NEWS & EVENTS
August 26, 2020
Good Evening BVRA Members,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Summer and is looking forward to getting back into the rink. As in previous communication, this season is going to look alot different from past seasons. Ringette Manitoba (RM) has updated their website with the Return to play document (RTPD). I encourage everyone to please read this document, prior to registering this season.
BVRA is starting the season off with a Return to play camp being held from September 8-27. Registration is currently open for this camp. Registration will close on September 1. Maximum participants per age for the camp is 20. U12 is currently full and many other age loops have limited spots. I encourage you to register soon to avoid disappointment.
BVRA regular season will commence after September 27. Specific dates/times have yet to be determined. The season will start with players in condensed groups/squads/pods. Tryouts for A level at U12-U19 is still being discussed. Nothing has been finalized. Please note, there is a possibility there will be no A teams this season unless phase 5 stage of play is approved. If there are tryouts, they will be extremely different this season from past years.
VERY IMPORTANT: BVRA IS IN NEED OF A SAFTEY SUPERVISOR FOR THE SEASON. Please see job requirements on RM website under RTPD information. This position is vital for the program this season. Without a person in this role, we can not move forward at all with the season. If interested in helping out in this role please contact – email@example.com
Please note the board members are all doing so much volunteering already to provide a season for all players.
The following is the initial registration cost for the season. This fee covers, Ringette Manitoba fees, WRL fees, games, refs, minor officials. This fee will cover 3 x 3/ 4 x 4 games phase, as well as refs, minor officials for this phase. This year the fee includes 1- scheduled practice session per week. In the past all practice ice was collected through team fees – an extra cost after registration to players. This year because we must do squads to start and can not do team formation as in past seasons, therefore team fees which cover practice ice will not be collected. The registration fees do not cover costs- for additional practice ice over the 1 per week, tournaments, dryland that may be added.
Fees- Half of the fees are due at time of registration. The other half of fees are due on November 15th. Full payment can be made at time of registration and payments can be made at any point by logging into registration account.
R 4U-$450.00- 2012 birth year and after
U10-$920.00 2011& 2012 birth year
U12-$940.00 2009 & 2010 birth year
U14-$950.00 2007 & 2008 birth year
U16-$960.00 2005 & 2006 birth year
U19-$960.00 2002, 2003 & 2004 birth year
OPEN-18 + 2002 and below
COMMUNITY CLUB FEE: will be added at registration total: Charge is based on address-community club that you belong to. These fees are set by the community clubs.
Try out fee- If trying out for U12 A, U14 A, U16 A, U19 A- there is a $30.00 tryout fee. You need to register for tryouts separate. Register on the tryout tab. If A tryouts are not held this season the A tryout fee of $30 will be refunded minus a $5 administration fee.
The R4U program is for players born 2012 and under, it is run by RM. We are waiting for information from RM regarding assessments & season information. Once we have more information, it will be shared with R4 U registrants. Please not this season players must be able to skate with minimal assistance. For more information regarding R4U program please contact Jennifer Daman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open information will be sent out directly to Open contacts from last season. Any new Open teams wanting to join BVRA this season, please contact email@example.com
AA registration is currently open and can be found on the RM website. Registration for AA closes tomorrow- Thursday August 27. AA is for U14-U19 players.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS/INFORMATION:
Due to Covid-19 this season is going to look quite different. BVRA will be following all guidelines set out by RM and facilities. All players will be sent out detailed information regarding BVRA Covid-19 safety plans. Coaches will be given information and safety equipment. All registrants will have to complete the documents required by RM i.e. the players Covid-19 declaration & the Covid-19 attestation form prior to every activity.
Any new players at U10 or other ages that need to purchase Jerseys, two jerseys are mandatory. The cost for two is $120.00- ($60.00 per jersey). Payment for jersey will be required at Jersey tryout sessions. More information on these dates to be sent out soon. Jersey numbers are being assigned based on regular registration. (U10-U19). Numbers are limited and will be based on information on registration.
