The West Ottawa Ringette Association (WORA) offers a fun and challenging ringette experience for both regional and competitive players from ages 4 to 18. From our learn-to-skate FUNdamentals program to our ‘AA’ provincial teams, we offer programs for all skill levels. More information about our programs can be found in this document: WORA's Program Information for New Families.
We also run free ‘Come Try Ringette’ sessions throughout the year for everyone to get a feel for the sport. Look for upcoming dates in the West Ottawa calendar and cometryringette.ca (to search and register for an event near you).
We begin our player evaluation and placement process in early September to ensure all players are placed on a team suited to their abilities. All players (except FUNdamentals) are required to attend the relevant sessions for their age group.
Team practices will begin during the second half of September and the official ringette game season runs from early October to the end of March. Please check this website again in mid- to late-August for the fall placement ice schedule.
West Ottawa’s ‘home’ arenas are in Stittsville, Kanata, Carp, Richmond, and Kinburn, while ‘away’ games may take place anywhere from Nepean to Orleans to Gatineau as we are part of the National Capital Region Ringette League (NCRRL). All teams make the NCRRL playoffs, which take place during the second half of March.
All players must wear full ringette equipment. Please see the Program Information document above for a complete list of equipment. More information can also be found here.
As with any volunteer organization, we need a lot of involvement from the members. In addition to a head coach, all teams need assistant coaches, 1 or 2 trainers (first aid certified), and a team manager. WORA will cover the costs for most necessary training. There are also many other ways members can get involved at both the team and association level. All members can expect to be involved in some capacity with the WORA tournament, which is our association’s largest fundraiser.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Registrar at email@example.com.