Silver Skate Festival

Feb 10-20, 2023 • Hawrelak Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Sporting Challenges

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Celebrate the joy of winter sport with us. It’s fun, it’s easy, and anyone can do it! Compete, or for your pleasure – it's completely up to you! Hawrelak Park has perfectly groomed cross country ski trails begging to be explored, as well as some of the most beautiful skating facilities imaginable. Limited time only. Get out there before the sun takes it all away.

Virtual EWT

Run, skate, and ski to frosty victory!

The Silver Skate Festival is home to the Mammoet Winter Triathlon, which challenges all levels of athletes to run, skate and ski to frosty victory.

All three legs of the triathlon take place inside Hawrelak Park. Sign up and enjoy the challenge!

Part One: Run One

The race starts with a run of 2.3km on the road around the park. Athletes run around a 1800m, out-and-back course: 1 lap.

Part Two: Skate

Next, skate 4km or 6km on Hawrelak Lake. Athletes skate around the 1000m loop: 4 laps (Short Course) or 6 laps (Long Course).

Part Three: Ski

Last, ski 2.5km or 5km. Athletes complete the final run: 1 lap (Short Course) or 2 laps (Long Course).

Push yourself to a personal best and enter your times to win!!

Detailed Course Map
Submit Your Times Here!

Virtual Skate Races (1 km and 1 hr)

Did you know that Hawrelak park is home to the largest skating pond in the city and our 1km loop? Here’s the challenge: give us your quickest lap. Then see how many you can do in an hour. This isn’t about world records, it’s all about personal bests. It doesn’t matter if you have top-of-the line speed skates or CCM Tacks from 1982. Get out there and show us what you got.

1, 2, 3...GO!

Submit Your Times Here!

Speed Skating Challenge

Silver Skate Festival is partnering with Marathon Skating International to host a reimagined One-Hour Skating Challenge this Sunday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hawrelak Park.

Full Details

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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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