Ringette Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Ringette Association) has the governing PSO (Provincial Sports Organization) and its role is setting policy on a provincial level. There is office staff and an elected Board of Directors that are elected by the local associations at the AGM in June. In addition to overseeing Ringette in general in the province, they also run the Ringette 4U program as well as the AA league.
WINNIPEG RINGETTE LEAGUE (WRL)
The Winnipeg Ringette League is run entirely by volunteers. They have their own Board and set of Policies that are in addition to what comes from Ringette Manitoba and Ringette Canada. Most players in the province play within this league including clubs not only in Winnipeg but surrounding area.
INTERLAKE RINGETTE ASSOCIATION (IRA)
This is an Area Organization that oversees Ringette in the Interlake (similar Organizations include BVRA, Eastman, River East, etc). It has a Board of Directors and follows its constitution that is posted on the IRA website. The "A" program (Interlake Ignite) in the Interlake is run by IRA and includes U12A, U14A, U16A and U19A. Players on "A" teams potentially come from any town within the Interlake. "A" tryouts are in September and the "A" teams play out of the WRL.
The Interlake and towns within the Interlake fall under the Magic AA organization. The AA League is run by the Ringette Manitoba (not WRL). Any players wishing to play AA will first tryout through the Ringette Manitoba tryouts scheduled in April. At U14 AA they may be distributed to clubs other than Magic AA since the U14 AA age group is viewed as developmental and Ringette Manitoba wishes to have parity between teams for skill development reasons. At U16 AA and U19 AA, the Magic AA club has first rights to players coming out of the Interlake.
NATIONAL RINGETTE LEAGUE