Silver Skate Festival

Official website of Edmonton's longest running winter festival

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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.

Feb 10-20

2023

See you in Hawrelak Park!

9330 Groat Rd Edmonton

Park Hours: 6am–11pm daily.
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Here's what we did in 2022. See you again soon :)

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!

Volunteer!

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!

Volunteer perks:

  • A warming tent
  • Hot food, beverages and snacks
  • Silver Skate swag
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SPORT CHALLENGES

SPONSORED BY
Mammoet

You vs Yourself vs The Elements!

snow sculptures

PRESENTED BY
Waiward

An ephemeral sculpture garden for the public to enjoy.

Heritage Village

BROUGHT TO YOU BY
TC Energy

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.

FIRE sculptures

SPONSORED BY
Northgate Industries Ltd

Live Music

The sounds of our city.

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 GovernmentEdmontonEPCORMammoetWaiwardImperial Oil Esso MobilPembinaTC EnergySuperior Tent Rentals
The Jim Pattison Broadcast GroupGlobal EdmontonExplore EdmontonPattison Outdoor Advertising

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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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