Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • 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 2024!

Actors will be animating the trail with three brand new fables for six evenings of the festival, Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 5pm to 7:30pm.

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 Fire Sculpture Burn (also a great opportunity to warm up). Join the procession and march from the Folk Trail to the Fire Sculpture at 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Folk Trail Stories

Performers: Sarah Emslie, Ashleigh Hicks, Hala Maghamez, Sheldon Stockdale, and Kaeley Jade Wiebe
Director and Dramaturg: Charlie Peters
Folk Trail Technical Director: Mell Wolfinger

Folk Trail Installations

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Folk Trail Lanterns

Silver Skate Festival LED Lantern

Light up the winter night with your own Silver Skate Festival LED lantern, then join in on our long-standing tradition: the Folk Trail procession! (Procession leaves the Lantern Tent at 7:30pm on BURN nights - fire sculpture events.)

We have a sliding scale of purchase options:

  • Standard Lantern: $5
    This covers the cost of materials for one lantern.
  • Pay-it-Forward Lantern: $10
    This includes 1 lantern and helps cover free ones.
  • Keep Silver Skate Bright: $20
    Includes 2 lanterns and a ray of good will.
  • Free Lantern: $0
    This is for those for whom cost would pose a hardship.

Find the Lantern Tent at the start of the Folk Trail.

Lantern Tent is open Fridays 5pm to 9pm and Saturdays & Sundays 3pm to 9pm.

LED Lanterns at night
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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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