Red Deer’s major venues will be busy during 2019 Canada Games

Most sports will occur in and around city

Every major venue in Red Deer will be busy when the 2019 Canada Winter Games take place from Feb. 15 to March 3. The Games will be the largest event Red Deer has ever hosted and largest multi-sport and cultural event hosted in Alberta since the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

It’s estimated that more than 2,400 athletes, 500 officials, 450 media outlets, 700 VIPs and 20,000 visitors will be in Red Deer for the Games, representing an economic impact of more than $132 million.

The former Central Elementary School downtown is to be developed into the Canada Games Celebration Plaza, which will host cultural events and other community activities. Swimming will take place in Calgary and alpine skiing will be held in Kananaskis but everything else will take place at local venues.

Week 1

Opening Ceremony – ENMAX Centrium

Biathlon – River Bend Golf and Recreation Area

Boxing – Westerner Park

Freestyle Skiing – Canyon Ski Resort

Gymnastics Artistic – Collicutt Centre

Men’s Hockey – ENMAX Centrium/Downtown Arena

Ringette – Collicutt Centre/Kinsmen Community Arena A

Speed Skating Long Track – Great Chief Park

Speed Skating Short Track – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Synchronized Swimming – Repsol Sport Centre, Calgary

Table Tennis – Hunting Hills High School

Wheelchair Basketball – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Week 2

Alpine Skiing – Nakiska, Kananaskis

Archery – Westerner Park

Badminton – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Cross-country Skiing – River Bend Golf and Recreation Area

Curling – Pidherney Centre

Figure Skating – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Gymnastics Trampoline – Collicutt Centre

Women’s Hockey – ENMAX Centrium/Downtown Arena

Judo – Westerner Park

Snowboarding – Canyon Ski Resort

Squash – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Closing Ceremony – To Be Determined