RING IT ON!

Ring it on! The 2017 World Ringette Championships are coming home to Ontario, where the sport was born more than 50 years ago. The 2017 Championships will be held from November 27th - December 3rd, 2017 and feature Junior and Senior pools between national teams from Canada and Finland, as well as the Presidents round-robin pool which showcases challengers from Sweden, USA, and Czech Republic. The event will be held at Mississauga’s premier ice sports venue, the Hershey Centre. So join us in Mississauga this November to find out why ringette is known as “the fastest sport on ice”!

WELCOME FROM THE CO-CHAIRS

On behalf of the Planning Committee of the 2017 World Ringette Championships, Co-Chairs Abby Salb and Helene Greene would like to extend a very warm welcome to all 2017 WRC players, coaches, team support staff and fans to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. We are honoured and privileged to serve as the Co-Chairs for this exciting event.

The event is being held at the Hershey Centre, which is one of Mississauga’s premier venues, and will assure a first-class experience for our athletes and guests. This year, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re proud to celebrate 54 years of ringette in Canada, and the 14th World Ringette Championships.

For seven days in late November and early December 2017, we will welcome the world to Mississauga. The 2017 World Ringette Championships will offer some of the best ringette you could possibly see during your stay here. The Mississauga Ringette Association is extremely proud to host this event for you and we thank the Government of Ontario, the City of Mississauga, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, the Ontario Ringette Association, and all of our corporate sponsors for making this event possible.

Welcome to Mississauga! We want you to enjoy your time here and we will make every effort to meet your needs and make your stay here memorable. There are many things to see and do in Mississauga, Toronto, and the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. Check out the Things to do page on our website for more details.

Thank you for joining us. We look forward to a great time – with a few surprises along the way.

 Abby Salb and Helene Greene, Co-Chairs, WRC 2017

RICHARD HITS THE ICE TO CHECK OUT RINGETTE

Wondering what Ringette is? Here is a great little video from Fox 29 in Philadelphia where host Richard Curtis hits the ice to find out all the ins and outs from team USA. Britt Kleine provides a quick run down from the history of the sport to the equipment used. Just click through to check it out!

WELCOME TO MISSISSAUGA AND THE GREATER TORONTO AREA!

The Greater Toronto Area is heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world with over 140 languages and dialects spoken, and just over 30 per cent of area residents speak a language other than English or French at home. Formed in 1974, Mississauga is now recognized as Canada's 6th largest and fastest growing major city with a population of 729,000 residents representing cultures from around the world.

Mississauga Is Canada's Gateway
Canada’s 6th largest city and Home to Toronto Pearson International, Canada's largest airport servicing 32 million passengers on more than 70 airlines with non-stop service to 180 destinations in 60 countries around the globe. Mississauga is also within a day's drive of North America's richest markets with access to 164 million consumers. From stunning architecture and museums to lakefront parks and vibrant ethnic neighbourhoods, Mississauga offers a range of experiences that keeps visitors coming back again and again with more than 480 parks & 23 major trail systems including part of a 485 mile (780 km) waterfront trail running from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border.

Get outside and explore Mississauga's more than 480 parks and woodlands. Opportunities for making the most out of the area's green spaces are endless and change with the seasons: cycling, in-line skating, tennis and soccer in summer; cross-country skiing, ice skating and tobogganing in winter.