Skills Development

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NWVRA coaches have the training and knowledge to bring out the best in players through practices and game play.  For players wanting to build their skills outside of NWVRA activities, many opportunities are available.

Skating

Group skating lessons for beginner to intermediate skaters are available through the North Van Rec Commission and at the West Vancouver Community Centre.  These facilities also offer semi-private and private lessons.

The Vancouver Skating Club offers in-season power skating courses on the North Shore (Canlan Ice Sports and Karen Magnussen) and East Vancouver (Agridome) for hockey and ringette players from 5 years old and up.

High-performance power skating courses are offered at the North Shore Winter Club, at an extra fee for non-members.  These courses are generally geared toward hockey players, but ringette players are welcome.

Game Skills

Each summer, the National Ringette School (NRS) offers week-long ringette camps in BC, focussed on skating, game skills and strategy, athletic performance and teamwork.  In 2018, camps were offered in Prince George in late July, Port Coquitlam in early August, and Vernon in late August.  The PoCo and Vernon camps are popular with NWVRA players.

At the end of each season, some LRML associations (including Richmond and Vancouver) offer "Springette", based mostly around casual scrimmages that offer players the chance to have fun and keep working on their game.  Check association websites near the end of the ringette season for details.

There are many other formal and informal ways and opportunities for players to improve their skills.  Players and parents should check with their coaches and team managers for more ideas and information.

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