The National Ringette League (NRL) was founded in 2002 and began play in 2003-2004. It is governed by Ringette Canada, the sport’s governing body for ringette in Canada. The league was started to create a truly national landscape to promote the sport of Ringette and allow for the best players in the country to compete against each other. The league is made up of 13 teams across Canada, broken down into East and West Conferences. The Western conference has 6 teams in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. The Eastern Conference ices teams in Cambridge, Waterloo, Nepean, Montreal, Rive Sud, Gatineau, and Fredericton. Over 200 of Canada’s elite female athletes play in this league. The age of the players ranges from 18 to 40.
The Nepean NRL Ravens team is registered with the Nepean Ringette Association and is supported by the Nepean Ringette Association management committee.
The sport of ringette provides an association with many strong, positive images. Competition, Uniquely Canadian, Teamwork, Youth and Strong Young Women are all phrases associated with the sport of Ringette and the National Ringette League. From participants getting their first experience in the game, to the National Ringette League, ringette players exemplify a model of sport based on passion, teamwork, and dedication. It is these qualities and characteristics that make the National Ringette League distinct from other sponsorship opportunities; Qualities that are shared with all our partners.
With thirteen teams found in Canada’s ten largest markets, you can be assured that the positive qualities and goodwill associated with the National Ringette League will be felt by tens of thousands of spectators across the country on an annual basis. This reach ensures that the key stakeholders in the league, including our corporate partners, will receive the positive impact they are looking for in partnering with the National Ringette League. The National Ringette League has partnered with both regional and national media outlets to supply a coast-to-coast marketing presence in Canada. To go along with local print and television partners, the National Ringette League has designed a new professional website and actively negotiating with national television partners to broadcast games across the country.
RINGETTE: UNIQUE DEMOGRAPHICS AND AUDIENCE
NATIONAL RINGETTE LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON PLAY
During the 2023-2024 season, with more than 115 regular season games played from Vancouver, BC to Fredericton, NB. Each team’s complete schedule can be found on the league website at nationalringetteleague.ca. The Nepean NRL Ravens will play games in Cambridge, Nepean, Waterloo, New Brunswick, Gatineau and Montreal.
NATIONAL RINGETTE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
All NRL teams will attend the 2024 Canadian Ringette Championships and vie for the National Ringette League title. The 2023 Canadian Ringette Championships was held in Regina, Saskatchewan, April 9-15, 2023.
NATIONAL RINGETTE LEAGUE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLINICS
Skills Development Clinics are programs run by the NRL Players and Coaches to help grow the sport of Ringette and allow players and coaches from smaller communities the chance to learn the game from the best in the country. These one-hour clinics are run by trained players with experience in coaching and running ringette camps and are often players from Team Canada. These clinics are often paired with NRL games, giving players and spectators alike the rare opportunity to see NRL stars play in a game environment, while also being given the opportunity to talk one-on-one with their idols. These are planned for the coming season in coordination with Nepean Ringette.
We believe in partnerships that make a material difference in the lives of our participants and drive outcomes for our partners. Your fully integrated package of primary benefits with the Nepean NRL Ravens is built with that in mind.
The National Ringette League works hard with its partners to create partnerships that are more than simply traditional sponsorships. With the opportunity to involve employees, other charitable organizations and even clients, the National Ringette League and its players strive to create the ultimate partnership package for your company.
Although giving back to the community by supporting a sport as important as Ringette can be its own reward, your involvement is also an opportunity to build a partnership marketing relationship with proven benefits. Given this right fit between Ringette and your company - its image, brands, and target audiences - association with Ringette and the National Ringette League can work together with other forms of promotion to achieve your goal of enhancing your brand for current and potential customers alike. The unique nature and positioning looked for by your company, of course, will decide which of these goals are most important to you.
For a great partnership opportunity with the Nepean NRL Ravens or the National Ringette League, please contact: