Programs Offered by APRA (Ajax & Pickering Ringette)

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Our Youth House League Program is available for children ages 4-11 and offers players the opportunity to play Ringette in a local recreational program.  The program is focused around fun and skill development using the ABC program developed by Ringette Canada. This program is designed to develop skating skills while learning the game of Ringette.  The ABC program has 5 areas of focus, which include skating, passing, receiving, shooting, and general knowledge of the game.  

House League r
egistration includes 1 practice and 1 game per week, and the season begins just before Thanksgiving and finishes at the end of March (some blackouts may apply). House League is an ideal entry point for new players and those still developing their skating skills.  Teams will be formed and balanced based on skill and ability.

When & Where:
 
Games – Saturdays, 9:30am or 10:30am at O’Brien Arena, Pickering Recreation Complex
Practices – Wednesdays, 6:00pm at Delaney Arena, Pickering Recreation Complex


Cost:
$299 for new and returning players. There is also the opportunity for Youth House League players to participate in the association's U8 Regional Program, with additional opportunities to play U8 Regional games against neighbouring associations. Details and costs will be available in the Fall.

To Register:  Visit our registration homepage to register your player, learn about APRA payment policies and to review payment instructions.

Equipment: Regulation Ringette equipment is mandatory to participate in this program and includes: Ringette stick, CSA approved hockey helmet & Ringette face mask/cage, hockey skates, BNQ approved neck protector, elbow pads, shin pads, shoulder pads, hockey gloves, pants and hip/tailbone/genital protection (1- either a “ringette girdle” and Ringette pants or 2 - “a jill” protector and hockey pants/socks). Game jerseys are provided by the association. 

New players may also want to consider our Equipment Rental Program.

Information/ Contact: for more information on our House League and U8 programs, contact our House League Coordinator, Lauren Goldsmith


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The Regional Ringette Program is provided for players that are looking for a more competitive game of Ringette and have previous ice skating experience. Players do not need to attend “try-outs” to participate in the Regional program; Regional teams are formed based on registration and the primary concern is team formation, not skill level. The goal and focus of Regional level play program is to ensure every player that wishes to participate in the program has a place to play. Depending on enrolment, Ajax Pickering Ringette offers Regional Ringette for the following ages- U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19.

For the 2019-20 season, Pickering is hosting the following Regional teams - U9, U10, and U12. For those players wishing to play U14, U16 and U19 Regional next season, please reach out to Whitby Ringette or Oshawa Ringette associations. 

 Regional Ringette consists of 16 league games (Saturdays or Sundays), weekly practices, and additional player development opportunities including power skating. Teams begin practicing in mid-September and some local travel is required for 8 away games taking place throughout the region (e.g. Whitby, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Markham, and possibly Mississauga, Newmarket, Barrie and Sunderland). Teams typically participate in 3 or 4 tournaments throughout the year (usually 1 would take place out of town i.e. overnight stay), and the season concludes with a year-end Regional Championship tournament (held locally).

 Tournaments and other team-based ancillary costs (e.g. optional off-ice clothing, team-building expenses) are an additional cost on top of the registration fee. Regional players at the U12 and younger age groups also have the option of participating in House League games.

There is also the opportunity for U9 and U10 players to participate in House League games. Additional cost for this option is $50 and must be selected when registering.

To Register:  
Visit our registration homepage.



Provincial A and Provincial AA are competitive programs, and representative teams are formed through a try-out process where selected players are invited to join a team. Ajax and Pickering Ringette offers Provincial A programs at the U12, U14, U16 and U19 age levels, and AA teams may be formed at the U14, U16 and U19 age levels. Typically, AA teams consist of elite level players from across Central Region, with one of the local Central Region associations hosting the AA team (i.e. either Ajax Pickering, Whitby or Oshawa associations). The commitment for Provincial Ringette is higher than a Regional team, and it is expected that Provincial teams receive more ice time for both games and tournaments. Teams generally participate in more than 4 tournaments in a season and there are additional costs associated to further development on and off the ice.  With the exception of the U12 Provincial level and AA level teams, teams need to qualify for year-end Provincial Championships.

For the 2019-20 Season, Ajax is hosting the following Provincial teams - U12 Provincial, U14A, U16A, U14AA and U19AA 


To Register:
Only those players already selected and notified of being on these teams are eligible to register. 


For questions about the Regional or Provincial programs offered by Ajax and Pickering Ringette, please reach out to the Ajax President or Pickering President.


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The 18+ Adult Rec program is a recreational league, focusing on fun, fitness and friendship.  We strive to make the league inclusive for all levels of play and the development of new players is very important to the future of our league.  This is a co-ed program that offers both former players and new players a chance to play, and focus on the fun of the game! Games are played on Wednesdays at 8:30pm or 9:30pm at O'Brien Arena, Pickering Recreation Complex (no practices!). Games typically start in late September and continue through to the end of March. For those players that are interested, the 18+ Rec league also attempts to form select teams that can participate in occasional weekend tournaments (additional cost to participate).   

Cost: $375. Full time goalies are eligible for 50% off registration fees

To Register:  Visit our registration homepage to register, learn about APRA payment policies and to review payment instructions.

Information/ Contact: for more information contact our  18+ League Coordinator Joanne Lyons. 


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APRA also offers an 18+ Regional program for more experienced players (weekly games and tournaments, similar to Youth Regional Teams), as well as an 18+ Provincial A- Level team (tournament-only team).

For information on these 18+ programs, please contact the Adult Development Coordinator, Central Region


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