Ringette is an ice sport, played primarily by girls. I began playing ringette when I was 8 years old. My father, who did a lot of work in the sports world and the Canada and provincial games, was called by an associate from Ontario one winter night. He was in town and had a sport he wanted to show my dad. "It's for girls, bring yours and their skates," he said. The three of us, two of the girls from down the street, and perhaps a few others went out to play.
The game essentially involves straight sticks (at the time we used cut off hockey sticks) a ring, general hockey gear, and hockey skates. The rules have been changed a bit over the years, but the game has essentially stayed the same.
The great part about this new venture is that I've also met some nice women. Some have been playing for a number of years, others have recently started in the last few years, and some are like me; they used to play when they were kids.
Believe it or not, I'm looking forward to Wednesday!
Here's a video link about ringette. Ringette Canada. I also found the video below from The Rick Mercer Report where Rick takes a look at ringette. It's kind of fun.
More about ringette:
During the 1960's Mr. Sam Jacks was the Director of Parks and Recreation in North Bay, Ontario. He dedicated a great deal of time and enthusiasm to developing youth activities and one of his particular interests was to develop an on-ice skating game for females. He named the fledgeling game "ringette" and the first-ever ringette game was played in the winter of 1963-64 in the Northern Ontario town of Espanola. Ringette has never looked back. It is now played in half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette Canada