Silver Skate Festival

Official website of Edmonton's longest running winter festival

Media Resources

Media contact:

Erin DiLoreto
Festival Producer
producer@silverskate.ca
Office 780-488-1960

Backgrounder

The Silver Skate Festival has been creating winter experiences in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park for over 30 years!

Every February, Edmonton’s longest running winter festival provides a free family-oriented winter celebration promoting the joy of outdoor activities in Alberta through the blending of sport, recreation, arts and culture.

Attendees have beheld Hawrelak Park transformed into a mosaic of winter fun! Whether gliding along the largest skating pond in the city to the tunes of a curated playlist of local musicians, marveling at the artistic talent on display at the snow sculpture demonstrations, cheering on the athletes in the winter triathlon, or cooking bannock and learning about Indigenous oral histories and traditions in a Cree winter camp, friends and families have enjoyed activities that are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.

Descriptions

Long (130 words):
The Silver Skate Festival, Edmonton’s longest running winter festival, has been creating winter experiences in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park for over 30 years! What began as a small annual skating event rooted in Dutch winter traditions has blossomed into a, all-embracing celebration of winter sport, art, music, and recreation. Each year, attendees have beheld Hawrelak Park transformed into a mosaic of winter fun for the entire family. Whether gliding along the largest skating pond in the city, marveling at the artistic talent on display at the snow sculpture demonstrations, cheering on the athletes in the winter triathlon, or cooking bannock and learning about indigenous oral histories and traditions in a Cree winter camp, friends and families enjoyed activities that are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.

Medium (78 words):
The Silver Skate Festival, Edmonton’s longest running winter festival, has been creating winter experiences in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park for over 30 years! What began as a small annual skating event rooted in Dutch winter traditions has blossomed into a, all-embracing celebration of winter sport, art, music, and recreation. Each year, attendees have beheld Hawrelak Park transformed into a mosaic of winter fun and family activities that are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.

Short (47 words):
The Silver Skate Festival has been creating winter experiences in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park for over 30 years! What began as a small annual skating event rooted in Dutch winter traditions has blossomed into a, all-embracing celebration of winter sport, art, music, and recreation for the entire family.

 

Our People

Erin DiLoreto - Executive Producer
Erin DiLoreto is the Executive Producer of the Silver Skate Festival, Edmonton’s oldest and largest winter festival, held every February at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton’s River Valley. She is thrilled to be able to tell Edmonton’s winter story through showcasing the incredible art, cultural, heritage, culinary, recreational, and sporting opportunities this incredible “WINTER” city has to offer. She has been involved in the Edmonton and area arts community going on 20 years, and is looking forward to many more years of meeting incredible artists and showcasing how amazing Edmonton is.

Tyler Westover – President
Tyler Westover leads the Economic Development Department in Sturgeon County. Work accomplishments include work on multibillion dollar investments in the region, committee work for both Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association and Edmonton Global, as well as leading the economic development activities in Sturgeon County creating generational investment opportunities. Tyler has been involved with the Silver Skate Festival in various roles over the past 10 years, recently becoming president in 2021. The festival and society provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of Edmonton winters through providing activities and meaningful experiences to those in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and beyond.

Joseph Pedrola – Board of Directors
Joseph Pedrola is a passionate Edmontonian that loves everything winter. He is a Product Owner for the Training Product Stream at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and he brings 10 years of experience working with local attractions and experiences like the Silver Skate Festival during his employment at Edmonton Tourism. During that time, he worked with the festival to attract locals and visitors to help make Silver Skate the best winter festival in Edmonton.

Logo

Download a .ZIP archive containing .EPS vector files as well as .PNG raster files of the Silver Skate Festival logo, including official colour variations.

Silver Skate Festival logo variations included in media kit download

General Festival Photos

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Included Photos

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FESTIVAL PARTNERS
Edmonton Arts CouncilFunded by the Government of CanadaAlberta Foundation for the ArtsAlberta GovernmentEdmontonEPCORMammoetWaiwardImperial Oil Esso MobilPembinaTC EnergySuperior Tent Rentals
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SILVER SKATE FESTIVAL

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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