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 winter sport, recreation, arts & culture, and the return of live music in William Hawrelak Park February 11 – 21, 2022.
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 Imperial Oil Folk Trail, visit this year's TC Energy Heritage Village, and listen to local Indigenous elders' oral histories via Night Sky ᐋᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ âcimowin story telling. 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? Push yourself to a personal best in the Mammoet Sporting Challenges and enter your times to win great prizes!
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.
Get your mittens and toques ready to create your Silver Skate Winter Experience!
You vs Yourself vs The Elements!
An ephemeral sculpture garden for the public to enjoy.
All our favourites happy ever after again.
Returning in 2022!
âcimowin • Storytelling
Expanding upon and continuing to share Edmonton's Indigenous Winter Story through Night Sky Story Telling.
The sounds of our city.
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!
Executive Producer Erin DiLoreto Talks This Year's Silver Skate Festival
89.3 The Raven • Jan 27 2022
These 7 Cities Embrace Winter Like Nowhere Else
Outside • Oct 1 2021