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Red Deer College - Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Olympic-level features in college facility

  • 2019

    Winter Games

  • 18K

    Square Metres

  • Red Deer, Alberta

    Red Deer, Alberta

Designing and building a facility to be proud of for the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Red Deer College was prepping to host the 2019 Winter Games, and they saw an opportunity to create an iconic, eye-catching testament to their quality of education—right on the QEII highway. The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre (designed by our team) features a glowing, dynamic roof that projects toward the city, creating a symbol of the connection between the college, community, and Waskasoo Creek.

The center, a design/build project, includes an arena with ice sheets for both Olympic and hybrid-size rinks and seating for 1,100 spectators. The arena will accommodate tradeshows and dry land events, skating, minor sport usage, Hockey Alberta usage, and will be home ice for the Red Deer College Kings and Queens hockey teams.

A double gymnasium features seating for 1,200 spectators and space for basketball, volleyball, badminton, convocation, and presentations. A second-level running track, offering both a loop and straightaway, looks onto the gymnasium courts below. Additionally, the Kinesiology department, equipped with treatment and rehabilitation rooms, movement and sport studios, an anatomy lab, offices, and classrooms, will support post-secondary programming.

The facility will host speed skating, squash, figure skating, badminton, and wheel chair basketball at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and will serve its community well after the events.

At a Glance

Stantec Architecture Ltd.
HCMA Architecture + Design
Meet Our Team

Enzo Vicenzino, Vice President, Architecture

To create design solutions that are meaningful, we must create a public realm that is connective, functional and sympathetic to the human experience.
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Linda Selin, Associate

Creating the right solution makes for a spectacular day—the big ideas are my favorite, where we get into the creative, digging-deep, discovery parts.

Dave Spencer, Principal

With increasing urbanization, our challenge is to create landscapes that foster social interaction and contribute to health and well-being.

Erica Baranik, Sustainability Analyst

By finding ways to reduce or eliminate negative impacts on the natural environment, I am doing my part to create greener designs that give back to our communities.
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  • Enzo Vicenzino

    Vice President, Architecture

  • Linda Selin


  • Dave Spencer


  • Erica Baranik

    Sustainability Analyst

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