The Silver Skate Festival would like to respectfully acknowledge Treaty 6 territory, the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis People.
Edmonton’s longest running winter festival returns to celebrate prairie winter life and create winter experiences for Edmontonians of all ages in William Hawrelak Park February 10 – 20, 2023.
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 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 and sample culinary delights at Spirits on Ice. Be dazzled by roving performers on the Imperial Oil 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 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 if the rest!
You vs Yourself vs The Elements!
An ephemeral sculpture garden for the public to enjoy.
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.
The sounds of our city.
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