Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 9-19, 2024 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

William Hawrelak Park (originally Mayfair Park) is a 68 hectare park in the river valley featuring a 5 hectare lake and open grassy areas. The park hosts several major festivals and events throughout the year, and is a fantastic location for all Edmontonians and visitors to participate in outdoor winter activities. Enjoy Edmonton’s largest outdoor skating pond, cross country skiing, and some of the best bike paths in town. The experiences are limitless!

Hawrelak Park Hours
5 am–11 pm
Shelter 2: 9 am–9 pm
Pavilion: 9 am–10 pm (during skating season)

ETS Edmonton Transit Service

Free Festival Shuttle

The Silver Skate Festival in partnership with ETS is offering a Free Park n' Ride service* on weekends looping through these stops:

  • University Transit Centre (ETS Bus Stop #2003)
  • 114 St westbound at 87 Ave (Butterdome)
  • U of A Windsor Parkade on 116 St northbound at 93 Ave
  • Hawrelak Park DATS loop
  • 117 St eastbound at 87 Ave (Lister Hall)

*The shuttle is subject to weather and traffic conditions.

ETS Family/Day Pass: An ETS Family/Day Pass provides unlimited daily travel for up to five people (maximum two adults) to ride city transit all day for only $10.25; the pass is transferable and can be used on any day of the week. Day passes can be purchased through ETS sales outletsETS Online Store or from Fare Vending Machines.

Parking is available at the Windsor Parkade for $5.50/day. You can pay at the pay stations using coin or credit card – or a better option is the Honk app (Google Play Store / Apple App Store) or the Honk Tap and Go signs using your smartphone and paying with a credit card or PayPal from your phone.

Mon 20 Feb

ETS Shuttle times (Sat/Sun)

ETS Shuttle times (Feb 20)

Holiday Monday

Public Skating

11am–9pm: Skates will be available for rent in the Hawrelak Park Pavilion during the festival.

Please leave your pets at home.

For more information about Hawrelak Park

In Edmonton call: 311
Outside of Edmonton call: 780-442-5311

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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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