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Outdoor Community Rinks, Bower Ponds and Setters Outdoor Ice Oval are ready for use with some restrictions

December 4, 2020 10:50 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Parks and Recreation staff have been busy getting outdoor rinks ready for the winter season, and starting tonight all neighbourhood outdoor rink locations and Bower Ponds will be ready for use.

Hockey nets have been delivered and lighting systems have been activated at all community rink locations. The City would like to remind skaters that the use of helmets is recommended at all times, and hockey is not permitted at Bower Ponds or the ice skating oval at Setters Place at Great Chief Park. Current Public Health measures require the closure of Community Centres, this includes the operation of all Neighbourhood Activity Centres. As a result, citizens are advised that washrooms, indoor skate changing and warming are not available at this time.

The ice at Bower Ponds is ready for Red Deerians to enjoy. Outdoor washrooms are available to the public daily from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and are located on the south side of the Bower Ponds Pavilion.    The Pavilion is also considered a Community Centre and as such, with the current health measures in place, skate rentals, concession, indoor skate changing and warming are not available at this time.

Setters Place at Great Chief Park will open Monday, December 7, 2020, please check the City’s website at for available skating times. Indoor heated change rooms and washrooms are available at this location. Admission fees and Activity Reservations are required to access the ice oval at Setters Place. Visit to book your Activity Reservation.

In accordance with Alberta Public Health Orders, outdoor boarded and snowbank rink use is limited to 10 participants per ice surface. Physical distancing restrictions remain in place and mask use is required when you cannot maintain 2 metres between your household and others. Bower Ponds, Anders on the Lake and Westlake do not have limitations as long as participants socially distance.

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

For more information, contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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