as per RO policy
 
U14 (Players born in 2009-2010)
Conditioning Ice – Sunday April 10/22 @ 5pm at Memorial Gardens
Tryout #1 – Saturday April 30 @ 10:00am at Pete Palangio Kelly
*Tryout #2 – Saturday May 7 @ 5pm at Memorial Gardens
 
U16 (Players born in 2007-2008)
Try out #1 – Saturday April 30th @ 11am at Pete Palangio Kelly
Additional Tryouts will be scheduled as required
 
U19 (Players born in 2004-2006) and 18+ (Players born in 2003 or earlier)
*Try out #1 – Saturday May 7th @ 6pm at Memorial Gardens
Additional try outs will be scheduled as required.
The ice is shared to maximize opportunity for scrimmage.
This will not be a combined team.

 
Should you have any questions about the Rep Program, please contact us.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you back on the ice!


WFRA AGM April 27 @7pm/Call for Nominations

Posted April 13, 2022
The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the West Ferris Ringette Association will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:00pm in the boardroom at Pete Palangio Arena. To encourage attendance at this AGM, we will be having a draw for those Association members in attendance (excluding Executive members) for a free registration for the 2022-2023 ringette season!
 
Below is a list of our candidates to date for the upcoming election being held at our AGM. At this time, any two WFRA members can still present nominations at or prior to the AGM. You can click here to download the AGM Nomination Form. Please send all nomination forms to WFRA Secretary Trina Palmieri at secretary@westferrisringette.ca.

Position Nominee(s) Term
President Darren Pace Open for 2 year term
Treasurer Open for 2 year term
Equipment Director Pam Voght, Caitlyn Stevens Open for 2 year term
Rep Director Marc Desroches Open for 2 year term
Referee in Chief Kyra Brownlee-Barnett Open for 2 year term
Ice Director Erin Johns Open for 2 year term
House League Director Open for 1 year term
Tournament Director Chris Phillips Open for 1 year term
Publicity Director Jade Cayen Open for 1 year term

Here is the by-law amendment request that will be voted on at our AGM. Please note we are not able to accept any other by-law amendment requests as per our WFRA by-law.
 
Current By-law 8.11 – Tournament Director: It shall be the duty of the Tournament Director to organize and coordinate the Association’s annual invitational tournament.
 
Proposed By-law Change: Requesting the title of Tournament Director be changed to Tournament Director/Director at Large and that it be responsible for the Tournament Director role in years WFRA hosts a tournament, and that the role be Director at Large in years WFRA does not host a tournament. The duties of the Director at Large will include attendance to Executive meetings, voting, and acting as a general support as needed to the other Directors.
 
Rationale: As we no longer run an annual tournament there is no specific utility in having a Tournament Director role in years WFRA does not host a tournament. The Director at Large role can be used as an ‘entry level’ Director position where the Director can support and shadow other Executive members to learn the roles and responsibilities of other Executive members so they can move into those roles in later years.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Yours in ringette,
 
Darren Pace
WFRA President


NRS Summer Ringette Camp in North Bay

Posted April 13, 2022
Hi Parents,
 
Previously you had indicated an interest in attending a Summer Ringette camp in North Bay. We have been successful in securing Pete Palangio Arena this summer to offer a camp from July 4th to 8th, 2022.
 
To read complete details and register please use this link.
 
As this is the first year we are in North Bay, in a very long time, we have until May 10th to make a final decision based on the number of participants registered whether we will be able to run a camp. Therefore we ask that you please send this information along to everyone you know that might be interested in attending ASAP.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.
 
Thank you,
 
The NRS Team

Equipment Return Dates

Posted April 13, 2022
For those players and coaches who have borrowed equipment this season, please note there are two return dates scheduled for:
 
Saturday April 30 from 11am-12pm
Tuesday May 3 from 6pm-7pm

 
If you cannot attend either of these dates, please email equipment.director@westferrisringette.ca.
 
Returns need to be made to the WFRA office, located at the back of the West Ferris Arena (upstairs through the back door of the arena).
 
Thank you all for having your equipment cleaned and ready to be returned on these dates!

Ringette Ontario Vaccination Update

Posted April 15, 2022
Ringette Ontario strongly recommends that everyone eligible to be vaccinated is fully vaccinated prior to participation in any Ringette Ontario sanctioned activities. This is in line with the recommendations from the Ontario Ministry of Health that everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated, receives the approved number of doses to be considered fully vaccinated.
 
After careful consideration, and in consultation with various partner sport organizations and provincial regulations, effective April 18th at 12:01AM, the Board has elected to suspend the mandatory vaccination policy at this time and therefore, vaccinations are not mandatory in order to participate in spring tryouts and other sanctioned ringette activities in preparation for the 2022/23 season. Please note that any participant who is not fully vaccinated and chooses to register with Ringette Ontario must understand that, if mandatory vaccinations return by either Government or Ringette Ontario decision, they will be no longer eligible to participate. Associations who choose to form a team with participants who are not fully vaccinated, do so at
their own risk.
 
Should circumstances regarding COVID-19 evolve and dictate a change in our policy, Ringette Ontario will revisit this policy accordingly.

FAQ’s

Q: If my child did not register with RO for the 21/22 season but would like to attend tryouts, are they required to register with their local association?
A: Yes. All participants must register and pay the RO player registration fee of $52 to be eligible to participant in tryouts and other RO sanctioned events for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Please be advised that RO fees will not be reimbursed if participants register, and they are no longer eligible to participate due to COVID-19 restrictions including change in policy. Association registration or team fees are subject to association refund policies.
 
Q: If my child is unvaccinated, are they eligible to participate in sanctioned Spring Ringette leagues, and summer camps?
A: Yes. Effective April 18th athletes will be eligible to participate in Spring Ringette leagues, camps and spring ice time hosted by associations if registered with Ringette Ontario for the 2021-22 season.
 
Q: Our Association is recruiting for vacant Board of Director seats, are we permitted to accept nominations from volunteers 18+ who are not vaccinated?
A: Yes, but any participant who is not fully vaccinated and chooses to register with Ringette Ontario must understand that, if mandatory vaccinations return, they may become no longer eligible to participate in in-person events.
 
Q: Will try-outs still be required to occur in the fall?
A: Ringette Ontario did not require fall try-outs; however, we have and continue to strongly encourage associations and regions to consider pathways to allow players to return to the sport closer to the competition season. As a reminder, final rosters are not required to Ringette Ontario until November 1st. Ringette Ontario does not support try-outs for any teams or players U12 and under in the spring season.
 
Q: Is masking mandatory?
A: Ringette Ontario strongly encourages the use of a mask by all athletes, officials, coaches, and spectators in an indoor public setting. Masks are not required for athletes and officials on the ice but are strongly recommended for coaches while on the bench.