As a child, you couldn't wait for wintertime. You ran outside in the first snowfall and caught snowflakes on your tongue. You couldn't wait until you had enough snow for snowmen and forts. And when the neighbourhood rink was finally ready for skating, you zipped around the ice like a speed skater, feeling invincible. Rediscover that joy at the Silver Skate Festival, an annual spectacle of sport, art, and recreation in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. The Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter 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. 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. There’s lots of family fun at Silver Skate Festival! Runs until Feb. 16 in Hawrelak Park.
Find all the details on the many events (and register too) at: www.silverskatefestival.org
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