Adult Ringette


This page is intended to provide information for players who are new to Adult Ringette in Nova Scotia, including

  • Players who have recently become adults;
  • Adult players returning after a hiatus; and
  • Adult first-time players.

Organization of Adult Ringette

There are currently three age divisions for Adult Ringette: Adult Rec (18+), 18+ (Competitive) and Masters (35+).  Players in Adult Rec and 18+ must be at least 18 years of age (as of December 31 of the playing year) and players in Masters must be at least 35.  There is no upper age limit for either division. In NS, the Masters division was not offered in 2022-23 and many of our 35+ eligible players opted to join Adult Rec teams instead due to the wider range of available levels/options. 

Finding a Team

Teams in the Adult Rec Division are formed either through one of the local Associations or are formed independently.  Ringette NS does exercise oversight including team and player registration, but the selection of players is left to each individual team.  There are no geographic restrictions, and players are free to join any team of an appropriate level that is willing to accommodate them. Sources of information for players looking for a team include:

  • Join the "Ringette Nova Scotia 18+ Open Teams" Facebook group;
  • Check out the Local associations that also field a few Adult Rec teams;
  • Players attending University may wish to consider University Ringette;
  • check out Ringette NS 18+ packages;
  • Word of mouth.

A sufficiently large group of players (perhaps moving up from U19) that is able to secure sufficient and suitable ice can also consider forming a new team.   

What to Expect

Teams playing in the Adult Rec Division generally play one game a week between October-February, although there will be occasions where games are closer together or further apart.  The focus and activity level of Adult Rec teams varies considerably from team to team.  Most Adult Rec teams practice much less frequently than younger teams or do not practice at all.  Some teams attend one or more tournaments, others participate only in league play. Teams playing 18+ may participate in the University League.

All adult athletes in NS are able to participate in the selection process for the NS 18+ team(s) that represent NS at the Atlantic Canadian Ringette Championships (February) and the Eastern Canadian Ringette Championships (April).

First Time Players

New-to-Ringette adult players can contact Ringette NS at for information on how to join.

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