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Strong Debut For Indoor Track Team Highlights Busy Weekend For RDC Athletics


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It was a great start for the RDC Indoor Track team in Edmonton, placing 2nd overall. The Red Deer College Curling teams earned the opportunity to compete at the ACAC Curling Championships in Feb. The Queens Hockey team split their weekend series with MacEwan University and the RDC Kings Hockey team lost both games to the SAIT Trojans. Both RDC Basketball squads dropped a pair of games to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks.

Here is a summary of what happened in RDC Athletics this past week:

Queens Basketball | Friday, Jan. 27 | RDC

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks defeated the RDC Queens 83-53. Dedra Janvier led the Queens with 14 points and was named the player-of-the-game.

Kings Basketball | Friday, Jan. 27 | RDC

In a thrilling game, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks edged the RDC Kings 79-78. Ian Tevis was named the Kings player-of-the-game. The guard from Kent, Washington contributed 30 points, 3 steals, 2 assists and 8 rebounds.

Kings Hockey | Friday, Jan. 27 | SAIT

In Calgary, the SAIT Trojans edged the Red Deer College Kings 3-2. Tyler Berkholtz scored a pair of power play goals for the Kings.

RDC Curling | Friday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 29 | ACAC Curling Winter Regional | NAIT

In Edmonton, all 3 Red Deer College Curling teams qualified for the ACAC Curling Championships in Feb. This past weekend, the RDC Men’s Curling team finished 4-2, the RDC women went 2-3 and the mixed team earned a 4-3 record. The Fall and Winter Regional results are combined to determine the final standings. Over the 2 regionals, the men’s team finished 1st (10-2), the women’s team finished in a tie for 2nd spot (5-5) and the RDC Mixed Curling team earned 3rd place (10-4). Lakeland College will host the ACAC Curling Championships Feb. 24-26 at the Vermilion Curling Club.

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 28 | RDC

In a weekend rematch, the Queens competed hard but dropped a 66-50 decision to the unbeaten Kodiaks. Lauren Bailey was named the Queens player-of-the-game. The Bachelor of Science student finished with 10 points, 1 steal, 2 assists and 2 rebounds. Queens Head Coach Ken King was pleased with the effort against a top opponent. “Our student-athletes played a great game,” said King. “When we show up with the right attitude, energy and play together we can hang with the really good teams.” The RDC Queens sit in 5th place in the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Division with 10 points.

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 28 | RDC

In the rematch, the Kodiaks defeated the Kings 86-77. Ian Tevis was chosen as the Kings player-of-the-game. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student finished with 31 points, 4 steals, 3 assists and 8 rebounds. There is a 3 way tie for top spot in the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Division between the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, SAIT Trojans and Medicine Hat College Rattlers. All 3 teams have 20 points and the Red Deer College Kings (9-6) are close behind with 18. With parity at the top of the South Division, anything can happen. “All we can focus on is winning our last games and let the chips fall where they may. As we know, anything can happen in the playoffs,” said Kings Head Coach Clayton Pottinger. “We are continually prepping for the playoffs. Once we get healthy and get our entire lineup playing again we can compete with any of these teams.”

Kings Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 28 | Penhold Multiplex

In Penhold, the SAIT Trojans defeated the RDC Kings 4-1. Riley Simpson scored for the Kings. The Red Deer College Kings sit in 5th place in ACAC Men’s Hockey with 19 points.

Queens Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 28 | MacEwan University

In the 2nd half of the home-and-home series, the RDC Queens defeated the Griffins 1-0. Rikki Smith scored the lone goal. Tracie Kikuchi turned aside all 39 shots for RDC. “It was a very good game and we had a lot of energy in our dressing room,” said Queens Head Coach Kelly Coulter. “Tracie Kikuchi was excellent in net tonight.” With the victory, the Queens jump back into top spot in ACAC Women’s Hockey with 27 points.

Indoor Track | Saturday, Jan. 28 | Running Room Grand Prix #1 | MacEwan University

In their 1st event of the season, the Red Deer College Indoor Track team placed 2nd overall behind MacEwan University in a competitive field. The RDC women’s team finished 2nd behind MacEwan University and the RDC men finished in 3rd spot. The overall team placement was a combination of the women’s and men’s results.

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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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