Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 9-19, 2024 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!


  • Call for Submissions

    The Silver Skate Festival is seeking to commission an amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton-based artist or group of artists to create an installation for its annual Folk Trail.

  • Feb 9-19, 2024

    Sir Wilfred Laurier Park
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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 largest skating pond while listening to a tuneful compilation of Edmonton-based music. Marvel at the artistic talent on display in the Snow Sculpture Garden and sample culinary delights at Spirits on Ice. 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 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!

Volunteer perks:

  • A warming tent
  • Hot food, beverages and snacks
  • Silver Skate swag
Learn more at

snow sculptures

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.

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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Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

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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