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Bear Cubs Ringette Program
Submitted By Tom Vlahakis on Sunday, September 23, 2018
BEAR CUBS RINGETTE PROGRAM
***Equipment lending program and a 1 to 5 ratio of instruction.***

Bear Cubs is a place for beginning ringette players to develop their skating ability and to become comfortable with the rules and skills needed to play ringette.

Children in Bear Cubs power skate with certified instructors once a week and learn to play ringette with other Bear Cubs once a week.

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Bear Cubs spend anywhere from 1-2 years in the Bear Cubs program before progressing to Rep style ringette. Players in Bear Cubs receive at least 38 hours of ice each season, a team picture and an end of the year banquet.

Often tournament teams are formed from our Bear Cubs players to introduce them to Rep style play. These tournaments are usually in Markham or neighboring ringette associations and the cost runs from $20-$40 per player.  This is optional.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Bear Cubs Convener and Registrar at [email protected]

House League Format - all sessions are held at Milliken Mills Arena

Tuesday Sessions:  Power skating/skills training  (led by Don Roe), 6pm

Saturday Sessions:  House League games, 8am

Equipment Requirements to play Ringette:

Mandatory Equipment:
CSA approved Helmet and Face mask
BNQ approved neck protector
Elbow pads
Shoulder pads
Protective Gloves
Hip/Tailbone/Genital Protection
Knee Pads
Hockey long socks
Skates (no picks)
Ringette Stick

Goalie Equipment:
Goal pads
Chest protector
Goal Stick

Also, don’t forget:
Mouthguard (optional but strongly recommended)
Tape Water bottle (with a long spout so it can go through the cage – available at Play it Again or National Sports)
Equipment bag

Most big stores such as Canadian Tire, National Sports, Wal-Mart all have start up kits where you can purchase many of these items in a package for about $100.

Ringette cages and sticks are specialized and more difficult to find. In Markham, these items can be found at Hockey Lion (Hwy 7 & Markham Main St.) or Markham Pro (Hwy 7 & 9th line).

The Markham Ringette Association is organized by volunteers.  We request your help with coaching a Bear Cubs team, running the score clock, helping with player evaluations, or by joining an executive committee such as fund-raising, or recruiting.

Please inquire about how you can help.

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