Silver Skate Festival

Presented by Northgate Industries Ltd.

Feb 7-17, 2025 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!

International Festival of Winter Cinema

International Festival of Winter Cinema (2022)

The International Festival of Winter Cinema recognizes and celebrates Canadian and international cinema with winter, alpine, and polar themes of any genre and style for all audiences. These outstanding films will be projected onto a giant snow screen, you heard that right, it is a screen made of snow, in our special purpose built cinema. We are extremely excited to host the world’s only free, outdoor, winter film festival as part of the Silver Skate Festival!

OUR MISSION
The International Festival of Winter Cinema (IFWC) recognizes and celebrates local and international cinema with winter, alpine, and polar themes of any style or genre. We are the world’s only free, outdoor winter film festival that shows films on a snow screen.

OUR VISION
The International Festival of Winter Cinema (IFWC) aims to be the premier international juried and competitive film festival featuring unique perspectives and experiences presented through winter-themed cinema and audiovisual art.

For full program listing and details, visit ifwc.ca

FESTIVAL GRANTORS & PARTNERS
Northgate Industries LtdEdmonton Arts Council (EAC)Funded by the Government of CanadaAlberta Foundation for the ArtsAlberta Government
EdmontonWinter City 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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