ENTERTAINING – The Royal Canadian Circus returns to the City for six shows this coming weekend.

Royal Canadian Circus back in City this weekend

  • Apr. 29, 2015 3:05 p.m.

The Royal Canadian Circus is bringing their ‘SPECTAC’ show to Red Deer, with six performances from May 1st-3rd.

Tickets are available for $30 per person for general admission, $40 for VIP seating and $50 ringside. Children under three are free if they do not require a seat for themselves. Use the coupon code ‘HORSE’ when purchasing tickets online for two for one tickets.

According to Cathy Sproule of the Royal Canadian Circus, the show this year has been designed with a focus on thrill and airborne acts.

“This year there is a real focus on thrill and airtime. We have quite a few internationally renowned performances in the air. One if those is the Cortes family – a very famous trapeze family troupe that go back four generations. They are outstanding. In a family like that, it’s years and years of honing and training for these performances. The Flying Cortes Family Trapeze is quite amazing,” Sproule said.

The Cortes family has a number of aspects to their performance including flying trapeze, cloudswing, lyras or aerial hoops as well as aerial chiffon techniques.

“This year, we also have the Great Wollendas who are very famous worldwide for their Guinness Book of world records for going across the Grand Canyon on the high wire and last year, they broke another record in Chicago. You’re as good as your last performance and that means that Red Deer is going to see some awesome stuff. This family goes back seven generations and have outstanding performances.”

In addition to the trapeze and high wire artists, Ringmaster Richard Curtis will join his wife Kimberley and their children on the ‘Death Defying Motorcycle Globe of Fire’, a high-speed act that promises to excite.

“We have a lot of families performing for families. Richard Curtis, his two sons, daughter and wife are all performing in this thrill act that is the Motorcycle Globe of Fire. They go around and round in this steel, fiery globe and it’s very exciting. They’re doing a kind of warm up in Washington right now and the audiences are giving great feedback,” Sproule said.

Last year, elephants Marie and Shelly had a little bit of trouble crossing the border but Sproule said this year, the Royal Canadian Circus is very excited to have them back in the show. They will join the famous Zerbini horses in a ‘Carnivale’ themed performance, led by Erika Zerbini.

The Zerbini family has been performing for over 250 years and Sproule said this experience is shown in their fantastic performances. Members of the family will perform with the animals, as well as aerial artistry performances.

“It’s going to be a truly spectacular show this year. We’ve got a lot of new acts, a lot of air acts and lots of thrill. It’s all under the big top with the same ‘families performing for families’ tradition that we carry,” Sproule said.

Tickets are available online at www.royalcanadiancircus.ca.


Just Posted

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

Legendary artist Amos Garrett heads to the City next month

Central Music Festival Society presents Garrett and Julian Kerr Feb. 9th at the Elks Lodge

City council wraps up operational budget talks with a 2.15% municipal tax hike

Budget talks completed after eight days of deliberations

Reflecting on the impact of dementia in a loved one

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

Three Ponoka men and one youth charged in assault case

Police obtained a search warrant and located drugs and sawed-off shot gun

Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has ‘never said there was no collusion’

Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping

Kirk Woodman’s body was discovered 100 kilometres from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Burkina Faso

Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

The study released Thursday is the world’s first to measure food waste using data from industry and other sources instead of estimates

Snowed-in Austrian nuns insist they’re staying put

Authorities have deployed heavy equipment to clear snow and fallen trees blocking the road to the monastery

New market opens in downtown Ponoka

Makkinga Market had a soft opening showcasing many of the different foods in store

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Most Read