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

Mid-sized Mayors’ Caucus highlights

September 13, 2019

Topics ranging from economic growth, jobs, diversification, public safety and the need for a provincial drug strategy were all on the table at the fall Alberta mid-sized Mayors’ and Chief Administration Officers’ (CAOs’) caucus meeting this week.

Construction set to begin on new...

September 13, 2019

The City of Red Deer will be starting construction of an expansion to the Waskasoo Park Trail system along the escarpment of Riverside Meadows/Highland Green. This project has been divided into two phases: