New lights bring nighttime skiing to River Bend

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
January 10, 2019 - 11:47am Updated: January 10, 2019 - 12:21pm

Thanks to a $400,000 project that has been years in the making, nighttime skiing is now a reality at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. 

Grand opening celebrations were held Wednesday for the new "Light Park" which includes nearly four-kilometres of newly-lit ski trails.


Provincial grant funding of $200,000 went toward the project while Peavey Industries donated $100,000

About $20,000 is still to be raised to round out the funding for the project. Those wishing to make a contribution can do so through GoFundMe.

The high-efficiency LED lighting is expected to last 20+ years. Nova Chemicals donated most of the underground wiring required to power the light park.

The lighting is a part of a 2019 Canada Winter Games Legacy project.

River Bend will host the biathlon events during week one of the 2019 Games and cross-country and para-nordic events during week two.


Optimist Chiefs coming around as stretch run begins

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