Harbour City Lakers Ringette Association News


HCL Raffle - Two Free Rise Camp Registrations to be Won!

Rise Ringette has been a long- time supporter of Harbour City and we are excited to partner with them for our next fundraiser!    

Rise camps are weeklong summer camps which provide a holistic learning environment that empowers ringette participation for life. Their mission is to inspire young women and girls to excel on and off the ice by providing values-based True Sport learning environments.?

We have two camps registrations available to be won!  One ticket will be drawn for each camp. 


Follow the link below to get your tickets now! 



Mar 27, 2022

Provincials Update

Ringette NS Provincial Championships have historically been a way for teams to mark the culmination of the Ringette season and celebrate the achievements of all athletes, coaches and officials in the Province.

Our sport, like many others, has not held typical Provincial Championships since 2019 due to Covid-19.

With public health measures and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the big question on everyone’s mind has been whether there will be Provincial Championships to end the 2021-22 Ringette season. 

Despite this uncertainty, Ringette NS, the Central Region Ringette League, and the four Ringette Associations in Nova Scotia have been working collaboratively on the planning required to host Provincial Championships this season.

With today’s announcement from public health of a phased approach to the easing of restrictions, we are even more optimistic that the Province will be able to progress to stage 2 of its reopening plan, allowing Ringette NS Provincial Championships to go ahead. 

Our athletes, coaches, officials and families have shown incredible resilience over the past two seasons, and we are all eager to once again host Provincial Championships that are safe, fun and memorable for all. 

In anticipation of this being possible with a stage 2 reopening, we are working on Provincial Championship schedules and logistics right now, and will be sharing dates and more information with the Ringette community as soon as we can. 

We thank all our families for their continued patience, and are incredibly optimistic that 2021-22 Provincial Championships will come to be. 

Ringette Nova Scotia

Central Region Ringette League

Berwick & District Ringette Association

Nova Central Ringette Association

Harbour City Lakers Ringette Association

Halifax Hurricanes Ringette Association


Feb 11, 2022

February 4, 2022 COVID Update. Limits increasing for Practices


Today the Provincial government announced that starting Monday February 7, 2022  restrictions will ease for sporting practices. All other restrictions will remain in place  until February 14, 2022.  

The new restrictions will be as follows: Sport practices can have up to 25 people  indoors and 50 outdoors. They cannot have multiple groups, games, or performances.  Spectators are still not permitted.  

We will continue to share information regarding any changes or adjustments to the  restrictions as we learn them.  

Please see today’s news release below or through the following link for more  information  



For further information:  

Please contact Jamie Ferguson at Sport Nova Scotia jferguson@sportnovascotia.ca 


Limits Increasing for Practices and Rehearsals 

Starting Monday, February 7, restrictions are easing for sports practices and arts and  culture rehearsals. All other restrictions will remain in place until February 14. 

“Being cautious has served us well throughout the pandemic and we’re continuing that  approach as we develop plans to gradually ease restrictions,” said Dr. Robert Strang,  Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia. “We’re taking this initial step because  we recognize the physical and mental health benefits of having full sports practices and  rehearsals for arts and culture performances.” 

Sports practices and rehearsals for arts and culture performances can have up to 25  people indoors and 50 outdoors. They cannot have multiple groups, games or  performances. Spectators are still not permitted. 

Decisions about gradually easing other restrictions will be announced soon. Current  restrictions are listed at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/ .

Additional Resources: 

Nova Scotia coronavirus website: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ 

COVID-19 testing and online booking: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/symptoms-and testing/ 

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus or 1-833-784-4397 (toll-free) 

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a  mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888- 429-8167 (toll-free) 

Anyone with a non-crisis mental health or addiction concern can call Community Mental  Health and Addictions at 1-855-922-1122 (toll-free) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) For help or information about domestic violence 24/7, call 1-855-225-0220 (toll-free) 

Sector Impact Program: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Sector Impact Support  Program - Government of Nova Scotia, Canada 

NS Health information on close contacts: Information for COVID-19 Close  Contacts | Nova Scotia Health Authority (nshealth.ca)

Feb 4, 2022

Relay Course Challenge for U10, U12 & U14

The Relay Course Challenge is a way for U10, U12 and U14 cohorts to “compete” against each other, have fun, and develop Ringette skills in a way that fits with current public health rules for sport in Nova Scotia. 

Starting on January 31 cohorts can complete the Relay Course Challenge as many times as they choose, right up until the date that public health allows full sport teams to resume practices (TBD but anticipated either February 7 or February 14). 

