History of Ringette

Ringette is a Canadian game that was first introduced in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario. Sam Jacks invented the sport specifically for girls and women. To Finland ringette was brought by Juhani Wahlsten in 1979. In Sweden ringette has started in 1980.

Developed originally for girls, ringette is a fast-paced team sport on ice in which players use a straight stick to pass, carry, and shoot a rubber ring to score goals. Ringette is played on a ice rink and there are five players plus goalie on the ice at the same time from each team.

Ringette is fun and fast, it has no body contact and there is a need to cooperate to be able to move from one side to another.


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