Rip ‘N Rec is available for youth and children 17 years and under and is valid from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rip ‘N Rec is available for youth and children 17 years and under and is valid from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rip ‘N Rec returns this fall to Red Deer with a back-to-school pass

Rip ‘N Rec Passes can be purchased starting Aug. 30

Red Deer is offering youth unlimited rides on Red Deer Transit, and unlimited access to all City of Red Deer recreation facilities, this fall with the Rip ‘N Rec Back To School Pass.

Traditionally, the city has offered this promotion for the summer months, but was unable due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health environment.

Rip ‘N Rec is available for those 17 years and under and is valid from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. There are two pricing options: $50 for children aged 3 to 12 and youth with a restricted transit pass, or $25 for youth who currently hold a valid unrestricted transit pass.

This pass, as with the previous summer edition, provides unlimited access to drop-in activities from swimming, to fitness classes and gymnasium sports – and the means to get there.

Tammy Greba, the city’s recreation facilities supervisor, said Rip ‘n Rec Back To School Pass is a fun promotion to welcome Red Deer’s youth back into the city’s recreation facilities.

“In past years the Rip N Rec promotion has been very successful and we hope the community will take advantage of the Back To School Pass this fall,” Greba said.

Trever Sparrow, Red Deer Transit superintendent of conventional services, said introducing youth to using public transit at an early age encourages lifelong ridership, and this pass allows them to hop on transit to access their favourite places, like the swimming pool, or even the mall.

The Rip ‘N Rec Pass can be purchased beginning on Aug. 30 at any city recreation facility:

– Collicutt Centre (3031 – 30 Avenue)

– G.H. Dawe Community Centre (56 Holt Street) – after September 7

– Michener Aquatic Centre (51A Street and 38 Avenue) – after September 7

– Recreation Centre (4501 – 47A Avenue)

The pass is valid until Oct. 31.

To learn more visit www.reddeer.ca/BackToSchool or call 403-309-8411.



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