Silver Skate Festival

Silver Skate Festival


Monday, February 17
10:00 AM


Monday, February 17
9:00 PM

Entering its twenty-fourth year, the Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in the City of Edmonton. Still rooted in Dutch traditions, in recent years the festival has become an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sports programming in William Hawrelak Park. This is no small feat and would not be possible without the support of our partners and in-kind contributors.

Our 24th annual edition of the festival will be a little different. The pond in Hawrelak Park is closed due to construction in preparation for the ITU international triathlon proudly hosted by the City of Edmonton in the summer of 2014. We are all very excited. The good news is that an 8000 sq. metre temporary ice rink in the southeast corner of the park has been created for public skating.

This year's sporting events will be hosted at Hawrelak Park and at our satellite sight, the Victoria Oval. Marathon skate races and the Kortebaan, a traditional Dutch long blade sprint race will be held at the Victoria Oval on River Valley Road while the Edmonton Winter Triathlon will take place in Hawrelak Park.

Festival Programming will include an expanded program of free events and activities to include even more recreational activities, snow sculpting, roving performers, horse drawn sleigh rides, our international snow sculpture symposium, Live Performers in the Parks, four evening of the Silver Skate Folk Trail with fire sculpture installations, and our Heritage Village.

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Event Location

William Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Road NW
Edmonton, Alberta

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