The Silver Skate Festival would like to respectfully acknowledge Treaty 6 territory, the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis People.
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!
Silver Skate has been working closely with Alberta Health Services, Environmental Public Health to modify our program to create outdoor winter opportunities that are safe for Edmontonians, and comply with current Provincial Orders and Guidelines.
You vs Yourself vs The Elements!
Pick em’ and have the most winter fun you can have.
An ephemeral sculpture garden for the public to enjoy.
People's Choice Award voting open Feb 15-21!
See page for info and voting form.
âcimowin • Storytelling
Expanding upon and continuing to share Edmonton's Indigenous Winter Story through Night Sky Story Telling.
All our favourites happy ever after again.
Bundle up and visit Edmonton’s outdoor art gallery!
Fresh air & fun!
Exclusive seasonal delights and gift packages.
The sounds of our city.
Sculpt your own winter experience at the Silver Skate Festival
Daily Hive • Jan 13 2021
Temperatures rise slightly for Silver Skate Festival attendees
CTV News • Feb 13 2021
Silver Skate festival begins in William Hawrelak Park
Global Edmonton • Feb 13 2021
Our Edmonton: Silver Skate Festival
CBC • Feb 20 2021
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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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