November 2017 News Archive

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All neighbourhood outdoor skating rinks open this weekend

November 30, 2017 10:13 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deerians will be able to lace up their skates and visit an outdoor rink this weekend, as all rinks will open tomorrow.

Neighbourhood rinks and natural skating surfaces are now ready for use, as crews have completed installing rink boards and preparing the ice surfaces. Lights at outdoor rinks will stay on until 10 p.m. as per the Parks and Facilities Bylaw.

The public is reminded that helmets are recommended at all times and that hockey pucks and sticks are not permitted at Bower Ponds.

Bower Ponds Pavilion operating hours are: 

Regular Schedule
Weekdays, 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Weekends, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Holiday Schedule
December 24 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 25 – Closed
December 26 to 30 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 31 – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
January 1 to 7 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Any updates to this schedule will be available at

The former outdoor speed skating oval near the Golden Circle is no longer in operation. The new outdoor speed skating oval at Great Chief Park is in the final stages of construction and will open in January 2018.

For more information about skating rinks, call 403-342-8159 or visit


For more information, contact: 

John Eastwood
Parks Amenities Supervisor 
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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