The Silver Skate Festival, Edmonton’s longest running winter festival, has been creating winter experiences in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park for over 30 years!
What began as a small annual skating event rooted in Dutch winter traditions has blossomed into an all-embracing celebration of winter sport, art, music, and recreation.
Each year, attendees have beheld Hawrelak Park transformed into a mosaic of winter fun for the entire family! Whether gliding along the largest skating pond in the city, marveling at the artistic talent on display at the snow sculpture demonstrations, cheering on the athletes in the winter triathlon, or cooking bannock and learning about indigenous oral histories and traditions in a Cree winter camp, friends and families enjoyed activities that are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.
This year we invite everyone to rediscover the joy of that first childhood snowfall, or discover that joy for the first time. We challenge you to: explore the river valley... go for a skate... make a snow angel... visit a winter patio... Winter is magic, and the outdoor experiences in our city are limitless!
The Silver Skate Festival is made possible by the contributions of many talented and passionate individuals. The festival is governed by a non-profit society, with a Board of Directors committed to encouraging public participation in outdoor winter activities, winter artforms, and spreading winter joy throughout the community. Festival staff work year-round ironing out every single event detail and collaborating with community organizations to help the festival grow.
Erin Di Loreto
PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Preferred Client Services
FOLK TRAIL COORDINATOR
CULINARY EVENTS COORDINATOR
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Marc J. Chalifoux Photography
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / WEBMASTER
Linda Hoang Digital
Snow Carvings & Installations
Silver Skate has always blessed with so much volunteer support from the community. Thank you! We love you all!! Our volunteers have been the key to our success.
We miss you and look forward to having volunteers return for Silver Skate in 2022. Please check back here for opportunities, and enjoy creating your Winter Experience – the winter is magic, and the outdoor experiences in our city are limitless!