Silver Skate Festival

One of Edmonton's longest running festivals, the Silver Skate Festival, returns to Hawrelak Park.

Get your toques, mittens, and skates ready for 10-days of skating, live music, food, sculptures, and fun zones.

Feel the breeze on your face as you glide along the city's largest skating pond while listening to a tuneful compilation of Edmonton-based music.

Embrace the world around you at this local event: explore the river valley, go for a skate, make a snow angels, or visit a winter patio. Winter is magic, and the outdoor experiences in this city are limitless.  


Silver Skate Festival

The Silver Skate Festival has been running for over 30 years when it began as a small, annual skating event rooted into Dutch winter traditions and it has blossomed into an all-embracing celebration of winter sports, arts, music, and recreation.

Test how fast you can skate Silver Skate's traditional 1km race loop on the pond and try to beat the record for most loops in an hour.

Explore the Imperial Oil Folk Trail, visit this year's TC Energy Heritage Village, and listen to local Indigenous elders' oral histories via Night Sky ᐋᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ âcimowin story telling.

Push yourself to a personal best in the Mammoet Sporting Challenges and enter your times to win great prizes! 

Silver Skate Festival


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