Facilities

Performance Gymnasium

The Fas Gas - On The Run Gymnasium is home court for RDC Kings and Queens Volleyball and Basketball teams. This performance gymnasium is 1,748 square metres, and can be configured for single feature court events for both basketball and volleyball and multi-court configurations to accommodate tournaments as well.  

This bright, convertible space features:

  • 1,200 individual seat capacity, with top-loading access and barrier-free viewing
  • Configuration that meets both FIVB and FIBA competition requirements
  • State-of-the-art audio visual technologies
  • Two dynamic 18-foot HD scoreboard/video walls 
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of court sports with multiple seating configurations
  • Availability for public use, including community tournaments, club teams and special events  

Daily Gymnasium Schedule
Please note that all gym bookings are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, call the Guest Services Desk at 403.356.5100.  

Gymnasium Schedule   
View Facility Rental information for details about renting the Fas Gas - On The Run Gymnasium.

Arena

The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Arena is home to the RDC Kings and Queens Ice Hockey teams. During the 2018/2019 season the Arena will also be home to the Red Deer Sutter Fund Midget AAA Female Ice Hockey team. 

The convertible ice surface can be changed from hybrid-sized (90' wide by 200' long) to Olympic-sized (100' wide by 200' long). For the 2018/2019 season, the Arena uses the Olympic-sized configuration as RDC hosted Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating events during the 2019 Canada Winter Games. This Olympic-sized ice surface is the only one in central Alberta. Its size provides the opportunity for a variety of configurations, including multiple practices at the same time, which will benefit local organizations and community groups. 

The bright and spacious Arena was carefully designed to maximize the competition experience for athletes and the viewing, comfort and audio experiences for fans and guests. The Arena can seat up to 1,100 spectators.   

Arena Features

  • Short track speed skating and sledge hockey capabilities
  • Partnership with Red Deer Minor Hockey to accommodate the Red Deer Sutter Fund Midget AAA female hockey team, including a dedicated dressing room
  • Multiple general use  dressing rooms
  • Kings and Queens home dressing and training rooms
  • Four barrier-free community dressing rooms, each featuring individual showersprivate showers 
  • One dynamic 18-foot HD scoreboard/video wall
  • Skate sharpening area available for organizations to bring their own sharpening equipment

Fitness Centre, Running Track and Squash Courts

RDC Fitness Programs are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of central Albertans. 

Membership to our 30,000 square foot high performance Fitness Centre provides you with access to:

  • 200m training/competition track
  • 100m sprint track
  • Four squash courts
  • State of the art cardio and weight equipment including:
    • Two sparkling cybex spark trainers
    • Two new powermills, 
    • Treadmills, crosstrainers and more!
  • Our high-performance zone consists of 6 platforms, 3 half racks, multi-jungle and synergy unit 
  • Spin bike zone
  • Free weight zone
  • Barrier-free fitness opportunities
  • Fitness classes held in our multi-purpose fitness studio which overlooks the Great Hall
  • Personal training services for individuals of all fitness levels
  • Free individual fitness program design to help you reach your fitness goals  

We take pride in creating a comfortable and safe environment where you are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We want your experience to be great, not only from your workout, but from the friends you make while training here.

Teaching & Learning Spaces

The majority of the educational spaces consisting of classrooms and labs are housed in the Donald Health & Wellness Centre, a wing of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. In addition, three classrooms are located in the Arena zone. All these spaces support RDC’s academic programming, primarily in the areas of Health Sciences and Kinesiology & Sport Studies.

Athletic therapy, high performance training lab and fitness/testing space create new opportunities to support and expand academic programming at the College. 

Outdoor Zone

Made up of College land adjacent to the Centre, this open space is available for informal outdoor activities, with a practice soccer field and future beach volleyball courts to the south and west, and the development of future facilities to the east. A paved trail provides barrier-free access around the building. The NOVA Chemicals Waskasoo Creek Nature Walk links to, and encircles, a new storm pond that nestles beside the Waskasoo Creek, and provides access to the informal trails in the natural area.  

Partnerships and Services in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre allows Red Deer College to continue and expand its partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders. Hockey Alberta, a long-time partner of RDC, calls this Centre its new home. With its mandate to serve the provincial needs of minor hockey in Alberta, this organization enjoys many benefits from the new facilities within the Centre, including hosting player and coaching clinics, as well as camps and other hockey development opportunities.

Similarly, Red Deer Minor Hockey is a partner with RDC in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. The ice arena will help to meet the increasing demand for local ice times in the city and region. It will also accommodate the Red Deer Minor Hockey Elite Female Hockey Team, including a dedicated dressing room.

The locally owned and operated Collegiate Sports Medicine has a satellite location in the new Centre, with clinic and retail space that provides opportunities and access for student learning and mentorship in the areas of entrepreneurship, business, kinesiology and therapeutic medicine. The service area also enhances therapy services available to student-athletes and the sports community.

Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

 

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