Hats off to the U10 Step 1 Rainbow Foxes on finishing their ringette season on a high note at the Bunny Bash ringette tournament in Indus.
Most of the 17 girls are five to eight years old and getting their first taste of the sport. For some, it was their introduction to skating.
Throughout the season they participated in a handful of tournaments. The Bunny Bash was the last, and the organizers make it a fun way to finish the season.
You have to admit the team's name is enchanting.
"The girls came up with that all on their own, and it was voted on at the first practice," explains Krista Town. "How can you argue with that name?"
Ringette's Step 1 is a chance to learn the sport, develop skating skills, and build camaraderie. At that age, they play three-on-three on half the rink. At the next level, they make the big jump to playing on full ice.
Plenty of interest has already been expressed in next season and helping fuel that was a recent Come Try Ringette event that attracted the largest turnout ever.
To learn more about the Cochrane ringette, click here.