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2018 WFRA Christmas Skate!

Where: West Ferris Arena

When: Sunday, December 16th, 2018image1


4PM – 5PM –> Learn to Skate
5PM – 6PM –> U10 and up


The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun! Helmets are mandatory for those under 18.


Wear your “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters…prizes will be awarded!!


There is no entrance fee but the West Ferris Ringette Association will be collecting non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations for the North Bay Food Bank at the Christmas skate. Please bring your donation and place it one of the baskets inside the main doors.  A donation box will be available in the foyer area area for any monetary donation.


The rep teams will have fundraising tables selling baking, hot chocolate and chocolate bars so bring some cash and your sweet tooth!

Thank you for sharing the spirit of the season, and see you there!!


U14A Take Gold in Oshawa!

The ringette season started off with a bang for the West Ferris U14A ringette team as they competed in the Oshawa Memorial Ringette tournament over the weekend. The team dominated on the first day with two decisive wins: 7-0 win over a team from Barrie and a 9-2 win over the Gloucester Cumberland Devils.


The girls were up early on Saturday to meet a strong City of Ottawa team, but came out on top with a 5-3 win. They continued their winning ways later on that afternoon with a 9-4 win over a physical team from Arnprior, making them undefeated in round robin play and in first place heading into the finals.


On Sunday, the team was determined to win it all, meeting the home Oshawa team in the semis. The 63s showed no mercy, coming out with a 7-0 victory over the home team. The finals were a re-match against the talented team from Ottawa, but the girls had nothing but gold on their minds and battled to a 3-0 win.


All in all, the team recorded 44 goals from great passing and team work. Goalie Emma Huzij recorded 3 shutouts and they gave up a total of only 9 goals against in 6 games with outstanding defense and back checking.


WFRA U14A Oshawa Gold


Interested in playing on a competitive Adult (18+ Open) ringette team?

There will be a tryout for an Open Rep team at 9 a.m. on October 20th at the West Ferris arena.

This try-out is for players over eighteen who are interested in playing at either B or C level at one or two tournaments over the coming season (level of competition and number of tournaments will be decided based on player turnout and interest).

If you are interested but cannot make it out to the tryout please email Meaghan Spykerman.


House League Schedule – Oct. 9th to Dec 31st, 2018


Please visit the the “Schedules/Standings” link on the bar above to see the schedules for each of the divisions.



Learn to Skate 2018/19 Schedule

Please see the information below for this season’s Learn to Skate schedule:

LTS Schedule


WFRA Equipment Pickup Date for the 2018 season

The 2018/19 ringette season is almost upon us and those of you who wish to borrow ringette equipment this year can pick it up Sunday September 16 between 10 and 12.


Please  reply to equipment.director@westferrisringette.ca to let me know that you can come that day, and  I will give you a 10 minute time frame to arrive so everybody gets properly fit and set to play this year!
I will also be in the equipment room the next Sunday (the 23rd) for anyone not able to come on the 16th, as needed.
Please remember to bring a post dated deposit cheque dated for April 2019 filled out for $100.00 to the West Ferris Ringette Association.  The deposit cheque will be returned to you at the end of the season when the equipment is returned.
For those of you who don’t know, the equipment room is located at the back of West Ferris arena.  The doors will be propped open for you, come to the end of the hall and up the stairs and you will find me!

Thank you,

Equipment Director for West Ferris Ringette Association


Here comes the 2018/19 House League Season!!


Conditioning Ice Times are now set for Sunday Sept 16 at Pete Palangio Arena, Sunday Sept 23 at West Ferris Arena, and Thursday, September 27th at Pete Palangio Arena. Additional sessions for skills development and scrimmage for U10, U12 and U14 are on Saturday, September 29th.

It is very important that all players playing in all divisions (not including Learn to Skate) attend their division ice time so that they can begin conditioning for the season and be evaluated for team assignment for the upcoming season. The House League Teams will be developed based on these evaluations, and having all the players out for multiple sessions improves the WFRA’s ability to put together balanced teams.

