A seven bed emergency room set up on Red Deer College’s campus. A section of the campus has been dedicated a medical wing with chiropractors, athletic therapists, massage therapists, psychologists and sociloligists.

Games athletes making themselves at home at RDC

Red Deer College’s campus will be home for the athletes during the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Red Deer College’s campus has been transformed into an Athletes’ Village for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Members of the media were given a private tour of the village, providing a one-time opportunity to look inside the facility.

What is normally classrooms and lecture halls has been turned into meeting spaces for teams, coaches and volunteers.

A section of the campus has been set aside as a medical wing, with athletic therapy and physiotherapy, chiropractors and a room set up like a mini seven-bed emergency room.

On site, there is also massage therapy, which has been popular with the athletes so far, as well as a psychologist, a sociologist and concussion specialists.

Residences, which are an off-limits zone due to privacy, are home for games participants for the next few weeks.

The athletes have access to food through the dining hall and are provided breakfast no matter how early they have to rise to get to their competition.

The village also provides a “pack up” option for those who need to bring a meal with them to the venue.

The college’s common areas, such as the Far Side Bar and Grill, have been transformed into hang out areas for the athletes.

In the village, there is also a spot for coaches to relax as well as learn. The coaches’ area will feature talks from special guests, including a presentation on the transition from athlete to sport leader.


Follow Kaylyn Whibbs on Twitter

@kaylynwhibbs
kaylyn.whibbs@sylvanlakenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

2019 Women of Excellence Awards nominees announced

The nominees were announced in Red Deer Thursday

City watching speed limit debate

Blackfalds, Calgary and Edmonton the latest to consider reduced residential speed limits

Movie shot in Red Deer and Lacombe is nominated for Alberta film award

‘Cor Values’ is up for a Best Feature Rosie

Red Deer developer ordered to replant some of the levelled College Park trees

Some residents don’t believe restoration plans go far enough

Red Deer election forum set for April 11

Presented by Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

Local Sports: Queen’s Avery Lajeunesse not afraid to get physical

A year ago Avery Lajeunesse made a commitment to join the RDC… Continue reading

Seniors: Exposing the hype surrounding supplements

Do we need dietary supplements as we age? Do these supplements actually… Continue reading

Eight warning signs you won’t finish college

Forty per cent of students who enrol in a four-year college don’t… Continue reading

Photos: Deer spotted in Red Deer

Spring has sprung. One Advocate reader has been seeing a herd of… Continue reading

Ken Johnston competes in Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Oil field worker to show off his moves on the dance floor

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Radio show host is Sheraton Celebrity dancer in Red Deer

VINNIE TAYLOR You may have heard Vinnie Taylor on the radio in… Continue reading

Dancing dentist of Innisfail

Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off will be held April 13

Most Read