Silver Skate
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Create your winter experience!

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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.

Feb 11-20

2022

See you in Hawrelak Park!

9330 Groat Rd Edmonton

Park Hours: 6am–11pm daily.
More info →

 
We are busy planning for 2022, see what we did in 2021:

SPORT EXPERIENCEs

SPONSORED BY
Mammoet

You vs Yourself vs The Elements!

Winter Challenges!

Pick em’ and have the most winter fun you can have.

FEATURING
Frisbee Rob

snow sculptures

PRESENTED BY
Waiward

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.

ᐋᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ

âcimowin • Storytelling

SUPPORTED BY
EPCOR
HEART + SOUL GRANT

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

FOLK TRAIL

BROUGHT TO YOU BY
Imperial Oil Esso Mobil

All our favourites happy ever after again.

Art Experiences

Bundle up and visit Edmonton’s outdoor art gallery!

REC Experiences

Fresh air & fun!

Culinary Experiences

Exclusive seasonal delights and gift packages.

Music Experience

The sounds of our city.

Dress for Success

There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

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About Silver Skate

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

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FESTIVAL PARTNERS
Edmonton Arts CouncilFunded by the Government of CanadaAlberta Foundation for the ArtsAlberta GovernmentNorthgate Industries LtdEdmontonEPCORMammoetWaiwardImperial Oil Esso MobilThe Jim Pattison Broadcast GroupGlobal EdmontonPattison Outdoor Advertising

All Festival Partners

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SILVER SKATE FESTIVAL

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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