Next Wave Camps

NextWave Camps provides sport development programs in a vast array of sports, assisting athletes in achieving their goals and thriving in our ever evolving world of sport. ?The ?NextWave? founders ??started out in swimming and they ?embody? three main pillars of success; individuality, technique, and leadership. Each ?pillar ?on its own focuses on an important aspect of developing athletes to excel to the best of their ability. Emphasis placed upon developing not only technically efficient athletes, but also responsible leaders within the community.

Alex McGavin is the coordinator of the ringette camps in Manitoba, and he will be focusing on younger athletes to start developing smart and technically skilled ringette players at a young age (~8-12).

As a coach Alex understands how hard it is to get enough time to work on everything that you want to in the limited practice time that players are provided. And it always seems to happen that individual skills fall by the wayside while coaches are trying to work on strategy and overall team skills. NextWave is a camp that will happen once a month, and the athletes will have a chance to work on on-ice skills, dryland training and will also have classroom sessions to work on mental and emotional development on the ice.

Camps will run around once a month, and will be three hour sessions, with each day costing only $60. Players can sign up for all clinics, or just one clinic at a time, so there is no huge monetary investment involved to go to the first camp and try it out.


Junior Bisons Offer Fitness Testing

Joanne Parsons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. She is working with Shawn Preston, Head Bison Strength & Conditioning Coach on a research study looking at how a conditioning program can affect performance on some tests that may identify athletes at increased risk of injury. If you are an athlete aged 12-16 years old currently playing organized sports and would like to participate, please contact Joanne. Click here for more information


Welcome to the 2016/2017 Ringette Season

Welcome to the new 2016-2017 Southwest Winnipeg Ringette season!

What an exciting time! Time to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and best of all, play the fastest, most exciting game on ice!

Our teams are looking good out there! Whether learning new drills in practice or showing their impressive skills during games, our players are working hard, but most importantly, they definitely look like they are having a lot of fun.

As you know, although our association’s success stems in large part from our talented players on the ice, there is also a whole team of volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make a season happen. Please allow me to express my sincere gratitude to these exceptional individuals.

First, I would like to thank the Southwest Winnipeg Ringette Association (SWRA) board members for taking the time over the last few months to get everything ready for the new season. There is never a shortage of things to do and it’s not always easy, but you are always there, ready to sort out issues or come up with new ideas. Without you there would be no season. As your president and friend, let me tell you that I am both extremely lucky and humbled to have such a dedicated, experienced and driven team to work with.

I would also like to extend special thanks to the assessment committee. This small but efficient team has spent countless hours planning, revising, starting from scratch and planning again to ensure that this year’s assessments would run smoothly and be fair to all players. It is not an easy task and is frequently a thankless job, but they made it work and their hard work have certainly paid off. I’ve seen our players in action and I can say without a doubt that our SWRA teams will have an amazing season.

To the coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and managers, I simply cannot thank you enough. Your engagement and leadership is what ties everything together. Yes, it can be time consuming to volunteer with a team, but speaking from experience, I can tell you that you will be rewarded tenfold for your efforts. Seeing our players grow in skill and confidence on and off the ice is what makes the cold mornings and long hours all worth it.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, I am absolutely thrilled to unveil the newly designed, fresh off the press, new SWRA logo! This logo was designed to bring a sense of unity to our teams and create a brand for the SWRA. It will no doubt take a little time to build our brand, but I hope to see all our SWRA teams proudly wear this beautiful logo on their game jersey over the next few years. And of course, as there can be no brand without “stuff” to display our logo on, so we will soon launch a line of clothing available for all to buy. Your coaches and managers will receive purchasing information over the next few days and will share it with you so that our SWRA family can soon start displaying its colours across the city.

With all that said, I think that I have taken enough of your time. Less reading, more playing! Time to hit the road, grab that coffee, lace up those skates and, of course, have fun!

See you all at the rink!


Allan Gibbens


Southwest Winnipeg Ringette Association



Introducing Ringette Manitoba's New Athlete Development Academy!

