Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park
Edmonton's longest running winter festival!
Deadline: Wed 1 May 2024
Deadline: Wed 1 May 2024
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 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!
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.
Join CBC host Adrienne Lamb for interesting stories from the capital region, including a tour of Laurier Park for the Silver Skate Festival.
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 back! February 9 – 19 but at a new location this year! Erin DiLoreto joins us to talk about this year’s festival.
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.
There are new ways to enjoy the riverside Sir Wildfred Laurier Park this winter.
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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.