Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Snow Sculptures

Special Thanks

Strathcona Septic and Water ServicesSunridge Ski-Snowboard-TubeSnow Valley Edmonton

Snow sculpture is a perennial favourite at the Silver Skate Festival! Each yearteams of 2-3 artists demonstrate how to transform 8-ft high x 8-ft wide x 8-ft deep blocks of snow into magical creations. When they are finished, eight artworks create an ephemeral sculpture garden for the public to enjoy for the duration of the festival. 

The Snow Sculptures Garden will be up in Laurier Park from Festival until Mother Nature says it's spring. We'd love for you to come take a peek at your leisure. 

2024 Teams


  • Captain: Anna Kristine Farbotko
  • Team: Benjamin Barreau

Bankrupt Snowflake (Edmonton)

  • Captain: Christian Denis
  • Team: Randal Fraser

Subzero (Germany)

  • Captain: Franziska Agrawal
  • Team: Daniel Miller-Lionberg

Frozen Fantasy (Edmonton)

  • Captain: BarbaraMarcinkoski
  • Team: Deb Laninga

Best in Snow (Nanaimo)
*2024 People's Choice 2nd PLACE

  • Captain: Aaron Grant
  • Team: Ben Friday

Team Cook (Edmonton)
*2024 People's Choice WINNER

  • Captain: Lucy Cook
  • Team: Darren Cook, Aidan Mark

Team Velthuis (Gibbons AB)
*2024 People's Choice 3rd PLACE

  • Captain: Richie Velthuis
  • Team: Shelly Laroux, Tonya Gariepy

2024 People's Choice Winner

Team Cook (Edmonton)

2024 Artists' Choice Winner

Best in Snow (Nanaimo)

All 2024 Snow Sculptures

2023 Snow Sculptures

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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