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SEARCHING FOR QUALIFIED SKATING COACHES

Guelph Ringette is searching for two qualified skating coaches for our Learn-to-Skate and Powerskating Programs.

First Position: October 11,2014 to March 28, 2015
Powerskating Coach for our 'Regional Teams' (approx. 21 Sessions) and our 'Learn-to-Skate Program' (approx. 20 sessions). The programs will take place on Saturday mornings at the West End Recreation Center in Guelph from 8:15am to 9:45am. The first 45 minute session will focus on our 'Regional Powerskating Program' for players 6-11 years old. There are typically 24-28 players on the ice at one time and teams will rotate through this session (players of similar age are on the ice together each week). Our Learn-to-Skate Program follows this session and skating is tailored for players 3-7 years of age. There are approximately 25 children on the ice for each session.

Second Position: September 30, 2014- March 3, 2015
Powerskating Coach for our 'Provincial Teams'. The program is made up of two 1 hour sessions from 7:00-9:00pm on Tuesday nights at the West End Recreation Center in Guelph. This program demands elite skating instruction for our 'rep teams' ages 10-18. Teams will rotate through these two hour sessions with players of similar calibre/age being on the ice at the same time. There is typically 24-28 players on the ice at one time.

If you posses the experience and skill that we are looking for (for either position), please submit your tender, along with your credentials and qualifications to Gary Shaw.


ATTENTION GOALIES

GRA will once again be offering a clinic to Ringette goalies. This session will included an ice session jam packed with skills and drills specifically tailored to Ringette goaltenders. There will also be an off-ice component thereafter to walk the athletes through a routine of goalie stretching, warm-up, and cool down. Goalies will be grouped by age and level of skill and they must all come prepared well nourished with their goalie equipment and water. This is a great time to break in new equipment!

Date: Saturday September 20, 2014
Time: On-ice sessions: 11:15 am to 12:00 noon & Off-ice session: 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Arena: West End Recreation Center, Guelph
Cost for Guelph Goalies: no charge
Cost for Goalies Playing in Other Ringette Associations: $20 per athlete

We will be accepting a maximum of 14 goalies for this clinic. It is recommended that players/parents register ASAP as goalies playing for Guelph will be given priority - otherwise it is on a first come first serve basis. To register for this clinic contact goalie instructor Halli Berry. Include the goalies name, age, level they are playing (2014/15 season) and their Ringette association. If you are looking to learn a specific skill or if you are working out a glitch, mention this information in your email. Confirmation emails will be sent out by September 3rd, 2014.


COME TRY RINGETTE FOR FREE and DON'T FORGET TO BRING A FRIEND

The Guelph Ringette Association is hosting TWO FREE Come-Try-Ringette sessions on Saturday September 6th and 13th, from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM at the West End Recreation Centre. Children and youth of all ages and skill levels are invited - no experience is necessary (even if you are just learning to skate). Registration is not required.

If you do not have all of the equipment and would like to experience the 'Come Try Ringette' session, we will have a selection of sticks and other equipment available on a '1st-come-1st-serve' basis (note: we recommend you bring your own skates and helmet). Please save-the-date and pass it on.


U12P TRYOUTS

The Guelph Ringette Association is pleased to announce the schedule for their U12 Provincial Team tryouts.

-Saturday September 6: 9:35am @ WERC #2
-Sunday September 7: 12 noon @ University of Guelph (red rink)
-Monday September 8: 6:00pm @ University of Guelph (red rink)
-Friday September 12: 6:00pm @ University of Guelph (red rink)

All out of association players must bring a signed tryout release form or they will not be allowed on the ice. The cost is $10 per player per tryout/ice session. If you have any questions please email us.


U of G RINGETTE TEAM LOOKING FOR HELP

The executive of the University of Guelph Ringette team (competitive Open A team) is looking for people to help run practices for the upcoming season. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in helping for the upcoming season please let us know. Practices this year are Tuesdays at 9:30 pm at the U of G arena.

Contact: Stephanie Smith and Morgan Faulds at ringette@uoguelph.ca.


U19A TRYOUTS

The Guelph Ringette Association will be playing two exhibition games as their final U19A tryouts.

Dates:
Saturday September 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Elora & District Community Centre Arena;
Sunday September 7. 2014 at 1:00 pm at the University of Guelph (Red Rink).

If you are interested please contact Mark Amszej (Coach) for more information and to register for the tryouts.


REGISTER for the 2014/15 SEASON

Ringette season is just around the corner. Click on the registration page to your left to register for the 2014/15 season. We have a Refer-a-Friend rebate where you could earn cash back for referring a new family/friend who registers.


GET YOUR DISCOUNTED GUELPH STORM TICKETS
The Guelph Ringette Association has teamed up with the Guelph Storm again this season. Please join us, cheer on your Guelph Storm, and support your Guelph Ringette Association while saving money!

Reduced ticket prices:

$17.00 each or $65 for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children/youth)
You may offer this promotion to family members, friends and co-workers!

Games are played at the Sleeman Centre (downtown Guelph) on:
- Sunday October 26th vs London Knights at 6:30 pm
- Friday December 12th vs Owen Sound at 7:30 pm
- Sunday December 28th vs Barrie Colts at 2:00 pm

Reserve today by emailing Jennifer or CLICK HERE for an order form and submit it to your team Manager ASAP.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (plus a bit of hockey)
The GRA has once again been given the opportunity to sell 50/50 tickets during the November 23rd Guelph Storm game vs the Kitchener Rangers. This fundraiser historically has raised over $2,000 for the GRA and is always an evening of fun and excellent hockey.

Email Jennifer if you can help out!


TEAM ONTARIO FUNDRAISER

Team Ontario is holding a fundraiser for its athletes. These individuals will travel to other provinces and the sale of a Team Ontario T-shirt will help off-set the cost of air travel and other expenses. If you would like to help support the team members you can place an order for a t-shirt by contacting Halli Berry or Abby Richardson. Each shirt is $20 and all proceeds will go to the individual player for their team fees.

Sizes: YXS, YS, YM, YL, YXL, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (note: Halli would be an adult medium).


EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The GRA is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to bring forth new energy, ideas, skill and resources to our association. There are many ways that you can become more involved, click on our list of volunteer opportunities and take a peek.

Want to know more about what we do? Come to one of our meetings. As a GRA member, you are welcome to attend. Contact us for details.


Thank you very much to Kyle Rodriguez of Artifacts for Life Photography for supplying the images for the SportsXPress publication.

 
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SAVE THE DATE


2014
September 3: GRA Meeting @ 7:30 PM, McNeil Consumer Healthcare(890 Woodlawn Road)

September 6: FREE Come-Try-Ringette, WERC, 11:15 AM

September 13: FREE Come-Try-Ringette, WERC, 11:15 AM

September 20: Goalie Clinic, WERC, 11:15 AM

October 22: Photo Night, 5:30 PM

December 9 (TBC): Family Skate and Toy Drive 6-8 PM

2015

February 14-20: Canada Winter Games, Prince George, BC

March 12-15:Provincial AA Championships, Hosted by: London Ringette Association

March 19-22: Provincial A Championships, Hosted by: Newmarket Ringette Association

March 27-29: Regionals in Elora and Guelph, Hosted by: Guelph Ringette Association

March 29 - April 4: Canadian Ringette Championship, Wood Buffalo, AB

April 9-12: U12 Provincial Event, Hosted by: Oshawa Ringette Association

 
 
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