Silver Skate Festival

Heritage Village

Presenting Partner

TC Energy


At the Heritage Village, festival-goers get a taste of Canada's traditional and pioneer history, something that both new Canadians and fourth-generation Canucks will appreciate.

Feb 11-21

2022

See you in Hawrelak Park!

9330 Groat Rd Edmonton

Park Hours: 6am–11pm daily.
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The Medicine Wheel

The Silver Skate Festival is honoured that Elder Francis Whiskeyjack is sharing his medicine wheel learnings and knowledge with us. This installation was created as an intent to educate and awareness of some native practices and teaching in a respectful way. This information being provided is one form of understanding Indigenous way of knowing and Indigenous ways of being, thus forming the psychology of the Medicine Wheel.

You will be able to see these illustrated representations of the original medicine wheel snow sculptures at Silver Skate Festival on at Hawrelak Park until Feb 21, 2022.

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Riyaz Sharan

For this year’s Silver Skate Festival, we hired Edmonton artist Riyaz Sharan to turn our beautiful Heritage Village Medicine Wheel Art Installations into beautiful permanent illustrations that will last beyond our Week of Winter. 
 
Using Medicine Wheel learnings and knowledge shared by cultural advisor Elder Francis Whiskeyjack, Riyaz made beautiful, illustrated recreations representing The East - Eagle, The South - Buffalo, The West - Bear, and The North - Wolf. 
 
You will be able to see these illustrated representations alongside their snow sculpture counterparts at Silver Skate Festival on at Hawrelak Park until Feb 21, 2022.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Courtesy Front Step Forge. Watch blacksmiths forge the primary tools of the trade: a punch, hammer and tongs. These techniques are the same as those used to produce Damascus steel, artwork, wrought iron, and are still used today to recreate historic hardware.

Weekends 1pm-5pm

CABANE À SUCRE ('SUGAR SHACK')

By Canada Maple Shack. Take in the French-Canadian tradition of a 'toffee-pull' – drizzle some syrup onto ice to turn it into a sweet and sticky treat.

Open Fridays and Weekends from noon-6pm


Fort Edmonton 

Join us February 12th, 13th, 20th and 21st from 1pm-5pm and explore interesting artifacts with costumed interpreters and join in on some historic activities and games!

Drumming

Join us in the Heritage Village when Rocky Morin brings his drum and drummers to the Silver Skate Festival February 12th and 13th, 2022 from 1pm - 2pm.


FESTIVAL PARTNERS
Edmonton Arts CouncilFunded by the Government of CanadaAlberta Foundation for the ArtsAlberta GovernmentEdmontonEPCORMammoetWaiwardImperial Oil Esso MobilPembinaTC Energy
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