Cold Weather Activities

Cooler weather means cool outdoor activities like skating and skiing. Red Deer offers places to enjoy both!

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Outdoor Skating

Skating is truly a Canadian pastime. We have outdoor rinks and outdoor ponds that are yours for the skating.

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Cross-Country Ski Trails

Cross-country skiing is a great way to stay active during winter months and Red Deer offers more than 30 km of groomed ski trails within City boundaries.

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Speed Skating Oval

Setters Place at Great Chief Park is opening January 2018 and features a 400 m outdoor natural ice speed skating oval.

News & Notices

Three Mile Bend being tested for...

August 16, 2019

Due to the potential for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in one of the ponds at Three Mile Bend, The City of Red Deer is asking the public to use caution when in that area.

Temporary trail closure

August 14, 2019

A portion of trail between the BMX park to the CPR Bridge in the Great West Adventure Park area will close at 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 15.