Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Recreation Zone

Small wonder so many winter Olympians are Canadian. In our northern climate, we have long (beautiful), cold (thrilling) winters which provide the opportunity to play virtually every winter sport imaginable! Come enjoy an old favourite, or give a new sport a try.

Weekends 12pm-8pm
Weekdays 4pm-8pm

Ball Hockey

Practice your shot and improve your accuracy. Hockey nets and sticks are set up in our "They shoot, they score" range. Elaborate goal celebrations strongly encouraged.



The exact origin of broomball is quite difficult to pinpoint. Many believe it involved the First Nations in Canada who passed the sport on to the settlers. Others say it evolved from a type of game played between Vikings in 10th century Scandinavia. What we do know for sure is that it’s a ton of fun. Try it out in our special broomball court at this year’s festival!

Jam Can Curling

One of Canada's favourite Olympic sports, curling is a popular pastime at the Silver Skate Festival. Curling lanes will be created beside the Fire Circle for some end-to-end fun.


Thanks to Analog Brewing

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

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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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