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2nd International Ringette Camp

The 2nd International Ringette Camp in Prague, Czech Republic is now over. Camp has been a good way to practice basic ringette skills as well as prepare to the Czech Ringetten Challenge Cup.

13775488_1042562682517693_3500482832027185356_nCoaches of the camp have been Anu Pitkänen and Margie Carter. Ms. Pitkänen is happy with the camp:
„During the five days camp we have been focusing on basic skills such as skating, passing and shooting. We have also practiced some defensive and offensive tactics. Czech team is ready for the tournament and for its first championship.“

Ms. Pitkänen is happy to have had the chance to coach Czech players and hopes she has been able to give inspiration and new ideas to the Czech ringette people. „Co-operation between all ringette countries is vital in the future so we can develop our sport together“, says ms. Pitkänen, who was recently elected as the Director of Sport Development of the IRF.

Stay tuned to see what’s happening in Prague during this weekend at the annual Czech Ringette Challenge Cup!


Embassy of Canada to Czech Republic

Článek na stránkách kanadské ambasády v Praze:

Did you know that the women’s team sport “ringette”, which was created in Canada, is growing in popularity in the Czech Republic? The Czech Ringette Association was founded in 2013 and today has about 50 registered players. To play you need only a ringette stick and a rubber ring. The Czech Challenge Cup will take place in Prague from July 22nd to July 24th at ICE ARENA Letňany. Find out more about this tournamentat:
Znáte kanadský kolektivní sport ringet, který se od roku 2013 hraje i v České republice a který je primárně určen ženám? Český svaz ringetuvznikl právě v roce 2013 a dnes má 50 registrovaných hráčů. Ke hře je zapotřebí upravená hokejka a gumový kroužek. V době od 22. do 24. července se bude v Praze v ICE ARENA Letňany konat mezinárodní turnaj v ringetu. Vice o turnaji na:

Zdroj: Embassy of Canada to Czech Republic

Team Canada juniors open strong on first day of world ringette championships

Helsinki, Finland – December 27, 2015 – Canada’s junior team came out strong on opening day at the 2016 world ringette championships in Helsinki. The Canadians recorded a 32-0 shut out over the Czech Republic, with all 15 Canadian skaters contributing goals for the win. Boucherville’s Laurie St-Pierre and Winnipeg’s Ryann Bannerman shared the shut out in nets. Leading the scoring for Canada were St. Albert’s Lauren Henderson with four goals and six assists and Red Deer’s Kelsie Caine with three goals and six assists. Czech’s Veronika Hulkova faced a whopping 161 shots in the game.


Sam Jacks‘ 100th Birthday!

Sam Jacks
Sam Jacks

Today, on the 23th April 2015, would have been the 100th Birthday of Sam Jacks, the Inventor of Ringette. International Ringette Federation honors the legacy of Sam Jacks with these photos and a message from Sam Jacks‘ son Bruce Jacks.

My father Samuel Perry Jacks was born in Scotland on April 23 1915.

Our family have been reminiscing about our Father and all his accomplishments over the years.

The main one being our game of Ringette. If you knew Sam he would be very humbled to think his game that he invented in 1963 has travelled from the City of North Bay Ontario Canada (known as the Birth Place of Ringette), is  now being played across Canada, USA, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and France.

What a way to celebrate which would have been his hundredth birthday!

On behalf of myself and the family we would like to thank the Ringette World for all their hard work and dedication in making the game of Ringette a world class sport.


Bruce Jacks


International atmosphere

International atmosphere in 2014 Czech Ringette Challenge Cup

2014 Czech Ringette Challenge Cup was held in Prague, Czech Republic on 25th – 27th July for the 12th time. This year there was also Team Czech attending! Other attending teams were from Canada, Finland, France and Slovakia; there were also players from Austria, Sweden and USA among the attending teams. Officials of the tournament were from Canada, Finland and Slovakia.

An international coaching clinic also took place during the tournament in Prague, hosted by Phyllis Sadoway.


Photo credit: Tomas Dittrich & Challenger Hockey
Photo credit: Tomas Dittrich & Challenger Hockey