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n. (context sports English) A team sport played on ice and primarily by females, the players using sticks to control a rubber ring and attempting to score goals by landing it in the opponents' net.


Ringette is a team sport with two variations, one indoor and one outdoor version. The winter sport is played on an ice rink. One indoor court version is called gym ringette.

The game objective is to out score the opposing team. Created in Canada, the sport is played on an ice surface, primarily by women and girls, and requires the use of ice skates. The sport uses a blue rubber pneumatic ring and all players, with the exception of goaltenders, use a straight stick. One of the sport's most recognizable and defining features is the fact that it does not involve the use of intentional body contact as a strategic component. Despite its primary popularity among female participants, the sport is officially mixed.