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Active Start

Tomorrow's Ice Time's

NOTICE: Ringette Alberta has decided to cancel all ringette events, including games and practices- meaning that we will NOT have any ice times tomorrow. 


I hope everyone is staying healthy during these times, it was a pleasure to coach everyone this season- I hope to see most of you next year and to those that are continuing their ringette/hockey careers, the best of luck to you! 


Jazmin Pitruniak



Active Start 2020

Saturday Sessions:

Group One: Group Two 
Lola Amyotte

Anna Bauer

Evelyn Boon Allie Boisvert
Lilaya Wrista Greta Van -Horn
Peyton Edwards Bennett Thompson
Emersyn Wilde Maeve Daly
Annastyn Gauthier Kaidence Dzenkiw
Brynn Germain Kinley Euchuk
Madeline Hughes Elyse Willy
Teagan Jean-Pouliot Mercy Machado
Sieben Chevelle Finley Schnepf
Maija Messenger Renee Secker
Thora Tokar Henrik Tokar
Maeryn O'Neill Meaghan Fortowsky
Aria Poitras

Sasha Stubbs

    Haven Schell                       Kaley Thomas              
Perry Schell     Ella Zubick
Brielle Schneider      Olivia Zubick
Sophie Staudinger       Rosalie Bishop
Beth Staudinger Brianna Offin
Nora Chaudhary Sienna Schaffer
Will Chaudhary Rylie Reiter
Whitney Brown Charley Martin


Thursday Ice Slots: Active Start 2020

GROUP A: Thursday January 23, 515-616pm Mark Messier
Anna Bauer
Allie Boisvert
Nora Chaudhary
Will Chaudhary
Maeve Daly
Kaidence Dzenkiw
Kinley Euchuk
Greta Van Horn
Finley Schnepf
Renee Secker

GROUP B: Thursday February 6, 515-615pm Mark Messier
Lola Amyotte
Evelyn Boon
Lilaya Wrista
Peyton Edwards
Emersyn Wilde
Annastyn Gauthier
Brynn Germain
Madeline Hughes
Teagan Jean-Pouliot
Sieben Chevelle
Whitney Brown

GROUP C: Thursday February 20, 515-615pm Mark Messier
Henrik Tokar
Meaghan Fortowsky
Sasha Stubbs
Kaley Thomas
Ella Zubick
Olivia Zubick
Rosalie Bishop
Brianna Offin
Sienna Schaffer
Rylie Reiter
Charley Martin
Bennett Thompson

GROUP D: Thursday March 5, 515-615pm Mark Messier
Elyse Willy
Majia Messenger
Thora Tokar
Maeryn O’Neill
Aria Poitras
Haven Schell
Perry Schell
Brielle Schneider                                                                                                          
Beth Staudinger
Sophie Staudinger

Mercy Machado


Active Start Program Overview:

  • We don’t play actual games against other teams: Active Start has no place for competition.
  • We focus on having FUN and becoming comfortable on the ice by using simple group skating games and other fun activities.
  • We focus on maximum participation: everyone is involved and active at all times.
  • We will use modified/divided ice surface to allow more groups to participate.
  • When possible, we will strive to use modified equipment that is scaled for the size of the participants (e.g. smaller nets).
  • We will develop basic skating skills (basic stance, falling and getting up, edges, balance on skates, start, stop, walking all directions, forward/backward stride and glide). 
  • Although it is not a requirement, it’s best when a new Active Start Athlete has had some prior skating lesson/training like a “Can-Skate” program. 
  • We will introduce sticks and rings, playing fun games to learn how to send, receive and carry a ring (on or off-ice).
  • Introduce the concept of Ringette by playing mini-games.

Activities will encourage and promote the development of:

  1. group social skills (interactions, sharing, taking turns, helping)
  2. showing what you can do
  3. confidence


Children are required to wear full equipment (including ringette mask and ringette stick). Children without full equipment will NOT be allowed on the ice.

NOTE: Each player will be provided with a St.Albert Ringette jersey at the first practice. This will need to be returned at the end of the season.

The list of equipment includes a certified helmet with ringette mask, neck guard, chest and shoulder pad, elbow pads, protective gloves, ringette pants, girdle, knee/shin pads, skates, and ringette stick.

**Hockey pants with shin pads and socks are also acceptable**

Welcome to St.Albert Ringette - Active Start Program

Active Start Division Coordinator

Jazmin Pitruniak


Hello everyone, my name is Jazmin Pitruniak and I am the new Active Start Coordinator. I have been playing ringette for the last thirteen years and coaching for the last four. I have played at many levels of ringette and got the opportunity to play under and experience many types of great coaching and playing styles that I wish to incorporate within my own coaching journey!

I am very excited to begin teaching this program and getting to know all you over the course of the season. If you have any further questions about the program, please feel free to email me or chat with me any time before or after the practices!

Coaching Philosophy:

I believe that through this program the fundamentals of skating, ringette skills and game play should be taught in a positive, encouraging and fun environment that will overall promote a love for the game and confidence. While on the ice I am looking forward to creating a team atmosphere that will foster peer support and friendships.

Season Goals:

  • Ensure the skating fundamentals are taught and improved on throughout the season

  • Ensure that ringette skills and game play are taught and improved on throughout the season

  • and of course have FUN!!