Silver Skate Festival

Feb 9-19, 2024 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Ice Duathlon

Celebrate Edmonton's Unique Winter, Foods and Drinks!

Two of our favourite winter pursuits combined! Come together for a fun and wintry experience and run, skate, and run around Hawrelak Park. Participate solo, or with family and friends by entering as a team - all skill levels and all types of skate blades are welcome.

Both aspects of the chip timed dualthon take place inside Hawrelak Park. The run is held on the road around the park and the skating is held on the pond. Come cheer on the athletes - or better yet, sign up to enjoy the challenge!


*Please note: there will be no day-of registration

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February 19, 2023 | Starts at 10AM | Awards 12 noon

Run - Skate - Run | Full (8km) or sprint (4km) distances
Solo, Team or Family Challenge


This year, races will be clock timed at two distances: Full Duathlon (8km) or Sprint (4km).

  • Full Duathlon: 8km
    (2.5km run, 4km skate, 1.5km run)
  • Sprint Duathlon: 4km
    (1.5km run, 1km skate, 1.5km run)

Water, food, and refreshments will greet all after they run across the finish.
Awards will be given out to individuals, teams, and families at 12:00pm.

Water, food, and refreshments will greet all solo athletes and teams after they ski across the finish line. Awards will be presented to the top three solo, team and family at each distance, as well as top individuals in each age category. Then stick around and enjoy a day at the Silver Skate Festival!

Part One: Run 
Start by running a 1.5km or 2.5km distance on the perimeter road around the park. Athletes run around an out-and-back course.

Part Two: Skate
The second leg of the course involves skating 1km or 4km on Hawrelak Pond. Athletes skate around the 1000m loop: 1 lap (Sprint) or 4 laps (Full). Drafting is allowed. All racers count their own laps.

Part Three: Run
Finish by running a short lap, 1.5km on the road and then crossing the line.

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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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