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Registration and Open Tries

Try Speed Skating for Free!

Free Try Speed Skating Nights - Dates TBD!

Find out more at Open Skating or Fill out the Open Try Registration Form! 

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The Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club is a community sports club serving Red Deer and surrounding area. The Central Lions Club has sponsored our club for over 65 years (since 1953 as our Title Sponsor). The Central Lions were honoured with the 2019 Speed Skating Canada Sport Champion Award as Partner of the Year Award. We are grateful for their continued support of our Club and our events as our Official Timers!


The Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club has several programs, for recreational skaters to high performance skaters, from beginner to Special Olympics to world class levels! Our Club trains in both Short Track and Long Track.

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has information on Red Deer Speed Skating Alumni including Jeremy Wotherspoon, Kevin Sirois, and Mike Reitmeier. 

Long Track Speed Skating

Setters Place Oval, Great Chief Park, Red Deer

From mid-December to late-February (weather permitting), our Club moves outside to the 400m Oval at Setters Place, a legacy of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Skaters improve their endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and long track technique while skating on the Oval for both Olympic Style and Mass Start racing. 

Short Track Speed Skating

Kinex Arena, Red Deer

Our Club starts and ends each season on Short Track! From the season start (last week of September or first week of October) to mid-December and from mid-February to the end of March when our season ends, we skate indoors at the Kinex Arena. Skaters practice short track techniques (pivoting, cross-overs, cornering, relays) while they build endurance for Mass Start and Relay Short Track Races. 

No matter what speed or ability, there is always a group for you!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using the form below or email us at:


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