The purpose of this academy is to provide equal development opportunity and quality instruction for ALL players interested in improving their skills and understanding of the game. 
The Athlete Development Academy will be led by former Team Canada player Lindsay Burns and feature some of the best Ringette Instructors in Manitoba in a 1 to 5 Instructor to participant ratio.
We are please to announce that the Athlete Development Academy will consists of intense 45 minute sessions in the following themes:
Power Skating: Skills & Techniques (10 Ice Times)
Sniper School: Shooting Tips/Tricks & Accuracy (2 Ice Times)
Defensive Tactics (4 Ice Times)
Offensive Tactics (4 Ice Times)
Goalie School (10 Ice Times) *note these are 30 minute sessions
To obtain more information on each session or to register CLICK HERE

U14 Skills and U19 All-Star VIII on January 3, 2017

The upcoming U14 Skills and U19 All-Star VIII is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3 2017 at the Seven Oaks arena. Skills competition starts at 3:45 PM.

Get the latest WRL news on Twitter @wpgringette.


Ringskate 2016

Ringette Manitoba wants to make sure that you are ready for the 2016/2017 Ringette season. Ringskate 2016 will focus on two of Ringettes most important skills; skating and shooting. Players of all ages and abilities can take advantage of this clinic to prepare for evaluations and tryouts or to get moving after a summer away from Ringette.  

You get 6x 60 Minute Sessions for only $118.64! Every session is run by Ringette Manitoba certified Instructors with an Instructor to participant ratio of 1 to 5.

All sessions are run out of East End Arena.




*new* Power Skating Session (U12/U14/U16)*new* CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!





  • Ice rental: "Prime-time" Full Ice for Sale
    Wednesday February 15th, 18.35 @ Richmond Kings Community Centre.
    U12 Richmond Stingers are selling this full ice as we are unable to use it. COST $202.
    If you're interested contact Angela at 
  • Tournaments: Lorette 3 on 3!

    The Lorette Ringette Association invites you to our Annual April 3 on 3 Tournament held April 2 - 16 at the Ile des Chenes and Landmark arenas. This tournament will give players a chance to keep up their Ringette skills with a fast paced 3 on 3 tournament. There will be 5 games guaranteed over a 2 week period with a possible playoff game on April 16th. We are accepting registration for teams only.

    U10, U12, U14, U14AA-U16, U19-Open

    Additional loops may open up depending on interest. Some levels may not be available if there is not enough interest.

    Registration is $1000 per team

    An ideal teams will consist of nine skaters and one goalie. 

    You may have up to 12 skaters and 1 goalie.

     Jerseys will be provided for each player.

    Most games will be played during the weekends with some Fridays and if needed we will pick up other days.

     Register early to ensure your spot!

    Deadline to register: March 3, 2017

    For more information or to register please contact:

  • Ice rental: Practice 1/2 Ice Southdale
    Looking to sell 1/2 practice ice on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 2:45pm Southdale West.
    Please contact Tina at

  • Ice rental: Ice for Sale - February 26
    U16AA Angels have a full sheet of ice for sale for $195.00 on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at East End Arena, rink #02.

    Please contact Michelle at
  • Ice rental: Ice for Sale

    Oak Bluff (full ice, $200)
    - Saturday January 14 at 9:00-10:00am
    - Thursday January 19 at 9:15-10:15pm
    - Saturday January 21 at 9:00-10:00am
    - Saturday January 28 at 9:00-10:00am
    - Saturday February 4 at 9:00-10:00am
    - Saturday February 18 at 9:00-10:00am

    Sanford (full ice, $160)
    - Saturday January 14 at 5:00-6:00pm
    - Saturday January 14 at 6:15-7:15pm
    - Sunday January 15 at 5:45-6:45pm
    - Saturday January 21 at 6:15-7:15pm
    - Saturday January 28 at 6:15-7:15pm
    - Saturday February 4 at 5:00-6:00pm
    - Saturday February 4 at 6:15-7:15pm

    Starbuck (full ice, $160)
    - Sunday January 15 at 1:00-2:00pm
    - Sunday January 15 at 2:15-3:15pm
    - Sunday January 15 at 3:30-4:30pm
    - Sunday January 22 at 1:00-2:00pm
    - Sunday January 22 at 2:15-3:15pm
    - Sunday January 22 at 3:30-4:30pm
    - Sunday February 5 at 1:00-2:00pm
  • Ice rental: Ice available at Starbuck Arena
    Starbuck Arena has ice available for extra practices. Check the ice rental calendar at or contact

    Daytime slots on Louis Riel Day available as well as various Saturday and Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings at 7:45 pm.
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