Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

Volunteer!

Come and Create Winter Experiences Onsite With Us!

Silver Skate has always blessed with so much volunteer support from the community. Thank you!

We have a multitude of volunteer positions available for people of different ages, skill sets, and interests. Almost all the volunteer positions are outside, yay :) Dress for success and we will take care of the rest!

Volunteer perks:

  • A warming tent
  • Hot food, beverages and snacks
  • Silver Skate swag
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Read about our Volunteer Roles below.

Roles

SNOW STOMPER

Want to get some hearty exercise? Bundle up and join our Site Crew and become a Snow Form Stomper! Create huge blocks of snow for our Snow Carving Teams to create their magic with. Good Boots and strong legs are needed for this vital role.... so come get some cardio in!

TRIATHLON CAPTAINS

Are you an early riser? Get our Mammoet Winter Triathlon racers on "track" (excuse the pun!). People in these roles will supervise other volunteers for one aspect of the race, and work with other Captains on the leadership team. They will Monitor safety & respond to any emergencies that might arise during the race. e.g. Run Captain makes sure that cones are set out for the run; Awards Captain coordinates the awards for the awards ceremony.

SITE CREW

Create it and they will come! Join our Site Crew in creating a new Festival Site at Laurier Park. Many hands make light work in helping get the Festival Site ready . A good degree of physical ability is needed for this position.

GREEN TEAM

Are you a Eco-Warrior? Are you willing to help keep the Festival Site tidy? Then we want you! Regular monitoring and emptying of our many refuse receptacles aids in ensuring the Silver Skate attendees have a great time. Ability to walk the site is needed for this position.

RECREATION ZONE ACTIVATORS

Do you like to play? As a Rec. Zone Activator you will be assisting festival goers play a variety of winter sports & activities including Ball Hockey, Curling and Frisbee Golf. Groups of folks are welcome here.

FIRE TENDERS

Keeping our warming fires aglow and welcoming our festival goers is the key here. Some moving & lifting of firewood and keeping folks safe is needed.

LANTERN WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS

Are you a bit crafty? Here in the Lantern Tent you will assist festival goers in making a snowflake lantern to take out to light up the night. Ability to work with children as well as adults is necessary. Lanterns are sold in this area so some money handling or transactions may be needed.

PARKING ATTENDANTS

Help our Silver Skate Festival goers find a sweet parking spot while creating calm from chaos parking! A warm smile and clear directions will give our festival goers a wonderful first impression and get them on site quickly. Special assistance for our Handicap Parking users may be needed.

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

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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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