By Sheldon Spackman
Another busy weekend now in the books for RDC Athletics, with mixed results this time around.
On Friday night, The RDC Kings Hockey team defeated the Concordia University Thunder 5-2 at the Penhold Multiplex. Then in the second half of the home-and-home series on Saturday in Edmonton, the Thunder defeated the Kings 2-0. The Kings are now tied for fourth in the ACAC Men’s Hockey standings with 15 points.
The RDC Queens Hockey team was in action on Saturday night at MacEwan University in Edmonton and in a battle for second place, lost to the Griffins 2-1. In a weekend rematch on Sunday, the Queens blanked the MacEwan University Griffins 3-0. The Queens sit in second place in ACAC Women’s Hockey with 15 points. NAIT has 16 points while MacEwan University has 14.
The RDC Kings and Queens Basketball teams were busy as well. On Friday night at the RDC Main Gym, the Briercrest College Clippers defeated the Queens 66-59, while on Saturday at the RDC Main Gym, the Medicine Hat College Rattlers downed the Queens 79-71.
As for the Kings, they defeated the Briercrest College Clippers 89-71 at the RDC Main Gym on Friday. On Saturday at the RDC Main Gym in a battle between two of the top teams in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division, the Medicine Hat College Rattlers beat the Kings 87-77. However, remaining in first place in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division, the Kings now have a 6-1 record.
The Kings and Queens Volleyball teams were out of town over the weekend. On Friday at Ambrose University College in Calgary, the Queens defeated the Lions in 4 sets. The Queens took the opening set 25-23, dropped the second set 21-25, won the third set 26-24 and captured the fourth set 25-19 to win the match. On Saturday in a weekend rematch at the RDC Main Gym, the Queens swept the Lions in 3 straight sets 25-21, 25-23 and 25-12. The Queens now have a 9-3 record and share first place in the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division standings with the Briercrest College Clippers.
Finally, the Kings Volleyball team won in 3 straight sets 25-23, 25-16, and 25-17 over the Ambrose University Lions in Calgary on Friday. Saturday saw the Kings Volleyball team defeat the Lions in 3 sets 25-13, 25-22 and 25-19 at the RDC Main Gym. The Kings now remain in top spot in the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division with a 10-2 record.
Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith
Submitted by Tourism Red Deer
Come celebrate with us and congratulate Red Deer’s own Rebecca Smith.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Tourism Red Deer invite you to meet Red Deer’s Summer Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith!
Rebecca was a part of Team Canada’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay swim team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She’ll be here to meet, greet, and show off her hardware.
Where: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 102-4200 Highway 2, Red Deer
When: Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details
Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction
As announced yesterday, City recreation centres are opening fully to the public as of July 1. With construction underway at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre, only limited services and areas will be available.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Starting July 2, fitness and gym areas will open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily. In July, summer day camps that normally operate from the Dawe will operate from other facilities.
- The pool will remain closed until September.
- To accommodate interior heating and ventilation construction, the facility will fully close from July 26 to August 31. Some registered preschool and summer camp programming may proceed, but no rental or general admission options will be available.
- On September 1, we anticipate the pool will be open, but some other amenities, like the gym, may not be available. More information will be provided as construction progresses.
- Playing surfaces in the arena will not be available until construction is complete, which is expected to be early 2023.
We are currently offering a discounted monthly Value Pass for $27 for adults ($24.50 for seniors; $21.90 for students; $19.30 for youth; $14.20 for children, and $60.50 for a family. It provides unlimited access to all facilities. As of August the Value Pass will only provide access to the Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre; however, access to the Dawe will be included in the Value pass until the pool, gym and fitness areas are open.
About the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project
Work is underway now on the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Project and some exciting changes are in store. We expect to welcome visitors to the transformed space in early 2023. Here’s just some of what you can expect:
- Two NHL standard playing surfaces
- Expanded fitness areas, including a running track
- Outdoor spray park with washroom facilities
- Improved accessibility
- Additional north entrance + site access from 67 Street
- Additional parking
During construction, there will be some changes and impacts to existing amenities and programs, and we’ll do you best to share this information in advance. Thanks for your patience as we complete this work.
For more information about the project, please visit reddeer.ca/DaweProject.
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