If you’ve been in Red Deer for long enough, there’s a good chance that you have at least one fond memory of The Red Deer Arena. Whether you were cheering on your favourite hockey team or you used the facility for a birthday party or other get together, this area, which has been around for more than 60 years, is a vital part of our city. In order to meet the demands of Red Deer’s growing population, the city has decided to give us a brand new area which will be completed by mid-2018 and will be used for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Although our new area will lead to more opportunities for sports, music, and other forms of entertainment, it also means that we’ll have to say goodbye to one of our city’s most iconic buildings.
Before The Red Deer Arena gets demolished and rebuilt, we will be teaming up with The City of Red Deer for one last celebration in memory of this historic facility. On April 8th from 5PM-9PM, we will have a night will be full of live music, skating, food trucks, and fun times. While The City will be in charge of the main events, we will be assisting them by hosting a barbecue! We will be offering hot dogs, pop, and chips and we encourage you to stop by and say hello!
5 p.m. Live music by Jamie Woodfin
5 p.m. Family skate
6 p.m. Live music by Middle Age Crazy
6:30 p.m. Open skate
7 p.m. Formal program/presentation on the main stage
7:45 p.m. Commemorative video (approximate time)
8 p.m. Cutting of commemorative cake
8 p.m. Live music by Middle Age Crazy
8:50 p.m. Countdown to lights out
9 p.m. Event concludes
Will we see you on Friday? If you’re coming to The Red Deer Arena, let us know on Facebook and Twitter! For more information on the event and to get involved, visit this page on The City of Red Deer website. The event is free to attend for all ages, so invite everyone you know for this amazing celebration!