Skating

What’s winter in Canada without a little skating? There are numerous choices of outdoor skating surfaces in Red Deer. Some have boarded rinks for hockey while others use snowbanks for leisure skating. There are 3 ponds to skate around on as well as a speed-skating oval. If you prefer to skate indoors, drop-in skating is offered at four arenas. Cheer on the Red Deer Rebels at a WHL game.

Skating Experiences

WHL Hockey

WHL Hockey

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Skating Experiences

WHL Hockey

Enmax Centrium (Westerner Park)

The Red Deer Rebels are Red Deer’s WHL team and have a large fan base inside and outside the city. See them in action at the Enmax Centrium at Westerner Park with affordable prices and fun for the whole family. Be sure to check out their family ticket packs, Dairy Queen Birthday packs, and special savings for AMA members.

Skating at Bower Ponds

Skating at Bower Ponds

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Skating Experiences

Skating at Bower Ponds

Bower Ponds Recreation

Whether you’re learning to skate or you’ve been skating before you could walk, Bower Ponds is the perfect venue to carve some ice. Don’t have your own gear? No problem! Bower Ponds has all the rentals you need!

The city has over 62 outdoor skating rinks for public use. Each site is maintained by the Parks Section and includes boarded rinks for hockey/ringette, as well as snowbank rinks for leisure skating, 3 pond skating locations and 1 speed skating oval.

Bower Ponds has long been one of the most popular and scenic skating locations in the area. No skates? No problem. Rentals of skates, helmets and sharpening are available in the Bower Ponds Pavilion.

Red Deer’s new Setters Place features a three storey pavilion building overlooking the Red Deer River and brand new synthetic sports field. During the winter months, a 400m outdoor speed skating oval sits on top of the field. Setters Place will host long track speed skating during the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Indoor ice arenas include the G.H. Dawe Arena, Collicutt Centre, the Kinsmen Community Twin Arenas, and Servus Arena. All arenas provide change rooms and spectator bleacher seating and are available for booking private ice time a well as public drop-in times.

The Servus Arena is brand new and is considered the City’s premier spectator arena with with room temperature seating, a concession, interior connections to the Pidherney Curling Centre, an indoor walking track, team warm up areas, skate sharpening and laundry facilities. On the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. throughout the winter season, the Servus Arena invites the entire community of Red Deer to take part in free skating!