Active Start

Welcome to Red Deer Ringette Active Start!

What is Active Start?
Active Start is a developmental ringette program open to children ages 4 & up that teaches fundamentals and skill development. Children will learn basic skating skills, including basic stance, falling and getting up, edges, balance on skates, forward/backward stride and glide. Active Start promotes the development of social skills, introduces children to new friends and builds confidence. Experience is not required.

The focus of Active Start is on fun, and not competition. Players will be introduced to the concept of informal games in a ½ ice format, but games will not be played against other teams.

Who should register?
For the 2024-25 season, register your athlete born in the following birth years for Active Start:

  • 2019 & 2020
  • If your child was born before 2019, check out our U10-U19 programs!

What is the time commitment?

The Active Start program will provide 1 ice time per week. The Fall session of Active Start will run from October 2024 - mid/end December 2024. The Winter session of Active Start will run from January 2025 - mid-March 2025.

What equipment is required?

Children are required to wear full equipment (pictured below), including ringette mask and stick. Players will be provided with a Red Deer Rush jersey that they may keep at the end of the season. Please note: Hockey pants with shin pads and socks are also acceptable.

What is the cost of Active Start?
Check back towards the end of May for pricing and registration details. REGISTER HERE starting June 1, 2024.

Additional Information
Volunteers are a big part of what makes a successful ringette team. We are always looking for coaches, assistant coaches and volunteers to help out on and off the ice, especially at this level. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to  

If you would like more information or have any questions, email

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