Here is the schedule:

PPK – Pete Palangio Arena – Kelly Ice Pad
PPD – Pete Palangio Arena – Dimarco Ice Pad
WF – West Ferris Arena


Please note that the way the age levels are grouped in these conditioning / evaluation sessions are not an indication of how the ages / levels will be grouped for the house league teams. It is simply the most efficient way to make the most of our available ice times and so that the U16 and under divisions could get equal evaluation ice time. What the divisions will actually look like will be decided at the house league draft (when players are assigned to teams and house league divisions are formed) and will be largely based on numbers in each division.
See you at the rink! Where fitness, fun and friendships happen.


Come Try Ringette For Free!

Join the West Ferris Ringette Association for an afternoon of fun and friendship on the ice, at the WFRA annual “Come TryRingette” event.Saturday, September 15th, 1- 3 pm at the Pete Palangio Arena.
  • Skates and helmet are required. Please contact us in advance if you need to borrow skates or a helmet – all other equipment is available on loan from the Association for first year players.
    The sport of ringette was invented in North Bay in 1963 by Parks and Rec director Sam Jacks. There are now over 30,000 players across Canada, playing the fastest game on ice!
    • Family friendly
    • Fair play: every player plays
    • Special goalie programs at all ages
    • Programs and play from JK to adult
    • Equipment to borrow
    • Learn to Skate program
    • Recreational and competitive teams
    • New players welcome at all ages
    • Transition from Learn-to-Skate to playing on a house team
    Affordable fees, including a special reduced rate for first-year players
  • The West Ferris Ringette Association has a new special rate for first year players! For just $99 first-year players can register for a full year of house league ringette. Please share the word with friends and family, including players currently involved in other ice sports (figure skating, hockey, etc.) who might want to try the fastest game on ice this season!
  • There are several options for registration and payment for the upcoming  2018-2019 season:
    • You can now register online using our online form. Click HERE
    • A pdf form can be downloaded from the WFRA web site. Click HERE
    • The same pdf form is attached to this email
    Installment payments can be made by cash or cheque, and lump sum payments (e.g. payment in full) can be made by cash, debit or credit card at Skaters North Source for Sports North Bay at 1321 Fisher Street.

    Do you need financial assistance with this year’s registration?
    KidSport North Bay provides financial assistance to remove barriers to children’s participation in organized sports. Funding is provided for organized sport registration and/or equipment costs up to a maximum of $ 300 per child for all sports including ringette. Applications must be submitted no later than 45 days prior to the sport beginning (fall 2018), but earlier application means earlier response from KidSport North Bay. It takes approximately two weeks for applications to be reviewed; if approved, a Voucher is sent by mail which is then provided to the WFRA treasurer as payment or part payment for registration fees. Visit KidSport North Bay to learn more; click HERE.

    Final Equipment Return Date – May 12th, 2018!!!!

    For all players (and their parents!) who still have equipment on loan from the West Ferris Ringette Association the final equipment return days will be Saturday, May 12th from 10 until 11 a.m. 
    Equipment is to be returned to the West Ferris Ringette Association equipment room, upstairs at the rear of the West Ferris Arena.
    If you still have equipment on loan and are unable to return the borrowed equipment on May 12th please make arrangements with another parent to return the equipment (and collect the deposit cheque) on your behalf; in this case, please add a tag with the player’s name and name of the parent who made the deposit/registered the player

    Thanks for your cooperation, and thanks for a great season!


    Fund-Raiser Raffle Results!

    On Thursday, April 26th, the names were drawn for the fund-raising raffle that was held to help get the U19A team to Halifax.
    The following are the names of the lucky winners for the pre-paid Mastercards:
    $100  Sharon Howlett, North Bay
    $500 Debbie Annesty,  Rockhaven, Nova Scotia
    $1000 Kevin Shymansky, North Bay
    Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all those that contributed to this great fund-raiser!