It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, so why not pull out the skates and go down to Bower Ponds. Bower Ponds has long been one of the most popular and scenic skating locations in the area and they also have skate rentals.
Website: www.bowerponds.ca Where: 4715 Fountain Drive Red Deer, AB T4N 6W4 Cost: Free to skate, rentals are additional fee.
Enjoying the lake all year round. Head out to Sylvan Lake and go skating down by the pier. It is tons of fun for the whole family! Plus, there are lots of spots along the lakeshore to grab a hot cocoa or a bite to eat to warm up afterward.
Website: www.visitsylvanlake.ca Where: Down by the Pier Cost: Free
Canyon Ski Resort is located just 10 minutes east of the city and 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, and equipment rentals. They also have a snow tube park at Canyon Ski Resort. The park is located at the top of the hill complete with 6 groomed lanes and you can book your tickets online.
Website: www.canyonski.ca Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, Red Deer County, AB T4E 0Z1 Cost: Snowtubing is $25 for 2 hours
Join the experienced staff at Kerry Wood Nature Centre over the weekend as you learn skills and techniques to maximize your fun. Learn different camping skills such as proper clothing, equipment, water and food needs, as well as simple navigation and orientation skills.
When: Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2023 Where: Kerry Wood Nature Centre Cost: $20 per family. Pre-registration is required.
Cheer on the Red Deer Rebels either Friday, January 20 as they take on the Prince George Cougars, or Saturday, January 21 as they take on the Brandon Wheat Kings. Both games start at 7:00 pm at the Peavey Mart Centrium.
Website: www.reddeerrebels.com When: Friday, January 20, 2023 and Saturday, January 21, 2023 Where: Peavey Mart Centrium, Westerner Park Cost: $17-$27 per person
Bull Skit is bringing the community together and what better way to start 2023 than to give back to two amazing Improv teams here in Red Deer. Both Lindsay Thurber and Hunting Hill High School have participated in Nosebowl, Wildfire, and the Canadian Improv Games.
When: Friday, January 20, 2023 Where: Scott Block Theatre Cost: $15 per person
Here in Red Deer, we are fortunate to have several spacious areas perfect for your skiing experience. River Bend Golf and Recreation Area has 19 km of groomed cross-country ski trails surrounded by the beautiful Red Deer River Valley with 4 km of lighted trails for evening runs. They also have cross-country ski rentals for the whole family if you want to try it out.
Website: www.rbgra.ca Where: 3800 River Bend Drive Red Deer County, AB T4P 0Y4 Cost: FREE, rentals are an additional fee
The Healthy Living Expo is an event that is packed full of health professionals, fitness centres, local artisan vendors, and so much more in the realm of health and wellness join for one BIG day at the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park.
When: Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Westerner Park Cost: $5 per adult admission/ $10 per family
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