Update: 2-27-17, Edmonton Ice Castles are now closed. Thank you for a wonderful season!
All ticket sales are final. Ticket dates and times may by changed as long as changes are made at least 24 hours in advance. Please take this policy into consideration if there is inclement weather imminent or if you have a sudden change of circumstances.
Tips for a Great Experience
- Wear Boots! The walking surface inside of the Ice Castles is made of crushed ice. Walking in boots is definitely best.
- Buy Tickets Before You Arrive! When you buy a ticket, you buy an arrival time. We ask that you arrive within your 30 minute time window. Once you are inside the castle you can stay as long as you’d like!
- Save some trees! When you buy your tickets online we’ll send you an email with a unique QR code, so there’s no need to print your tickets. We can scan the code right from your phone!
- Photos are encouraged (and we want to see them! #icecastles) but we ask that you please leave photography equipment such as tripods and lights at home. For information about commercial or specialized photo sessions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We HIGHLY recommend bringing a small sled to pull children instead of a stroller. It is extremely difficult to push the stroller through the castle (think of it like trying to push a stroller through a sandy beach).
Don’t see the answer to your question here? Check out our FAQ page for more information!
Planning your visit to Edmonton
As a world-leading winter city, Edmonton offers a variety of winter activities, making it easy and enjoyable to connect with nature in the amazing River Valley. Within our city you’ll discover a wide range of family facilities you can really warm up to! Whether you’re tobogganing, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or winter picnicking, you’ll find a pause as welcome as fresh-fallen snow. Well known for its commitment to nature, the arts, festivals, amazing parks, could there be a better place for Ice Castles than Edmonton? We invite you to come and see for yourself!
Hawrelak Park has several parking spots close by the Ice Castle that are available on a first-come first-served basis. The largest parking lot is right next to the Ice Castle and the others are within walking distance. Parking is also available around the interior loop road within the Park.
Silver Skate Festival
The Silver Skate Festival is a 10-day, family-oriented festival running February 10-20, 2017 in Edmonton’s scenic river valley. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2017, the Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown by leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a largescale, winter extravaganza. Last year, more than 105,000 visitors came out to play.
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.
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