Time to lace up those skates!

Cochrane youth looking to try out something new are welcome to a free Come Try Ringette event this Sunday (April 7).

“We’re here to showcase the sport, especially to our younger participants who don't really have a chance to try it without diving right in,” says Crystal Nagy with the Cochrane Ringette Association. “This one-day event lets them come out on the ice, see what it feels like to skate around and try to catch a pass with a ring.”

Starting at 12:45 p.m. at the Cochrane Arena, the two-hour event is open to anyone between the ages of four and 16 and caters to all skill levels, even those who have never been on the ice.

“A lot of skaters have actually started at a point where there's been a coach helping them out, helping keep them up on two feet for the entire practice. So we've got lots of volunteers and some older players that are coming out and will help us do that.”

Participants just need a pair of skates, a skating or skiing helmet and gloves. Sticks and rings will be provided for the afternoon.

“We’re a sport open to both male and female, which a lot of people think that's not the case. It is female-driven, but we do have some boys that play as well, which is awesome and we start right at four years old.”

Pre-registration is encouraged for the free event and more details can be found HERE.