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The Central Lions Speed Skating Club is hosting the inaugural Jeremy Wotherspoon Open at Setters Place in Great Chief Park Jan. 19 & 20.
The Central Lions Speed Skating Club is hosting the inaugural Jeremy Wotherspoon Open at Setters Place in Great Chief Park Jan. 19 & 20. Central Lions Speed Skating Club

Speed skating hits the ice this weekend at Setters Place

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 17, 2019 - 8:15am Updated: January 17, 2019 - 9:52am

The Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club is hosting its inaugural long track race at the new Setters Place in Great Chief Park this weekend.

Ryan Vandervlis, 20, has 5 goals and 5 assists in three games since joining the Red Deer Vipers.
Ryan Vandervlis, 20, has 5 goals and 5 assists in three games since joining the Red Deer Vipers. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Vandervlis thriving in return to ice following 'freak accident'

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
January 13, 2019 - 12:03pm Updated: January 14, 2019 - 12:11pm

Last August, Ryan Vandervlis awoke from a medically-induced coma after suffering severe burns in a freak campfire incident in June involving other current and former members of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in southern Alberta.

Not only did he survive that incident, he is thriving.

rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

New lights bring nighttime skiing to River Bend

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
January 10, 2019 - 11:47am Updated: January 10, 2019 - 12:21pm

Thanks to a $400,000 project that has been years in the making, nighttime skiing is now a reality at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. 

Grand opening celebrations were held Wednesday for the new "Light Park" which includes nearly four-kilometres of newly-lit ski trails.
 

Bob Wilkie, Founder and creator of I Got Mind, speaks with his guest panel during the Calgary session Oct. 18, 2018. Wilkie is a retired NHL player who played with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.
Bob Wilkie, Founder and creator of I Got Mind, speaks with his guest panel during the Calgary session Oct. 18, 2018. Wilkie is a retired NHL player who played with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers. Supplied

I Got Mind tour stops in Red Deer for focus on mental health in sports

By Sheldon Spackman
January 9, 2019 - 2:19pm Updated: January 10, 2019 - 8:56am

NHL veteran and current Hockey Night in Canada analyst Kelly Hrudey will be among those hosting an information session in Red Deer Thursday night focusing on mental health in sports.

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