Come Try Ringette introduces next round of players to the sport
London Community News
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A little more than 25 girls hit the ice at Western Fair Arena to try something new — not hockey, but ringette.
Hosted by the London Lynx, the free Come Try Ringette event taught the young girls the basics of the game from the dressing room to the ice.
“They’re learning how to hold a stick, how to pass the ring and even how to get on their helmet and get on their skates because some of these girls really have limited experience,” said Martha Wilson, committee co-chair of the Lynx and a mother of three ringette players. “Hopefully they’ll take away that it’s something fun.”
Mostly girls between the ages of five and seven years old came out for the introduction to the sport and this year the Lynx will be holding a competitive team at each level from U12 to U19.
Wilson said about 75 per cent of the girls who come out for event sign up for the upcoming ringette season and most people who compete stick to the sport’s motto.
“The slogan for ringette is ringette for life,” she said.