NEWS & EVENTS
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 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!
Southwest Winnipeg Ringette Association
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
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.
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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.
U10 Session CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
U12 Session CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
12+ Session CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
*new* Power Skating Session (U12/U14/U16)*new* CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS AUGUST 20TH. *LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!
Ringette Manitoba presents the 2016 Shooting Development Clinic at the MTS ICEPLEX. This clinic will strictly focus on teaching and improving all aspects of shooting and shot choice for U10, U12 and U14 Athletes (athletes will be separated based on level).
This clinic will be run by Ringette Manitoba Instructors with a 1 to 3 Instructor to Athlete ratio.
This is an excellent opportunity for your child to develop their shooting skills before the fall evaluations!
FULL EQUIPMENT IS MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE
2 Sessions will be offered!
*ONLY $11.00 TO REGISTER!*
August 19th @ 6:40pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
August 20th @ 11:00am CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS AUGUST 13TH. *LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!
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- email@example.comThe Selkirk Ringette Association would like your team to participate in their Steel City Rings 3on3 tournament.U12A2/3 December 28thU10A2/3 & U14B December 29th6 - 12 skaters + goalie per team4 Game guarantee2 -12 minute running time periods$300 per teamFocus of event is to build player skills, there will be no medals.For further details contact tournament coordinator Chad Fetterly at firstname.lastname@example.org