Getting Here

Getting Here Marc J Chalifoux Photography

Key Ways to Get to Hawrelak Park

Free Festival Shuttle

[See also: City of Edmonton: ETS Festival Shuttle Info]

The Silver Skate Festival in partnership with ETS is offering a Free Park n' Ride service* on weekends looping through these stops:

  • University Transit Centre (ETS Bus Stop #2636)
  • 114 St westbound at 87 Ave (Butterdome)
  • U of A Windsor Parkade on 116 St northbound at 93 Ave
  • Hawrelak Park DATS loop
  • 117 St eastbound at 87 Ave (Lister Hall)

*The shuttle is subject to weather and traffic conditions.

See below for first and last shuttle trips. Look for our Silver Skate Shuttle Service temporary bus stop signs. The round-trip is about 45 minutes.

Parking is available at the Windsor Parkade for $5.50/day. You can pay at the pay stations using coin or credit card – or a better option is the Honk app (Google Play Store / Apple App Store) or the Honk Tap and Go signs using your smartphone and paying with a credit card or PayPal from your phone.

Shuttle Schedule - Weekends

DateU of A Transit Centre
Stop # 2636
FrequencyHawrelak Park
DATS loop
Sat 8 Feb First: 12pm pickup Every 15 minutes Last: 9:15pm depart
Sun 9 Feb First: 12pm pickup Every 15 minutes Last: 9:15pm depart

Sat 15 Feb First: 12pm pickup Every 15 minutes Last: 9:15pm depart
Sun 16 Feb First: 12pm pickup Every 15 minutes Last: 9:15pm depart
Mon 17 Feb First: 12pm pickup Every 15 minutes Last: 6:15pm depart

Drive and Park at Hawrelak


Groat Road / River Valley Road Construction
[See also: City of Edmonton Project Update]
Travel to and from Hawrelak Park may be complicated by ongoing construction, for vehicles coming from the north side of the river.

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS)


Groat Road Detour
Starting December 2, 2018, Routes 128 and 130, as well as School Specials 725 and 757 will detour away from Groat Road until the completion of the Bridge and Road Renewal project in summer 2020. If you use these routes, please plan ahead. During this time, these routes will suspend service to University Transit Centre and will be redirected to serve Government Centre Transit Centre. This route will include stops near Corona and Grandin/Government Centre LRT stations.

Due to the above, transit users are recommended to travel to University station to connect with the free shuttle.

ETS Family/Day Pass: An ETS Family/Day Pass provides unlimited daily travel for up to five people (maximum two adults) to ride city transit all day for only $10.00 (fare effective Feb 1, 2020); the pass is transferable and can be used on any day of the week. Day passes can be purchased through ETS sales outlets, ETS Online Store or from Fare Vending Machines.

Silver Skate

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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