Frequently Asked Questions

About the Canada Winter Games

When are the 2019 Canada Winter Games?

The 2019 Canada Winter Games take place from Friday, February 15 to Sunday, March 3.

Where are the competitions happening?
Alpine Ski February 24 - March 2  NakiskaKananaskisCanyon Ski Resort
Archery February 24 - March 1 Westerner Park
Badminton February 24 - March 2  Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Biathlon February 15 - 22 River Bend Golf and Recreation Area
Boxing February 15 - 20  Westerner Park 
Cross Country Skiing February 24 - March 2  River Bend Golf and Recreation Area 
Curling - Women/Men February 24 - March 2  Pidherney Centre 
Figure Skating February 24 - March 1  Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Freestyle Skiing February 15 - 22  Canyon Ski ResortCanada Olympic Park, Calgary 
Gymnastics - Artistic February 15 - 21  Collicutt Centre - Field House 
Gymnastics - Trampoline February 24 - 28  Collicutt Centre - Field House 
Hockey - Men February 15 - 22  Enmax CentriumServus Arena 
Hockey - Women February 24 - March 2 Enmax CentriumServus Arena
Judo February 24 - March 1  Westerner Park 
Ringette February 15 - 22  Collicutt Arena;  Servus Arena
Snowboarding February 24 - March 2 Canyon Ski ResortCanada Olympic Park, Calgary
Speed Skating - Long Track February 15 - 22  Great Chief Park 
Speed Skating - Short Track February 15 - 22  Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre 
Squash February 24 - March 2  Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre 
Synchronized Swimming February 16 - 21  Sport Centre, Calgary; Recreation Centre (practice) 
Table Tennis February 15 - 21 Westerner Park
Wheelchair Basketball February 15 - 21  Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Where is parking available?

Most competition venues offer onsite, free parking. When visiting downtown to take in the festivals, parking is free after 5 p.m., on weekends and on statutory holidays. For full details on parking costs, refer to our Getting Around Red Deer page. This page also provides information on using public transit to get to Games events.

Where can I buy Games merchandise?

To buy official 2019 Canada Winter Games merchandise, visit the Canada Games Gear site.

What other events are happening during the Games?

Starting February 15, Canada Winter Games and The City are bringing festive fun for everyone to enjoy in the heart of Red Deer’s downtown including an Artisan Avenue, storefront galleries, and lots of interactive outdoor sports. Visit the Downtown Festivals & Events page for more information.

Are City-owned competition venues still open to the public for regular use?

City competition venues are open to the public throughout the Games. However, you may experience restricted access and program disruptions at certain times during competition times. For more details on a specific program or service, please visit our Changes to Recreation Facilities page.

Is there transit?

Catch any City of Red Deer bus to be downtown in 30 minutes or less. For details on transit fares, please visit our Fares and Passes page.

I live near the festival site. What should I expect?

During the 2019 Canada Winter Games, there will be some traffic disruptions and noise in downtown Red Deer, specifically around the festival site. The following roads will be closed:

  • 48 Avenue from 51 Street to 53 Street from Feb 11 to Mar 5.
  • Little Gaetz Avenue (50 Ave) from 49 Street to 48 Street from Feb 15 to Mar 3.

As well, as part of the 52 North Music + Cultural Festival there will be evening concerts and fireworks from February 16 – March 1. The fireworks will last approximately two minutes and will be at the following times:

Saturday, Feb 16 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb 17 10:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb 18 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 21 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb 22 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 23 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb 24 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 27 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 28 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Mar 1 10:30 p.m.