Cold Weather Activities

Cooler weather means cool outdoor activities like skating and skiing. Red Deer offers places to enjoy both!

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Outdoor Skating

Skating is truly a Canadian pastime. We have outdoor rinks and outdoor ponds that are yours for the skating.

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Cross-Country Ski Trails

Cross-country skiing is a great way to stay active during winter months and Red Deer offers more than 30 km of groomed ski trails within City boundaries.

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Speed Skating Oval

Setters Place at Great Chief Park is opening January 2018 and features a 400 m outdoor natural ice speed skating oval.

News & Notices

Road closures/transit disruptions...

July 15, 2019

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Downtown tree pruning

July 11, 2019

Parks aerial lift trucks (bucket trucks) will be pruning city owned trees in the downtown area between 48 and 52 Street and 47 and 51 Avenue.