Hudson and Braedan Turcotte from Red Deer try fencing in the Servus Arena Parking lot at XPlore Sport Day last year. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Xplore Sport Day set for Sunday

Individuals of all ages can get their hands on a wide variety of sporting opportunities Sunday in Red Deer.

The City is hosting its fifth annual Xplore Sports Day, an initiative designed to give citizens of Red Deer a day to try out different sports and recreation opportunities available in the city.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Servus Arena, Rotary Recreation Park and the Red Deer Tennis club, groups will be gathered to provide demos, information sessions, and interactive activities. It is a free, family-friendly celebration.

“This event is a great opportunity for families to learn about different sports and activities available to them in their community, to try them out, to ask the organizers questions and register,” said Deb Comfort, Neighbourhood Facilities and Community Development Supervisor in a press release.

Twenty-five groups, including summer, winter and year-round activities will be on hand in and around Servus Arena.

The Alberta Downhill Enduro Club, Mud, Sweat and Gears, and Savy Mountain Riders all at the Red Deer Mountain Bike Park.

A wide variety of groups including Red Deer Catalina Swim Club, Red Deer Tennis Club, Red Deer Pond Hockey, Red Deer City Soccer Association and the Red Deer Pickleball Club will be participating.

For a full list of groups, check out

Also, a part of the celebration on Saturday is the Rising Sport Star Awards. They are presented to athletes 11 or younger who were involved with a Red Deer sport organization and demonstrated commitment, passion, effort or who have overcome adversity to successfully participate and develop skills. Mayor Tara Veer will present the awards to kick off the event at 11 a.m. at Servus Arena.

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