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Playoff Implications In RDC Athletics This Weekend


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There are many significant matchups over the next several days that have playoff implications for the RDC Kings nad Queens. Both Basketball teams have a home-and-home series against the Olds College Broncos. The volleyball teams travel to Medicine Hat to face the Rattlers in a pair of games. The Red Deer College Queens Hockey team wind down the regular season with 2 games against the SAIT Trojans. The Kings Hockey club faces the Portage College Voyageurs in a home-and-home series and the RDC Indoor Track team competes in their 2nd event.

Queens Hockey | Thursday, Feb. 9 | 7:00 p.m. | ENMAX Centrium

The RDC Queens compete against the SAIT Trojans in what could be a potential playoff matchup. The Queens sit in top spot in ACAC Women’s Hockey with 31 points. MacEwan University (28 points) and NAIT (26 points) will join RDC in the playoffs. The SAIT Trojans (16 points) and Olds College Broncos (9 points) are vying for the final spot.

Queens Basketball | Thursday, Feb. 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Olds College

In Olds, the RDC Queens (7-10) compete against the Olds College Broncos (3-12). The Queens have been playing good basketball and picked up 4-of-4 points this past weekend. Only 4 regular season games remain for the Queens, and every quarter is important as they push for a playoff position. In the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division, the RDC Queens sit in 5th spot with 14 points. Medicine Hat College is in 4th position with 16 points. The top 4 teams from the division qualify for the playoffs.

Kings Basketball | Thursday, Feb. 9 | 8:00 p.m. | Olds College

The Red Deer College Kings (11-6) hit the court to face the Olds College Broncos (3-12). While the Kings have already clinched a playoff spot, the positioning of the top 4 teams in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division can change. Lethbridge College, SAIT and Medicine Hat College share top spot with 24 points. The Kings are close behind with 22 points. In ACAC Men’s Basketball, the RDC Kings have the 2nd most potent offence and have scored an average of 90 points per game.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 10 | 7:00 p.m. | Penhold Multiplex

The Red Deer College Kings face-off against the Portage College Voyageurs. In ACAC Men’s Hockey the Kings sit in 5th spot with 19 points. Portage College has 10 points in the standings. The top 6 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 10 | 6:00 p.m. | Medicine Hat College

The Medicine Hat College Rattlers (2-18) host the Red Deer College Queens (17-3). The Queens have won 12 matches in a row and have clinched a playoff position. In the ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Division, the RDC Queens sit in 2nd spot with 34 points and trail the 1st place Briercrest College Clippers by 4. The RDC Queens are ranked 7th in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 10 | 8:00 p.m. | Medicine Hat College

Following the Queens, the RDC Kings (16-4) hit the court against the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (17-3). In the ACAC Men’s Volleyball South Division, the Kings sit in 2nd place with 32 points and trail the Rattlers by only 2 points. This sets up a great weekend of men’s volleyball between 2 of the top teams in Alberta and the CCAA. This past weekend, the Kings were happy to have Luke Brisbane, 2015-2016 ACAC Men’s Volleyball All Conference team selection, back in the lineup after a lengthy injury. Adam Turlejski is also on the mend and the Kings hope to have him playing soon. While the Kings have already secured a playoff spot, they would like to be the top seed in the division. The Red Deer College Kings are ranked 5th in the CCAA.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 6:00 p.m. | RDC

In a rematch, the Queens host the Broncos. After this series against Olds College, only a pair of games remain against the Ambrose University Lions (3-12).

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 8:00 p.m. | RDC

In the 2nd half of the home-and-home series, the RDC Kings host the Broncos. After this weekend series, a pair of games remain against the Ambrose University Lions (5-10).

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 7:00 p.m. | SAIT

In a rematch, the Queens host the Trojans. This is the final regular season game that the RDC Queens will play before the playoffs.

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Portage College

In Lac La Biche, the Portage College Voyageurs host the RDC Kings. After this matchup, only 4 regular season games remain for the Kings.

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 1:00 p.m. | Medicine Hat College

In an afternoon showdown, the Queens face the Rattlers. After this weekend series in Medicine Hat, only 2 matches remain against the Clippers (19-1).

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 3:00 p.m. | Medicine Hat College

In a weekend rematch, the Kings face the Rattlers. After this series, the Red Deer College Kings have a pair of matches remaining against the Briercrest College Clippers (12-8) to close out the regular season.

RDC Indoor Track | Sunday, Feb. 12 | Grand Prix #2 | SAIT

The Red Deer College Indoor Track team is looking to build upon their success from their 1st competition Jan. 28 in Edmonton. Finishing in 2nd spot, the RDC women only trailed MacEwan University in the standings. The Red Deer College Men’s Indoor Track team finished in 3rd place. Overall, the combination of the women’s and men’s scores placed the RDC Indoor Track team in 2nd place.

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Today: Come meet Red Deer’s Silver Medalist Rebecca Smith

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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

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Access to Dawe Centre pool and community centre affected by expansion project – Details

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Limited access to G.H. Dawe Community Centre this summer due to construction

Due to construction, access to the G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be limited this summer, with a full closure planned for August.

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

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