Silver Skate Festival is a 10-day, family-oriented festival running each February in Edmonton’s scenic river valley.

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.

January 2017

February 2017

  • I started a new 10-minute workout that I found on my Facebook wall.
  • I went to the Flying Canoe Festival with my boyfriend.
  • I went to the Silver Skate Festival where a friend had a Fire Scuplture in the show.
  • I planted some seeds from a Bell Pepper which is still alive but hasn’t grown any peppers.
  • I read the book Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.
  • I created my first Sims 4 Challenge.

March 2017

  • I finished a 1500 piece puzzle at work.
    1500 Piece Puzzle

    1500 Piece Puzzle

  • I bought a Canada 150 colouring book that I never color in.
  • I won my first free coffee from Tim Hortons (which I never redeemed).
  • I sat on my patio sunbathing without a jacket on despite there being snow on the ground.
  • We bought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the WiiU (still have not beat it).
  • My brother had his fifth and final son (all kids are male).
  • My car windows started freezing up on the inside (which it also did this November. Still haven’t figured out why).

April 2017

  • I bought a new journal where you answer one question a day for 5 years.
    Journal

    Journal

  • I moved my bookcase into my computer room and rearranged the furniture and books.