Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!


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

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Edmonton’s longest running winter festival celebrates prairie winter life and creates winter experiences for Edmontonians of all ages. 

The Silver Skate Festival is a free 10-day family-oriented festival that combines culture, art, education, sport, and recreation. 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 free public skating surfaces. Marvel at the artistic talent on display in the Snow Sculpture Garden. Be dazzled by roving performers on the Folk Trail and experience renewal by writing out a fear or a wish to be added to the nightly Fire Sculpture burn. Visit the Indigenous pavilion in the Heritage Village which includes installations, stories, and a Winter Walking Ceremony. Push yourself, or a team comprised of family and friends, to frosty victory in the Ice Duathlon or Mammoet Winter Triathlon. All types of skate blades and skill levels are welcome! 

We challenge you to embrace your environment. Winter is magic, and the outdoor experiences in our city are limitless.  

Toques off to all of the volunteers, sponsors, community partners, and amazing staff that make this winter celebration  possible. We appreciate your generosity and hard work. Thank you for your support of the Silver Skate Festival!


Come and Create Winter Experiences Onsite With Us!

We have a multitude of volunteer positions available for people of different ages, skill sets, and interests. Almost all the volunteer positions are outside, yay :) Dress for success and we will take care of the rest!

Site Map

Version 5, updated 16 Feb 2024.
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Silver Skate Festival 2024 site map (version 5, updated 16 Feb 2024)

snow sculptures

An ephemeral sculpture garden for the public to enjoy.

Permanent Online Installation


âcimowin • Storytelling


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

About Silver Skate

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

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Silver Skate in Media

Media Resources
  • 35th annual Sterling Awards

    Silver Skate Folk Trail 2024 (Silver Skate Festival) – Outstanding Production for Young Audiences

  • Our Edmonton: Silver Skate Festival

    Join CBC host Adrienne Lamb for interesting stories from the capital region, including a tour of Laurier Park for the Silver Skate Festival.

  • Silver Skate (and Run and Sculpt and Burn…)

    We talk to Executive Producer Erin DiLoreto about Edmonton's longest-running winter festival that's about so much more than skating

  • The Silver Skate Festival Is Feb 9 – 19th!

    The Silver Skate Festival is back! February 9 – 19 but at a new location this year! Erin DiLoreto joins us to talk about this year’s festival.

  • Edmonton’s longest-running winter festival is set to take place next month

    Usually, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into an unforgettable winter experience, but as the park is closed until 2026 for rehabilitation, Silver Skate will take place this year at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

  • Frozen Trails: Ice Biking & Winter Activities at Edmonton’s Sir Wilfred Laurier Park

    There are new ways to enjoy the riverside Sir Wildfred Laurier Park this winter.

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    Northgate Industries LtdEdmonton Arts Council (EAC)Funded by the Government of CanadaAlberta Foundation for the ArtsAlberta GovernmentCanada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du CanadaWinter City Edmonton
    EdmontonMammoetStephensons Rental Services
    The Jim Pattison Broadcast GroupPattison Outdoor AdvertisingExplore Edmonton

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    Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

    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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