While the most famous hockey sticks spend their retirements playing shuffleboard at sports museums, most of their moderately known colleagues must keep working as mic stands for local comedy clubs. Meet the elite equipment with today's Groupon to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in Red Deer. Choose between the following options:
• For $5, you get museum admission for two (up to a $10 value).
• For $7, you get museum admission for three (up to a $15 value).
Children three years old and under always are admitted for free.
At the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, groups explore Alberta's sports heritage while they navigate a 7,000-square-foot facility filled with artifacts, art collections, and interactive games. After browsing jerseys and playing a quick game of catch with the autographed photos in The Alberta Hockey Gallery, museum visitors can meander over to the Hall of Fame Gallery to view the names of each accomplished athlete that has been inducted since 1957. Groups search for their favourite players among paintings, sculptures, and photographs in the art gallery and explore exhibits where eyes gaze through glass cases toward a changing selection of more than 9,000 historic sporting items such as clothing, equipment, trophies, medals, and fossilized hot dogs. Meanwhile, visitors take turns sitting in a bobsled, gaze up at a high-jump beam set to the men's world record height, or sing along to their favourite sports highlights in a 40-seat theatre.
Museum goers break from sports studies to set their own records at the interactive games, which outfit athletes with real equipment to kick soccer balls, throw baseballs, and shoot hockey pucks towards a virtual screen. Arms reach towards infinite peaks on a rock climbing treadmill, and families square off at a 200-metre wheelchair race and play hacky sack with golf balls at a putting green.
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