Silver Skate Festival

Feb 9-19, 2024 • Laurier Park

Edmonton's longest running winter festival!


Winter Triathlon

Celebrate Edmonton's Unique Winter, Foods and Drinks!

Push yourself to a personal best, experience a new sport, or have a good time with friends and family. Silver Skate Festival is home to the Mammoet Winter Triathlon, which challenges all levels of participants to run, skate and ski in Edmonton’s scenic river valley. 

Participants can test their endurance by flying solo, or join with family and friends. Teams and families can split the race among team members as they choose and can pass the relay baton as often as they like. Participants are grouped into women's, men's, mixed, and family teams.

All three segments of the triathlon take place inside Hawrelak Park. The run is held on the road around the park, the skating is held on the pond, and skiing through the trees and open parkland. Come cheer on the athletes - or better yet, sign up by February 17th to enjoy the challenge!

2023 Results

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February 19, 2023 | Starts at 10AM | Awards 12 noon

  • Run - Skate - Ski | Full (11.5km) or Sprint (5km) distances
  • Solo, Team or Family Challenge


This year, races will be clock timed at two distances: Full Triathlon (11.5km) or Sprint (5km).

  • Full Triathlon: 11.5km
    (2.5km run, 4km skate, 5km ski)
  • Sprint Triathlon: 5km
    (1.5km run, 1km skate, 2.5km ski).

Water, food, and refreshments will greet all solo athletes and teams after they ski across the finish line. Awards will be presented to the top three solo, team and family at each distance, as well as top individuals in each age category. Then stick around and enjoy a day at the Silver Skate Festival!

Part One: Run 
Start by running a 1.5km or 2.5km distance on the perimeter road around the park. Athletes run around an out-and-back course.

Part Two: Skate
The second leg of the course involves skating 1km or 4km on Hawrelak Pond. Athletes skate around the 1000m loop: 1 lap (Sprint) or 4 laps (Full). Drafting is allowed. All racers count their own laps.

Part Three: Ski
Finish the triathlon by skiing laps around the park. Athletes ski laps of a 2.5km course: 1 lap (sprint) or 2 laps (full). Skiers can use skate (freestyle) or classic techniques.

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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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