February 21, 2013

Silver Skate Festival 2013

Eating maple syrup on a stick Silverskate 2013

Did you head out to Silver Skate Festival in Hawrelak Park?  I have to admit, I had never been before.  The Family Day long weekend had warmer weather for it so we headed out, all bundled out, ready to see what it was all about.

Demos at Silverskate 2013

I was surprised by how many different activities there were to do and demonstrations to see. It was really well laid out and organized. You could have easily spent all afternoon there.

Horse Sled Rides_Silverskate 2013

Demonstrations on blacksmithing, eating maple syrup off snow, horse sleigh rides, snow slides, intricate snow sculptures,  the list goes on and on.

Outdoor fun SilverSkate 2013

If you are hungry, there was a Holland pavilion serving up goodies as well as a couple of food trucks.  And of course, lots of skating options, to try out or even just to watch.

SilverSkate 2013

Looking forward to next year's festival to partake in the activities we missed.


2 comments:

A Canadian Foodie said...

When my girls were young, I would take them skating after school every Friday night to Hawreluk. It was such fun and is a wonderful family memory. After lots of brisk fresh exercise, we would go out for dinner - and not McDonalds. I still love my Fridays - but haven't done that for too many years, now.
:)
V

Maki said...

That is a nice memory Valerie :)

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