Alberta International Speed Skating Week February 18 -25 2012
And North American Speed Skating Championship
This is a speed skaters dream; five great marathon speed skating races in only eight days. The Foothills Speed skating Association in collaboration with Edmonton Silver Skate Festival and Edmonton Speed Skating Association are bringing together the marathon speed skating community in a fun and exciting week of ice and long sharp blades.
The week will start in at the Silver Skate Festival in February, 18-20 in Hawrelak Park Edmonton. The first marathon speed skating race will be a 25 km. race on February 18 and on February 19 a 10 km. race. Along with these races the Silverskate Festival is the host of a fantastic winter celebration in the scenic in ’s river valley. The festival encompasses live music entertainment, outdoor videos on a large snow screen, an international Snow sculpting festival and that is just the beginning.
The Foothills Speed Skating Association will continue to host the marathon action on February 23 where skaters will be striding across the ice in , competing in the 50km race. The North American Championship races start on February 24 with a 25km race. The speed skaters final and grueling test will be the 100 km. race on February 25 taking place in . The community and Town of Sylvan Lake are very proud and excited to host the North American Marathon Speed Skating Championship and the speed skaters who will be visiting there growing town and the little winter speed skating village that is created track side on the lake.