Red Deer Arena

The Red Deer Arena is being redeveloped. This NHL size arena was home to the two time National Champions, Midget AAA Red Deer Optimist Chiefs, Junior B Red Deer Vipers and the Red Deer College Queens teams as well as our annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Red Deer Arena Through the Ages

Red Deer Arena Commemorative Project - Timeline

1952: Arena Constructed

The Red Deer Arena was built with a seating capacity of 1,404, at the time Red Deer was a city of approximately 10,000 people.

1978: First Renovation

Red Deer Arena went through a major renovation adding the front upper and lower lobby and vestibule increasing seating capacity.

1995: Second Renovation

Underwent renovations replacing seating with concrete, a new arena floor, accessibility ramp, and expanded dressing room and office space.

2015: Home of Many Sports Teams

Historic home of many great teams, athletes and sports. Currently home of RDC Queens, Red Deer Vipers, Red Deer Minor Hockey Midget AAA as well as host to countless tournaments, games and events.

2016: New Arena Construction 

Construction begins in May 2016 and is expected to be complete in 2018.

The former Red Deer arena was home to many sporting and community events over the last 60 years. While we look forward to the construction of the new arena, we want to ensure that the memories and legacy of the old facility are captured and incorporated in the new arena. 

News & Notices

Demolition of the former Red Deer Arena

July 25, 2016

The demolition process to take down the structure of the former Red Deer Arena is scheduled to begin on Thursday, July 28 (dependent on weather and completion of utility disconnects).