Silver Skate Festival

I love this festival for a number of reasons, one of the most important being that it let's me know that winter is in it's dying days. Also its just good healthy outdoor fun, when the days are longer and hopefully warmer too!

Entering its twenty-sixth 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.

"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. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. Our festival activities are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home."

The Festival runs from February 12th to the 21st 2016. As the weather has been so warm lately, it is worth checking on the actual location of the skating - I believe that the ice on the lake may be too soft for skating and could be using part of the parking lot.

Get out and do something different, this year, on St. Valentines Day!!

Ciaran O'Neill

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