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REGISTER FOR THE 2017/2018 RINGETTE SEASON.

The ringette season typically runs from September to March, players are registered based on birth year and desired level of play. CORA offers a Bunnies - Learn to Skate program, Novice divisions (U8, U9, U10), and a mixture of Recreational and Competitive levels from U12-U19.

All Novice divisions and U12 Regional (players under 12) participate in SortOuts; the purpose of SortOuts at this level is to create balanced teams.  Recreational players in the higher divisions (U14, U16, U19) are often sorted the same way but there cane cases where the recreational teams are tiered (i.e. B-level vs. C-level team).  Competitive team tryouts for U14 Tween and U16 Junior players will occur in April for the 2017/2018 ringette season, please see Spring Tryouts for full details.  The U19 competitive team tryouts will occur in June, while U12 competitive tryouts will occur in September, registered players will be notified of their appropriate Tryout times.  

 All players trying out for competitive (including out of association players) or participating in SortOuts must be registered prior to stepping on the ice. For information on SortOut/Tryout Plans & Drills, visit TryOuts.

Division Birth Year Levels
Bunnies 2011-2012 Junior & Senior
Novice - U8 2010
Novice - U9 2009
Novice - U10 2008
U12 Petite 2006-2007

Provincials (Competitive)

Regional (Recreational)

U14 Tween 2004-2005

AA / A (Competitive)

B / C (Recreational)

U16 Junior 2002-2003

AA / A (Competitive)

B (Recreational) 

U19 Belle 1999-2001

AA / A (Competitive)

B (Recreational)

Returning Player Guarantee - Returning CORA Players who register before June 16th will be guaranteed a spot on a CORA team; beyond that, registration is open on a first come-first serve basis and players may be placed on a waiting list if numbers at a given age level reach capacity.

 

2nd Year U19/Belles - 2nd year U19/Belle players unsure of their university plans for their 3rd year U19 season who may be considering staying in Ottawa, are encouraged to register for CORA in April to benefit from the returning CORA player guarantee above and spring fees. Please indicate in the "Additional Comments" the possibility of being away at university for the upcoming season. If the player in fact goes away to university, CORA will issue a full refund with notification by Aug 15, prior to the first U19 tryout in the fall. The $25 administration fee will only apply for withdrawals after that date.

Please contact the CORA Registar with any questions at re ... @gmail.com.

If you are an adult player, please visit the Gloucester Area Adult Ringette Association for information on  their Open Division/19+ & Masters Division/30+.

FEES

The registration fees for the 2017/2018 ringette season are as follows:

  • New to Ringette fees are for first-year players (U8 and beyond) who have who have never played organized ringette before; these are $350 per player.
  • Registration fees for all returning ringette players (U8-U19), those who have played with CORA or another ringette association, are $575 per player if registered by June 15th.  The early registration discount expires on June 15th and all regular registrations made after that will charged an additional $50.
  • Bunnies fees are for our youngest players, usually 6 and under, and are $190 per player.

The registration fee includes one team/player combination photo, other options (e.g. player cards, calendars) are available to purchase from the photographer.

There is a multi-player discount of 15% that applies to families with three or more players registered in divisions U8 and beyond, this discount is automatically reflected at the time of registration (if all three players are registered at the same time).

In addition to registration fees, there are a number of optional fees that can be included at the time of registration (or at a later date).  These include:

  • Warmup Sessions - Spring warmup sessions for the U14 Tween and U16 Junior competitive tryouts are available at a cost of $15/session, or $40 for four sessions.  Fall warmup sessions for all other teams will be posted and available for registration in late August/early September.
  • Tryouts - Those players trying out for competitive teams, spring or fall, can include their tryout fee when registering at a cost of $50 per tryout.  Please keep in mind if your daughter tries out for a AA team and does not make it, they will then have to pay an additional tryout fee to participate in the A tryouts.
  • Tryout Jerseys - All CORA players are given a tryout jersey at their first U12 SortOut/TryOut, if your daughter has lost hers or outgrown it, a fee can be added to her registration for a new Tryout Jersey and it will delivered at the first SortOut/TryOut of the season.  All out of association players must purchase a CORA Tryout Jersey.
  • Power Skating - Players (U8 through U16) can participate in optional power skating sessions; for recreational players, these sessions occur every second Monday throughout the season at a cost of $150.  Competitive players also participate in power skating at a slightly higher frequency and cost.  If interested in power skating, it is available at the recreational rate of $150 when registering.  If your daughter makes a competitive team, an additional fee will be applied to your account and it must be paid prior to participating in the first power skating session.

Installment payments are accepted as follows:

  • Players registering for the ringette season plus power skating and/or fall tryouts can pay in two installments, the ringette season registration fees must be received by June 15th, the second installment for power skating and/or fall tryouts is due by September 1st.  
  • Families with two or more players can pay their registration fees in two installments, the first instalment must be received by June 15th (or spring tryouts, if applicable), the second installment is due one month later.  If they have elected to participate in power skating and/or fall tryouts, those amounts can be paid as a third instalment by September 1st.

Registration fees do not cover all of CORA's annual expenses which include game and practice ice time, referees, insurance, team equipment and sweaters, training for coaches, managers and referees, fees to Regional and Provincial ringette associations and other administrative costs.  We rely on fundraising campaigns that occur during the season, such as our annual Tournament and corporate/private sponsors. Please consider donating some time and/or money to our association. 

Players in need of financial assistance can review the CORA Financial Assistance Policy.

FINANCE POLICIES & REFUNDS

Fee Payment:

  • Members of the City of Ottawa Ringette Association (CORA) are responsible for the payment of player registration fees in accordance with the schedule of fees stipulated at the time of registration.  
  • Should an incident occur during tryouts and throughout the season, the insurance available through the Ontario Ringette Association protects the player and CORA.

Refunds:

The CORA refund policy serves two purposes, to allow a player who has registered with CORA to withdraw from ringette for the season, as well as, allow a beginning player to try Ringette for the first time.

Withdrawing from CORA for the season may occur for many different reasons. The executive reserves the right to review a withdrawal and waive any holdbacks at its discretion.

Withdrawal Date Refund Less
Before September 30th

Player Fee - $251, this includes a $25 administration fee2 

October 1 - 31

Player Fee - $125, this includes a $25 administration fee plus $100 ice holdback

November 1 - 30 Player Fee - $225, this includes a $25 administration fee plus $200 ice holdback
December 1 - 31 Player Fee - $325, this includes a $25 administration fee plus $300 ice holdback
After December 31 No Refund
 

1 Players released by CORA and who are selected for a team in another association are entitled to a full refund with no holdbacks.

2 The $25 administration fee will be charged regardless of the player actually participating in any ice sessions in September. Considerable effort is put in by the volunteers at registration, the Convenors and the Registrar to ensure that once the registration is received, the association is prepared to receive the player.

Returned Cheques:
It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians of any player to ensure that full payment of registration fees is made to CORA on a timely basis.  In the event that a cheque is returned by the bank because of non-sufficient funds, an immediate replacement cheque is expected.

Where such cheque is not forthcoming, the Treasurer will request the replacement cheque.  If a replacement cheque is not remitted within 5 working days, the Treasurer will notify the Registrar and the President of the Association who will contact the player’s parent/guardian. 

If a replacement cheque is not remitted within 5 working days of this contact, the player will not be permitted to step on the ice until such time as payment is made.

Refunds for players withdrawing for medical reasons will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.


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