2019 Canada Winter Games & RDC

RDC's Role in the Games
From February 15 until March 3, 2019 Red Deer and central Alberta will welcome the nation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games (Jeux d'hiver du Canada 2019).  The 2019 Games will be the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and central Alberta and one of the largest events to be hosted in Alberta since the 1988 Calgary Olympics. 
 
In partnership with the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society (Société hôte des Jeux d'hiver du Canada 2019), Red Deer College will play a pivotal role in supporting the successful staging and presentation of this major national event.  This will include:
  • Games Operations “Hub” providing core operational support to the Games, including everything from information technology to entertainment to recreational venues.
  • Event Venues and Ancillary Training Performance Venues including short track speed skating, badminton, wheelchair basketball, figure skating and squash, hosted at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris. This facility will also support athlete training and associated needs.
  • Athletes’ Village hosting and housing nearly 3,600 athletes in RDC’s residence buildings.  Visit the Residence page to learn full details about the College's Residence Accommodation Strategy for students.
RDC is proud to support our community in this exciting event and look forward to the opportunity to share our College with all of Canada! For additional details, see the Canada Winter Games at RDC Frequently Asked Questions.  
Pre-Games Events

In preparation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Red Deer College is working with provincial or national organizations to host pre-Games events in the fall and winter of 2018. 

These events will provide opportunities for people from central Alberta and beyond to watch provincial and national level sport competitions. There is no cost and tickets are not required to attend these competitions. RDC students, faculty and staff, as well as community members are welcome to come to RDC's Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre to see these events. 

October 12 – 14: Short Track Speed Skating

  • Friday, October 12: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Athlete Practice
  • Saturday, October 13: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Competition
  • Sunday, October 14: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Competition

October 31 – November 4: Figure Skating

  • Wednesday, October 31 – 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 1 – 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • Friday, November 2 – 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 3 – 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 4 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

November 20 – 25: Badminton

  • Friday, November 23 – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 24 – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 25 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

December 15 – 16: Wheelchair Basketball (view complete tournament schedule)

  • Saturday, December 15 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16 - 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

 

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