Basic Rules

-Ringette is played on any standard rink
-5 skaters and a goalie
-the object is to score goals in the net of your opponent
-a Ringette stick is used to pass, control and shoot an 8" hollow rubber ring between teammates

-free-pass: play is started by a free-pass, similar to the start of a soccer game; the player 'taking the free-pass' has FIVE seconds to pass the ring outside the circle to a teammate; any stoppage in play will result in a free-pass to restart the game, usually in the nearest free-pass circle; some defensive free-passes are replaced by a 'goaltender ring'

-blue line: rules restrict any one player from carrying the ring the full length of the ice; the ring must be passed over each blue line to ANOTHER player

-free-play lines: restricted areas in the deep offensive and defensive zones; each team is allowed up to three skaters at a time in each end; if a team pulls their goaltender they can put an extra player into the zone; when a team is serving two penalties at least one player from that team must remain outside of their defending zone

-goal crease: no players (or sticks) are allowed in the goal crease at any time except the goalie; if the goalie has possession, he/she has 5 seconds to distribute the ring out of the crease

-penalties: there is no intentional contact allowed in Ringette, with all rules geared toward the safety of the players; most penalties are 2 minutes in length but some can warrant a 4 minute major if it is deemed intentional or particularly rough.

For a complete list of Ringette Canada rules, click here.

Come Try Ringette!

Upcoming Events

Dec. 10, 2019 6:00 PM to 6:50 PM

Holiday Family Skate & Toy Drive
West End Recreation Centre
You're invited to our Annual Holiday Family Skate & Toy Drive! Please bring unwrapped toys for donation and a ...

read more »


Tell your Team Manager to turn
RAMP Team on!


Do you want to reach thousands of users across hundreds of Minor Sports Association websites? Advertising with RAMP has never been easier! Get in touch with us now to discuss your needs.