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Jan 16

Guide to the Grand Slam of Curling | January 16-21, 2024

Explore Red Deer and Central Alberta during the Grand Slam of Curling!

Guide to the Grand Slam of Curling | January 16-21, 2024

The Grand Slam of Curling kicks off on January 16 and continues through Sunday, January 21 at the Servus Arena in Red Deer. Brace yourself for a week filled with thrilling curling action, featuring top-notch athletes engaging in intense battles on the ice. And while you're in town soaking up the excitement, don't forget to explore our guide to discover the fun things you can do during breaks from the curling action!

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If you can't snag tickets, catch the action at the Social House in the Pidherney Centre Red Deer Curling Club. Enjoy bites, beverages, and entertainment – no ticket required! The Social House is open daily, offering live-streamed curling action, buffet-style food between draws, a silent auction, and live entertainment and music.

Things to do around Red Deer!

Winter Activities

Bundle up in your warmest clothes and don a toque as you embark on a variety of thrilling winter adventures. Whether it's downhill skiing, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, or even ice fishing, there's something for everyone to enjoy this winter season!

Heritage Ranch

Heritage Ranch sits on 217 acres of beautiful land in the city of Red Deer; surrounded by beautiful natural backdrops and landscapes running along the scenic and tranquil Red Deer River. Experience adventure with many available ranch experiences, including horse and carriage rides, ranch tracker games, and romantic custom chef-inspired dinners at the Westlake Grill.

Canyon Ski Resort

Just 10 minutes east of the city, Canyon Ski Resort is the largest non-mountain downhill ski resort in Alberta. The 28.6 hectare ski area has 20 runs, six lifts, lights for night skiing, a ski lodge, a large ski school, equipment rentals and a cafeteria. Canyon Ski Resort has a 164-metre vertical drop, there is terrain for advanced, intermediate and novice skiers. They also have Snow Tubing at Canyon Ski Resort, with two runs on a steep hill that is long and windy. The best part is you can ride your tube both up and down the hill.

Eat and Drink

Discover a delightful array of charming restaurants, breweries, lounges, and cafes in Red Deer, where every craving finds its perfect match. Dive into the authentic local flavors that reflect the essence of the region and take a culinary adventure through Red Deer's vibrant food scene. Enjoy everything from family-friendly restaurants that cater to all tastes to romantic fine dining destinations showcasing the best of Alberta's beef steaks and locally sourced produce. Click here for the full list:

Breweries and Lounges

Experience the taste of craft. Visit a taproom and experience the flavor while relaxing by a fire with a flavorful beverage. Central Alberta has plenty of options for a unique experience. You can find many of our local crafts in bars and restaurants throughout the city as they feature local brews on their menus. Explore our list of must-visit spots:


Red Deer serves as the ultimate shopping destination in central Alberta, offering the convenience of a major city within a compact layout, along with easily accessible locations and abundant parking spaces. Whether you enjoy browsing through distinctive downtown boutiques or exploring expansive shopping malls, our diverse retail scene accommodates every taste. Moreover, numerous inviting spots provide the perfect opportunity to take a refreshing coffee break or enjoy a delightful lunch during your shopping spree. To explore our list of shopping locations, please visit our website:

Red Deer Resort and Casino

Discover the recently renovated casino within the Red Deer Resort and Casino, situated on the south side of the city. Offering an array of gaming tables, slot machines, and VLTs, this newly renovated casino promises an exhilarating experience. Extend your visit to relish a delectable lunch or dinner at the Jackpot Kitchen.  

Gasoline Alley Farmers Market

Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market is a vibrant indoor market open year-round in Red Deer County that celebrates local producers, artisans and farmers from Alberta. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we welcome you to meet your local bakers, makers, growers, brewers and crafters.

Downtown Red Deer

Discover the vibrant art scene at the heart of our city by taking a leisurely walk through the pedestrian-friendly downtown streets. Immerse yourself in the captivating storytelling of our local murals, complemented by captivating sculptures, art galleries, and charming boutique shops. Enhance your experience with a delightful array of dining options, making your exploration of downtown Red Deer a feast for the senses.

Downtown Red Deer Mural Map

Downtown Walking Tours

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Make sure to check out the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, located along Highway 2. Engage in interactive games and delve into the rich history of sports with a remarkable collection of memorabilia. Additionally, you can rent fat tire winter e-bikes at the facility, allowing you to explore the area conveniently. Prepare yourself for an immersive experience, filled with all the excitement and fun that the world of sports has to offer at this esteemed venue!

Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is pleased to welcome visitors attending the Grand Slam of curling, with rotating and permanent exhibits on display for all to enjoy, for the current exhibits and hours visit

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