If you are requiring subsidy for registration, please be sure to CHOOSE THE SUBSIDY REGISTRATION OPTION, Subsidies are provided by KidSport Manitoba and Jumpstart program. For more information go to www.kidsportcanada.ca or www.jumpstart.canadiantire.ca
Subsidy will only cover part of registration. It does not cover Community Club Fees, Jersey fee or team fees. If applying for subsidy at registration you will need to pay for Community Club fee. For more information about subsidy contact Tina Carlson – BVRA Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
If register after September 13 for U10- U19- there will be late fees of $50.00 added. Late registrants will only be excepted if there is space to accommodate if squads are formed. Please also note- this may delay Jersey.
No Refunds will be given after teams/pods/squads formed this season. Refund requests received before team/squad/pod formation are eligible for a full refund of registration fees paid at that point minus a $50.00 administration fee. Should BVRA cancel season refunds will be prorated at time of cancellation. Refund requests must be sent in writing to email@example.com and will be reviewed by the BVRA board.
BVRA Coaching application for the 2019-2020 Season is now online. If you have interest in coaching at any aspect, please apply. Please note there is many new changes this season to coaching due to restrictions. Please read the RTPD on the RM website. If you are playing this season, you can not coach during the phase 3 & 4. There is no cross contamination allowed. Coaches can only coach one team this season. Coaching deadline is September 1st.
If you have any questions, please email- firstname.lastname@example.org
BVRA Registration Camp is open-open only to BVRA players. Spots limited. U12 is currently full And Most other groups are close to capacity. Register soon to secure spot.
cost $130.00 for 6 ice sessions. Camp runs from Sept 8-27. Dates/times will be sent out a week prior to camp. It will nit be set days/times.
Good Evening BVRA Members,
BVRA is getting ready to start back to Ringette. RM (Ringette Manitoba) has been approved to start back at the Ringette phase 3 in the RTPD (Return to play document). BVRA is working hard to ensure that we will be able to implement the return to play plan which Ringette Manitoba has created, in collaboration with Ringette Canada and Manitoba Public Health. The approved plan is outlined on the Ringette Manitoba webpage, please check it out as needed. Here is the link for your reference: https://ringettemanitoba.ca/return-to-ringette/
I encourage all members to go to the RM website and read all the information in the RTPD for this season. This season is going to look quite different and we ask all members before you register to please educate your self on the RM’s RTP plan.
The following information are important BVRA dates/information:
BVRA Optional Return to play Camp for U10-U19– Registration opens Friday August 21@ 4:00 pm until September 1 or filled. Cost is $130.00 for 6 ice sessions. Camp will run from September 8-27. Dates/Times of specific age group sessions will be sent out a week before camp. Camp is limited to 20 participants per each age group. No Refunds unless program is cancelled.
We are looking for two coaches per age group who would be willing to run the BVRA Optional camp for the specific age group that plan to coach this season. Due to restrictions on RTP, we need instructors to be set with specific age groups.
Coaching Call- BVRA is opening online Coaching applications for the 2020-2021 Season- from Friday August 21 @4:00 pm until September 1. There will be extra responsibilities on coaches this season due to circumstances. There is a detailed outline on RM’s website under the RTP information. Please read this information over, before committing to the season.
BVRA Registration for 2020-2021- will open on August 26 @ 4:00 pm until September 15. Plan is to have players from U10-U19 on ice starting the week of September 28. This season will be very different; however, we are excited that we will be able to offer ringette this season. BVRA is waiting for more information from RM on the R4 U program and Open age loop for this season. Once we have more information, we will communicate it to BVRA Members.
More information on Registration & tryouts to follow soon. Reminder any new players to U10 or new to the BVRA program will be required to purchase BVRA Jerseys at registration. Jersey policy information can be found on the BVRA website under policies.
Please keep checking the BVRA website and social media for updates. If you have any questions, please email- email@example.com
Thank-you for your patience as we navigate through this challenging time.
