Red Deer is well known to be a very active city. From running on the trails to cross country skiing, there are plenty ways to break a sweat in Red Deer all year long.
There are also several opportunities to get your adrenaline flowing from the stands. Red Deer’s home teams compete year round inside some great facilities.
Red Deer Rebels
The 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.
Red Deer College Kings and Queens Athletics
From hockey to volleyball and dozens of other sports in between, the Kings and Queens compete throughout the entire school year on campus at Red Deer College or at other facilities in Red Deer.
The rodeo season keeps central Alberta busy in the summer time. Almost every weekend there is a different rodeo in or around Red Deer, such as the Ponoka Stampede, Innisfail Pro Rodeo, Benalto Stampede, just to name a few.
Red Deer Riggers
The Red Deer Riggers have a proud history of being one of the top Senior AAA baseball teams in Alberta, winning the provincial championship in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014. Their home games are played at Great Chief Park in Red Deer.
There are a few options in Red Deer to get in some ice time. They include the Collicutt Centre, GH Dawe Recreation Centre, the Kinsmen Community Arenas, and Westerner Park. 2 more arenas are under construction. The Servus Arena will be finished in 2018 on the site of the old Red Deer Arena, and the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre is under construction on campus at RDC, which will be ready in time for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
Curling in Red Deer
The Pidherney Curling Club features 12 sheets of ice and has hosted major events such as The Brier, Scott Tournament of Hearts, and the World Junior Curling Championships. And Michener Hill Curling Club has a long history in Red Deer and is still a popular club in Central Alberta. You can register as a team or sign up as an individual.
Canyon Ski Resort
Canyon Ski Resort is Alberta’s largest non-mountain resort. It features 20 runs and also offers night skiing and tubing along with ski and snowboard lessons and rentals.
Red Deer Parks and Trails
Red Deer may be best known for its extensive parks and trail system. With over 110 kilometres of trails in the city that link to each park, it’s very possible to spend an entire day going for a stroll, run or bike ride while enjoying the views.
Fishing in Red Deer
Anglers have 2 stocked ponds in Red Deer to choose from to cast a line. Mitchell Ponds in Heritage Ranch is stocked with Rainbow Trout, and Bower Ponds offers the chance to catch Northern Pike.
A big summertime favourite in Red Deer is going for a float down the river. There are a few entry points in Waskasoo Park, but the most popular would be at the river crossing at Fort Normandeau and at Bower Ponds.
There is a plethora of golfing opportunities in and around the city of Red Deer. In Red Deer, there’s the River Bend Golf Course, Balmoral Golf Course, and a pitch and putt at Great Chief Park. Near Red Deer there’s Alberta Springs Golf Resort, Wolf Creek Golf Resort, Spirit Creek Golf and Country Club, Innisfail Golf Club, and many others.
Red Deer BMX
Red Deer is home to an outdoor BMX Track, located north east of Bower Ponds. Events are held throughout the summer featuring riders of all ages and skill levels.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Experience greatness inside the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum commemorates the legendary athletes and builders in the provinces history. It’s also a very interactive museum with games and displays fit for the whole family.
The Collicutt Centre is Red Deer’s largest indoor recreation centre. The aquatic centre features a waterslide, wave pool, children’s area, steam room, and hot tub. There’s also a large field house, weight room, ice rink and gymnastics area.
Red Deer Recreation Centre
This aquatic centre is centrally located in downtown Red Deer. There is a 25 metre indoor pool with lane swimming, and an outdoor area featuring diving boards and a patio.
GH Dawe Community Centre
The Dawe is located on 67th Street in north Red Deer, and features a pool, waterslides, hot tub, and splash pool. There’s also a weight room and fitness area along with an arena.
Michener Aquatic Centre
The Michener Aquatic Centre is a great place to go for a swim. It features a lane pool, therapy or play pool, and a diving tank. The facility also includes a smaller fitness area and a sauna.