Coming this weekend February 13th - 22nd 2015 for 10 days of winter enjoyment. Celebrating 25 years of winter fun the festival is rooted in Dutch traditional skating and has grown from a small event to a ten day extravaganza!
Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you'll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the Winter triathlon or speed skating events.Meet a team of sled dogs. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones.
There is a full slate of daytime and evening events to take in and also the festival is geared towards families, so there's lots to see and do, no matter what age group you're in. For full details and a schedule of events go to Silverskatefestival.org
Held in Hawrelak Park in the river valley, this is a beautiful site, but be aware that there is very limited on-site parking, so use park and ride. The Silver Skate Festival is offering a Free Park n' Ride service to Hawrelak Park from University Transit Centre (Bus Stop # 2636) and U of A Windsor Parkade. Parking is available at theWindsor Parkade for $5.00