The longer Nova Scotia is under current restrictions requiring cohorts of ten, the longer your cohort will have the opportunity to improve its results and try to win the Challenge!

The Relay Course Challenge is open to all U10, U12 and U14 cohorts from ringette clubs that are part of CRRL, and there is no registration process required other than completing the Challenge and submitting results. This is a TEAM (cohort) challenge so results will be based on the overall time for the cohort, divided by the number of athletes that participate. No individual scores – it’s all about the TEAM!  

When public health restrictions change and the Relay Course Challenge has closed, one winning cohort in each division (U10, U12, U14) will be announced. Winning cohorts in each division will receive a prize pack of goodies from event sponsor Rise Ringette Camp… and the bragging rights!

Check out Relay Course Challenge   to download full instructions and the Relay Course Challenge flyer

Jan 31, 2022

Return to Play Start Date Announced!

Good Evening HCL Families,
Happy 2022 to you all. In these uncertain times we sincerely hope all our members had an enjoyable Holiday Season and were able to take some time to be with family and friends.
Now the New Year has begun, we are turning our attention back to the rink in the hopes of getting our athletes back on the ice in a manner that is safe for all of our families. We understand and appreciate that every family has their own unique set of circumstances and their own acceptable level of risk. As we begin to roll out our return to play it is important for every family to know our intent is to allow our athletes to participate within their comfort level . If at this time you feel you cannot allow your athlete to return to play, please let us know.  We feel this decision is a personal one, and deciding not to participate will have no bearing on your players standing with the association, nor does it preclude your athlete  from returning to play  for the remainder of the year at a later date. 
At this time, Ringette Nova Scotia has paused all play until January 12th, 2022. Therefore, we expect to return to the ice on January 13th, 2022.  As always, this is dependent upon the Public Health restrictions in place.
We have outlined the return to play below.  Over the next week further communications will come from team staff regarding cohorts and practice times. We respectfully ask you do not email your team coaches and staff asking for accommodations or player cohort requests. 
Return to play outline:
1. Current restrictions in place will allow cohorts of 10 on the ice. These cohorts of 10 include coaches, team staff and players. We are allowed two cohorts of 10 on the ice.
2. Cohorts cannot share dressing rooms, ice surface entry doors, intermingle for scrimmages, or have any other interaction at the rink. Players must stay consistent (no swapping between practices). Please ensure your player understands these rules. We appreciate, especially for younger players, this may be difficult to follow, however it is how they will help keep us on the ice.
3. For athlete safety, a third cohort of two adults with safety checks will remain on the bench. In the event of an emergency these two adults will assume responsibility for the impacted cohort or impacted player , depending on the situation.
4. All players must arrive fully dressed with the exception of skates and helmets. All players must leave fully dressed with the exception of skates and helmets. There are no exceptions to this rule. In order to maintain social distancing, coaches may communicate staggered arrival times for players. Please make every effort to comply with this request and arrive on time.
5. Parents will be allowed in to tie skates if required and is at the coaches discretion. Social distancing must be maintained at all times in the dressing room and parents must leave the rink immediately after. If parents are coming into the rink to tie skates, be prepared to show proof of vaccine. Please do not bring additional minor children with you.
6. There are no spectators permitted. At this time, no livestreaming will be permitted as every person in the rink will have other responsibilities.
7. Masks must be worn in the dressing rooms and while entering and leaving the rink. Masks can only be removed once helmets go on and should be delayed until right before the players go on the ice. When masks are removed in the dressing rooms, players should try to socially distance as much as possible.
8. Contact tracing information and processes will be sent out in a separate document from Lindsay Campbell this evening. Please pay close attention to the process and note that contact tracing notification to teams will be done by the association. A flow chart will be provided that parents should print off to know what steps to take in the event of illness. Players and families should be aware that they may be required to isolate. As further safety requirements are developed they will be communicated to your team.
By early next week you will receive information from your coaches concerning cohorts and information concerning staggered arrival times if applicable. We ask for your patience as we navigate these restrictions and understand we may have to make adjustments as circumstances arise or as more information becomes available. Our main goal is to ensure our athletes are able to return to the ice in a manner which is safe for them and our families. At this time we would like to extend our gratitude to our coaching staff; this is a large undertaking and we appreciate they are willing to do everything they can to get our athletes back to the sport we all love.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your team manager.
Karen Hicks
President, Harbour City Lakers Ringette Association
Jan 7, 2022