Silver Skate


2022 Winter Experiences Coming Soon!

The Silver Skate Festival would like to respectfully acknowledge Treaty 6 territory, the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis People.

2022 Calls to Artists

Hello there,

The Silver Skate Festival team have been wearing our thinking toques all summer long coming up with new ideas for your 2022 Winter Experience. Our challenge to you remains the same as always: embrace your environment and the amazing outdoor activities the season affords us!

We are working closely with our staff, all levels of government, and community partners to monitor and react to the continually changing realities of the Covid-19 epidemic. We are not completely sure what 2022 has in store, but we are 100% certain that winter will come. We will be out there having fun on the ice and in the snow. We sure hope you will be joining us <3 Stay tuned for more information.

Wishing you all the best this winter,

Erin Di Loreto
Executive Producer, Silver Skate Festival

Feb 11-21


See you in Hawrelak Park!

9330 Groat Rd Edmonton

Park Hours: 6am–11pm daily.
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We are busy planning for 2022, see what we did in 2021:

This year Silver Skate is providing you the tools to sculpt your own Silver Skate Winter Experience!

This winter, Silver Skate is offering an abundance of DIY winter-friendly experiences and challenges that are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home. 

We invite everyone to rediscover the joy of that first childhood snowfall or discover that joy for the first time. Feel the breeze on your face as you glide along the city's largest skating pond while listening to a tuneful compilation of Edmonton-based music. Marvel at the artistic talent on display in the Waiward Snow Sculpture Garden. Explore the Folk Trail, visit this year's Heritage Village installation, and listen to local Indigenous elders' oral histories via Night Sky ᐋᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ âcimowin story telling. Grab a Winter Box from one of our local culinary partners and explore Hawrelak Park. See how fast you can skate Silver Skate's traditional 1km race loop on the pond - can you beat the record for most loops in an hour?

We challenge you to embrace your environment: explore the river valley, go for a skate, make a snow angel, or visit a winter patio. Winter is magic, and the outdoor experiences in our city are limitless.  

Grab your mittens and toques and create your Silver Skate Winter Experience now!



You vs Yourself vs The Elements!

Winter Challenges!

Pick em’ and have the most winter fun you can have.

Frisbee Rob

snow sculptures


An ephemeral sculpture garden for the public to enjoy.

FIRE sculptures

Returning in 2022!


âcimowin • Storytelling


Expanding upon and continuing to share Edmonton's Indigenous Winter Story through Night Sky Story Telling.


Imperial Oil Esso Mobil

All our favourites happy ever after again.

Art Experiences

Bundle up and visit Edmonton’s outdoor art gallery!

REC Experiences

Fresh air & fun!

Culinary Experiences

Exclusive seasonal delights and gift packages.

Music Experience

The sounds of our city.

Dress for Success

There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

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About Silver Skate

Festival staff and volunteers work year-round, collaborating with community organizations to help the festival grow.

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The mission of the Silver Skate Festival Society is to provide a free family-oriented winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture, showcasing various skating disciplines and promoting outdoor activities in Alberta.

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