Silver Skate By Day

School Program

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Get your students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors this winter! We offer a full-day program for students of all ages to enjoy art, sport, and culture in a winter setting. The program runs from 9:40am to 2:00pm, though groups are welcome to stay later to enjoy the site. The program takes place in Hawrelak Park and consists of three 45 minute activity stations (Snow Carving, Winter Sports, and Heritage Village), a lunch break, and exclusive entry into the Ice Castle following lunch - only participants of the school program will have access at this time. The cost is $430 per group of up to 30 students. An invoice will be sent for payment shortly after sign up.

Snow Zone
Students will build and create with snow. They will learn about and experience the snow sculpting process by using forms, molds, and tools to carve and create images.

Heritage Village
Students will visit a traditional Indigenous winter camp to learn about Indigenous traditions, customs, and values through stories and activities.

Winter Sports
Students will have the opportunity to play a variety of winter sports, including but not limited to jam can curling, broomball, and hockey.

Ice Castle Tour
Following lunch, groups will have exclusive access to the Ice Castle. Don’t be surprised if you find your students exclaiming “Cool!” while exploring the labyrinth of icicles and lights! Find out more: www.icecastles.com

Registration
We can only accommodate 6 groups of 30 a day. Don't miss out - book early! Click here to reserve a spot. Your registration will be followed up with an invoice for payment.

Cost per Group
The cost per group is $430, and the maximum number of students in a group is 30. If your group is larger than 30, please let Karena know via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will try our best to accommodate your group(s). An additional fee will apply to every additional student over 30 in a group.

Homeschoolers Welcome!
The fee for an exclusive home school group is $430 (20-30 students). Exclusive groups will be guaranteed to stay together for each rotation. Exclusive groups must sign up under one group. An additional fee will apply to every additional student over 30 in a group.

Groups Less Than 20 Students
Smaller groups (1-19 students) may be accommodated by pairing them with school groups. The cost is $18.50 per school age child. Please email your name, phone number, children's ages, and available dates to Karena at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Have little ones?
Preschool children (4 years old or younger) are welcome to stay with parents while their sibling(s) participate in the program. Adults are required to remain with their group and supervise children at all times during the program.

Cancellation policy
Full refund will be given if the group cancels within two weeks of their program date, or if the program is cancelled due to cold. If less than two weeks notice is given, a 50% cancellation fee will apply. The full program fee will be charged if less than 48 hours cancellation notice is given.

Notes

  • Programs run snow or shine but may be cancelled if the temperature is -22°C or lower with wind chill. If cancelled, Karena will give you a call before 8:30am on the day of the program and a full refund will be provided.
  • In the case of warmer weather, it is possible that some activities (including the Ice Castle) may be closed for safety considerations, however alternative activities will be provided. In the case of warmer weather, the program will not be cancelled.
  • Adults are required to remain with their group and supervise children at all times during the program.

For more information contact:
Karena Dang, School Program Coordinator
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(780) 488-1960 office
(780) 819-8831 cell

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The mission of the Silver Skate Festival Society is to provide a free family-oriented winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture, showcasing various skating disciplines and promoting outdoor activities in Alberta.

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