The City's Involvement

As the host municipality, Red Deer is welcoming the nation to our community. To prepare for the Games, we have built new facilities and upgraded existing recreation facilities. The City of Red Deer is a partner organization in the 2019 Canada Winter Games, along with federal and provincial orders of government, and private sector organizations.

The City's Involvement in the 2019 Canada Winter Games

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will leave a lasting legacy for our community for generations to come. The benefits to Red Deer are numerous; new world-class amenities, large economic spinoff, and the opportunity residents have to be more involved and connected to their community through volunteering and participating in community life in new public spaces.

The City undertook a number of projects in order to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games, including:

  • Setters Place at Great Chief Park: Opened in early 2018 and will host long track speed skating during the Games.
  • River Bend Golf and Recreation Area: Trails were upgraded to better host cross country skiing and biathlon competitions.
  • Servus Arena: The brand new Servus Arena replaced the former Red Deer Arena, and will host both men's and women's hockey during Games time.
  • Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza / Central Middle School: In partnership with Red Deer Public Schools and the 2019 Canada Winter Games, The City of Red Deer acquired Central Intermediate School and lands. This site is the home of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society, and will feature the 52 degree North Music + Cultural Festival throughout the Games.
  • Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre: The City of Red Deer is also a proud contributor to the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College, which opened August 22, 2018. It will host Badminton, Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating, Squash and Wheelchair Basketball.