When purchasing ringette equipment, one doesn’t have to buy the most expensive gear. It is important to focus on safety and the ideal fit. Euipment must be CSA approved and comfortable.
If buying used equipment ensure it is fully functional and in good shape.
Mandatory Ringette Equipment
- CSA approved Helmet & Face mask
- BNQ Approved Neck Protector
- Elbow Pads
- Shoulder Pads
- Protective Gloves
- Hip/Tailbone/Genital Protection
- Knee Pads
- Skates (no picks)
- Ringette Stick
- Goalie Equipment
- Goal Pads
- Chest Protector
- Goal Stick
Optional Ringette Equipment
- Skaters: Mouth Guard
- Goalies: Goal Skates, Blocker, Trapper, Arm Pads
It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure their stick conforms to the specifications in the Ringette Canada Rule Book.
All on-ice participants at practices and events must wear a CSA approved helmet. Failure to comply with this policy will result in automatic loss of BC Ringette sanctioning for the activity or event. Exemption to this policy may be requested on the basis that the wearing of a helmet would interfere with the observance of a religious custom. The process for applying for an exemption is as follows: (a) Application for such exemption must be made in writing to the BC Ringette Association Executive Director. (b) Granting of such exemption will require the applicant to provide a signed BC Ringette Helmet Policy Waiver form to the Executive Director prior to participation in any sanctioned event.
All players must wear CSA approved facemasks. Participants, from U9 to 18+, are strongly recommended to wear a protective mouth guard.
Ringette Shoulder Pads
Shoulder pads are mandatory for all BCRA registered players in the U19 division and under. Prior to any player returning from any degree of neck or head injury, they must have a letter of clearance from a practicing medical physician.