Snow Sculpture Symposium | Feb. 9 – 11| 9am – 9pm
Teams from Edmonton, Red Deer, Belgium-France, United Kingdom, and Mexico create works of art from eight blocks of snow measuring 8’ x 8’ x 8’, making an ephemeral sculpture garden for the Silver Skate audiences to enjoy throughout the Festival.
Heritage Village │ Feb. 10 & 11 │ 12pm – 6pm
What could be more Canadian than an aboriginal encampment, or dog sledding? At the Heritage Village, festival goers get a taste of Canada’s pioneer history, something that both new Canadians and fourth-generation Canucks will appreciate. Join us to participate in an interpretive Cree Winter Camp, which will teach visitors about how the Cree people relied on their natural surroundings for survival. Also, watch blacksmiths forge the primary tools of the trade. These techniques are the same as those used to produce Damascus steel, artwork, wrought iron, and are still used today to recreate historic hardware.
Free Family Fun Zone │ Feb. 9 – 19 │ Weekdays 4pm – 8pm & Weekends 1pm – 5pm
Snow-shoeing |Cross-country skiing l Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Folk Trail: Land of the Golden Apples │ Feb. 10 – 11 │ 4pm – 8pm
Each year, our nomadic performers delight audiences by acting out a story for several nights during the festival. This is interactive theatre at its best and festival goers are encouraged to participate by writing down their regrets, unhappy feelings, or sad memories in the Story Telling tent. Every evening, these pieces of paper will be put into lanterns and set on fire during the lantern walk that wraps up the evening.
Lantern-making workshops: Feb. 10 & 11 4:30pm – 7pm | Lantern-processions: 7:30pm Feb. 10 & 11 *$2 Fee for lantern-making workshop
Fire Sculpture │ Feb. 10 & 11 │ 7:45pm
The dramatic fiery finale to each evening of the Land of the Golden Apples folk trail, teams of artists build combustible sculptures following the folk trail theme. Sculpture-building | 9am – 7pm
Get the full schedule for the Silver Skate festival, and start planning your next family adventure at www.silverskatefestival.org