Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Partner with us!

The Silver Skate Festival, the longest-running winter festival in Edmonton, is a 10-day family-oriented festival that runs each February in Edmonton's scenic river valley.

Combining culture, art, education, sport and recreation, the Silver Skate Festival celebrates the incredible local talent which is as diverse as this northern metropolis which we call home.

Our Mission is to Create Winter Experiences. Our Vision is to Celebrate Winter Prairie Life. We achieve these by learning of prairie life in the past, celebrating our now, and building for our future.

Please help us grow and create free and accessible Winter Experiences for all Edmontonians.

What we provide:

PLATINUM SKATER

$20k
  • Prominent display of your company banner at a prime location on festival grounds.
  • Your logo on our festival billboard advertising.
  • ...and everything else below!

GOLD SKATER

$10k

  • Title Sponsorship of Signature Area (e.g. Snow Sculpture Symposium, Folk Trail, Heritage Village, SnowZone,
    Sporting events)
  • Your logo on handbills for the festival.
  • ...and everything else below!

SILVER SKATER

$10k

  • Program Sponsorship (e.g. Ice Slide, Sponsor an Artist, Fire Sculptures).
  • Free tickets to culinary events.
  • Your logo included on the Silver Skate homepage.
  • ...and everything else below!

BRONZE SKATER

$5k

  • Your company listed and linked on the Silver Skate website Partners page.
  • Your logo on all posters for the festival.
  • ...and everything else below!

LITTLE SKATES

$3k

  • Opening reception with networking opportunities with fellow community-minded partners.
  • Social media cross-promotion.

The incredible growth in our audience demographic and our impact on the community presents many challenges going forward. We are excited for the future and building a better festival together. The Silver Skate Festival Society is currently creating a sustainability strategy (aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals) to help us build an impactful and sustainable organization for the community.

Help bring these events to the Silver Skate Festival as we create winter experiences together.

SIGNATURE AREAS

International Snow Sculpture Symposium
(Title Sponsorship
$20k | International Team Sponsorship $5k\team)
Teams of 2-3 artists local and international transform 8-ft high, 8-ft wide and 8-ft deep blocks of snow into magical creations. When finished, these artworks create an ephemeral sculpture garden for audiences to enjoy for the duration of the festival.

Heritage Village
(Title Sponsorship $20k)

A celebration of Edmonton’s rich culture history, featuring pioneer, Francophone and Indigenous pieces.

Folk Trail
(Title Sponsorship $20k)

Explore lantern, light, snow and ice installations which transform the deep dark woods into an enchanted world. Along the trail, a cast of colourful characters reveal a magical allegorical story of social justice.

Snow Zone
(Title Sponsorship $20k)

Our epic ice slide and snow blocks are a perennial favourite for attendees of all ages.

Winter Sporting Events
(Title Sponsorship $20k)
Exciting and traditional outdoor athletic events for participants and audiences alike.

Other Partnership Opportunities

Fire Sculptures ($10k)
This spellbinding spectacle of light provides a grand finale to a day of outdoor fun.

Live Performers In The Park
(Title Sponsorship $20k or sponsor a day of live music $5k)

Be our title sponsor or partner with us to support an evening of live entertainment from local performers.

Recreation Zone ($10k)
Provide visitors with free cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals.

Family Fun Zone ($10k)
Free winter activities with disc golf, broomball, shoot-to-score and more!

Artistic Installation/Sponsor an Artist
Partner with us and sponsor a local artist, help us showcase our city’s incredible talent. Know an artist you would like to support, reach out and let us work together to showcase and elevate our local talent.

Winter Triathlon ($10k)
Challenges all levels of athletes to run, skate and ski to frosty victory.

Kortebaan Sprint Races ($5k)
Traditional speed-skating sprint races held outdoors where the winner wins a ham and bragging rights.

Skate Races ($10k)
Skates races attract local, national and international athletes who compete in 1-hour, 10km and 1km races.

More Partnership Opportunities

Winter Market ($5k)
Provide an opportunity for small and home businesses to showcase with one-of-a-kind items and tasty creations in a winter shopping experience.

Battle of the Neighbourhoods ($5k)
Edmonton popular up-and-coming neighbourhood breweries and restaurants battle it out for bragging rights of the best food and beer in town.

Spirits on Ice ($10k)
A unique outdoor tented food and beverage tasting event featuring some of our city’s best culinary talent.

Volunteer Area ($10k)
Our volunteers are the key to our success. Help us show them some love in our warming tent with some swag, hot food and warm beverages.

Let’s work together to create a dynamic partnership that benefits everyone! Send us a message and we'll follow up with you.


FESTIVAL GRANTORS & PARTNERS
Northgate Industries LtdEdmonton Arts Council (EAC)Funded by the Government of CanadaAlberta Foundation for the ArtsAlberta GovernmentCanada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du CanadaWinter City Edmonton
EdmontonMammoetStephensons Rental Services
The Jim Pattison Broadcast GroupPattison Outdoor AdvertisingExplore Edmonton

All Festival Partners

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SILVER SKATE FESTIVAL

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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