Outdoor ice surfaces open, Setters Place on Monday

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
December 15, 2018 - 10:57am

Outdoor ice surfaces in Red Deer are ready to enjoy, including at Bower Ponds.

The City reminds skaters that they should be wearing helmets at all times.

Hockey is not permitted at Bower Ponds, nor at the city's newest outdoor ice facility. 

Setters Place at Great Chief Park is the last remaining facility to open, which it is scheduled to Dec. 17.

“We are very pleased to announce that The City’s newest outdoor ice facility is ready to be enjoyed by the public and will serve as home ice for the Central Lions Speed Skating Club”, says Deb Comfort, Neighbourhood Facilities and Sport Supervisor. 

Setters Place, which will serve as the long-track speed skating venue during the Canada Winter Games, boasts a 400 metre outdoor ice surface built directly on top of the sports field's synthetic turf.

“To share in the celebration of this fantastic facility and the legacy of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, The City is pleased to provide free access for all public skating during the 2018/2019 winter season,” states Comfort. 

The public skating schedule at Setters Place is as follows:

Monday  6 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday   6 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 1 - 3 p.m. 
Sunday 1 - 3 p.m.

This schedule may change due to inclement weather. Check The City’s Website for updates at www.reddeer.ca/outdoorskating. Skate rentals are not available on site Skate rentals are also not available at Bower Ponds until Dec. 21 as the final stages of the pavilion's renos are completed.

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