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Ringette is a Canadian game. Invented in 1963 by the late Sam Jacks, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of North Bay, Ontario and Red McCarthy of Espanola. It is a unique winter team sport played on ice, similar to floor hockey - but different in many ways.
Ringette is now being played by 60,000 girls and boys across Canada, and in over 30 countries around the world. It is also played in several states in the USA. Our sport is growing overseas too. In such countries as Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, and Russia. The first World Championships were held in Canada in 1990, followed by Finland (1992), and St, Paul , Minnesota (1994). Ringette has been included in the Canada Winter Games since 1991 and the BC Winter Games since 1990.