Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Disc Golf

Gander Disc Golf was born out of a love for the sport of disc golf. Why are they called Gander? At Rundle Park Disc Golf Course, their home course in Edmonton’s scenic river valley, players often share the sloped greens and rolling fairways with our winged friends known as Canadian Geese, the male variety being a gander. They chose the name in an effort to pay homage to their Northern roots and the place where they learned to love this sport.

The geese may have gone on winter vacation, but Gander Disc Golf has partnered with the Silver Skate Festival to give you an opportunity to play a few holes at Hawrelak Festival during this year’s festival. Here are a few pro tips from our friend Frisbee Rob to help you get started.

There are three parts to a throw:

  • Grip – focus on how you hold the disc
  • Spin – snap your wrist to make the disc spin, giving it lift and glide
  • Power – add power on the throw using your body to get more distance
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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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