December 2018 News Archive

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Outdoor rinks are ready for use in Red Deer

December 14, 2018 2:59 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Some of Red Deer’s outdoor rinks are ready to use this weekend after City staff worked to get them ready for the upcoming holiday season.

Hockey nets are delivered and lighting systems are activated. The City reminds skaters that helmets are recommended at all times, and hockey is not permitted at Bower Ponds or the ice skating oval at Setters Place at Great Chief Park.

The ice at Bower Ponds is ready for Red Deerians to enjoy. Outdoor washrooms are available to the public and are located on the south side of the Bower Ponds Pavilion. Final stages of renovations are being completed at the pavilion; therefore, the concession and skate rental services are not open to the public until December 21, 2018. 

Once open, Pavilion operating hours will be:

Regular Schedule

Weekdays   4:30 - 9 p.m. 
Weekends   11a.m. - 9 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

December 24 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
December 25 Closed
December 26 - 30   11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
December 31 11 a.m. - Midnight
January 1 - 4 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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

For more information, contact: 

John Eastwood
Parks Amenities Supervisor  
The City of Red Deer

Deb Comfort
Neighbourhood Facilities & Sport Supervisor
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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