Silver Skate Festival

Feb 9-19, 2024 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Folk Trail

Happy Ever After, Again

For years, our nomadic performers have delighted audiences by acting out a story on several nights during the festival. We are very excited to continue this tradition in 2023!

Actors will be animating the trail with two fables for six evenings of the festival, Fridays thru Sundays, from 5pm-8pm. Join in a Silver Skate tradition by writing out a fear or a wish and leaving it in the basket in the Lantern Making Tent to have it added to the nightly Fire Sculpture Burn (also a great opportunity to warm up). 

Folk Trail Stories

Performers: Lauren Bradey, Ashleigh Hicks, Sarah Emslie, Marguerite Lawler*, Kijo Gatama, Alexander Ariate*  

Folk Trail Technical Assistant - Mel Wolfinger

Director - Charlie Peters 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT). 


This programming is free for all ages to create a lantern during the Silver Skate Festival Folk Trail programming. Donations graciously accepted. Supplies and assistance at the Lantern-making tent, south of the Amphitheatre.

Folk Trail Installations

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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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