Good Afternoon BVRA Members,
I know many people have questions regarding the upcoming season and when registration may occur. I want to ensure you BVRA is working collaboratively with Ringette Manitoba on the plan/details for the upcoming season.
What I can share/know at this time is many winter sports programs are all waiting for their Return to play document (RTPD) to be approved by the province. Currently Ringette Manitoba is waiting for approval, with a hopes to start return to activity September 1,2020.
BVRA Board has had the opportunity to read the RTPD draft that RM has submitted. What I can share from this document is the "normal ringette season" we are all custom too, will not be how this season will start. The first phase is a return to activity phase without any contact. BVRA's hope/plan currently is to run camps for the start of season in September. ( upon approval,of RTP by province). We are currently working on exactly what this will look like with RM. We are hoping after next weeks meetings with RM we will have more information we can communicate. Our hope is to have registration for the camps open up soon.
Registration dates for the upcoming season is still being discussed. Everything is delayed this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and perimeters. Again, once we have more information on season registration, I will communicate that with BVRA members, as well we will post updates on BVRA website and social media sites.
RM will be posting on the RIngette Manitoba website Return to Play information soon. Please keep checking the RM website for the RTP information.
Please be patient during this unprecedented time. We are working hard to navigate through this process and plan a ringette season for all players.
Wishing you all a great weekend.
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From Ringette Manitoba Website:
Ringette Manitoba is pleased to announce to its members that the Province of Manitoba has approved Phase 3 of the Return to Ringette (RTR) Plan – Version 1.
The approval of Phase 3 will allow sanctioned programs to safely resume, following the protocols set by Ringette Manitoba. This means that our Members will be able to resume on-ice, sanctioned activities as of September 1st, 2020 – subject to compliance with current health and safety standards in Manitoba and Ringette Manitoba’s Return to Ringette plan.
Any associations wishing to begin prior to this date are required to submit a request in writing to Ringette Manitoba.
Ringette Manitoba continues to work closely with Ringette Canada, Sport Manitoba, and the Province of Manitoba and we look forward to announcing the approval for Phase 4 of the RTR plan in the near future.
Ringette Manitoba remains committed to providing resources and assistance to all our local associations as they begin to navigate their return to the ice. Members are encouraged to contact their Local Associations for registration information.
The Return to Ringette Plan has five phases
- Phase 1 (March 12th, 2020) – Suspensions of all Ringette Manitoba Activities & Events
- Phase 2 (began June 1st, 2020) – online meetings, all in-person activities continue to be non-sanctioned, must maintain 6ft of distance between all participants
- Phase 3 (approved August 19th, 2020 and will begin with sanctioned activity starting on September 1st, 2020) – on-ice skill development (no checking), drills, team tactics, online clinics, limited regional travel (no carpooling)
- Phase 4 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) – games (pods & squads), modified rules game play, limited travel (carpooling permitted)
- Phase 5 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) – regular season competition, Come Try Events, tournaments, provincial travel
The Return to Ringette Plan was developed by Ringette Manitoba after consulting Sport Manitoba, Ringette Canada, other Manitoba Provincial Sport Organizations, the City of Winnipeg’s Arena Sport Working Group, and various health authorities and submitted to the Provincial Government. The Return to Ringette plan incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 – 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Ringette Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Ringette Manitoba.
Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of our RTR protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive ringette experience under the province’s health directives.
To be proactive in the preparations to return, Ringette Manitoba and the Associations are engaged in collaborative planning. As each region and association has unique challenges, Ringette Manitoba will work with each Association to assist with their return plans within their facilities.
Ringette Manitoba has striven to be a leader in developing a Return to Ringette Plan that seeks to get people participating in sport and recreation in the safest possible manner during this pandemic. We recognize that this is a frustrating and challenging time. However, through patience, we look forward to returning to the ice for all of our members this season.
The reopening of arenas in Manitoba begun as of June 1, 2020 as facilities were able to open along with Phase 2 of the Manitoba Restoring Safe Services plan.