Ringette…what? Yeah it was the first time i’ve been introduced to this sport but what an interesting sport it is. The speed and skill of these girls was incredible and their ability to change direction was intense. With it’s similarities to ice hockey it is very fast paced and skillful. For a non contact sport it was clear they get away with a lot of hits. From an outsider to describe it, it is like hockey but instead of a stick and puck you have a broom handle and a donut. A great spectator sport but be sure to wrap up warm and a coffee isn’t a bad idea.
Geek Section: Well due to the space needed to cover the Canon 70-200 managed to cover the whole ice with a little cropping on the long distance shots. It was used all the way open at f2.8 and shutter speed at nothin
g lower than 400 to freeze the action. Saying this when i switch to capture the bench shots i dropped to 250. Again this championship was shot using the Canon 1D mk3 because of its 10fps.
You can check out more about this sport at http://www.ringette.ca/content/splash.asp