Event Details



Thru December 31

Thru January 31

Thru February 8
Solo Racer $35 $45 $55  REGISTER NOW 
Relay Racer
(20k, 30k, 40k)
Cost per person
$30 $40 $50

*All entries are non-refundable and non-transferrable
*All prices are subject to an online transaction fee
Online registration closes February 8, 2020 at 8:00pm.  
Registrations can be taken at package pickup.




  • Custom FatBikeFest Tech T (for those who register before January 16)
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Portion of entry fee donated to the Silverskate Festival
  • Finisher Beer From our friends at Blind Enthusiasm

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Ample parking is available in Hawrelak Park.  Arrive early to avoide congestion due to the other events occuring in and around the park.


SATURDAY Febuary 8  Package Pickup
     1:00pm-4:00pm  TBD
 SUNDAY February 9
      10:00am-12:00pm DeadCold Run
      11:00am-10:45am FatBikeFest Expo Opens & Package Pickup
      11:00am FatBikeFest Races Start
      12:00pm- BEVERAGES & RESULTS




View the Strava Map Here



From our startline, you will head north onto Hawrelak Park Road and turn left.  Following the roadway you will access the trails from the first pavilion.  Once on the trail, turn left and follow it past the footbridge.  The trail takes you towards Keillor Road.  Climb up and out of the valley then take the switchback down Keillor Road and past the Equine Centre.   

Follow the trail to the turnaround at the end of Keillor Road.  Turnaround and head back East along the roadway.  Just past the Equine Centre, take a Left turn onto the chip trail and head south to the end.  Make a hard 270degree turn and follow the pathway up the hill!  You will pop back onto the Keillor Rd pathway near the top (just 2 switchbacks to go!).  

Return to the lap point behind the Pavilion.  If you are completed your lap(s), return to the finish!  Relay Teams - you will return to the finish to swap riders.

Enjoy the snow, descents...and climbs!


All riders are expected to be in position in the start area before 10:45am.

The ride starts at 11:00am sharp.

Riders are asked to self-select an appropriate starting position within the start area.  Finding the right spot that best matches your fitness level, riding confidence and anticipated finish time is important for a smooth start for everyone.  Chat with the rider next to you to see where you fit.  Fastest riders to the front of the pack.

Remember, your official ride time only starts when you cross the start line so it doesn’t matter how far back you are!


All riders will receive an electronic timing chip. At the end of the ride, you’ll have information about your overall riding time. Results will be posted on our website by midnight on event day.  Results will also be emailed out to you.

Please note, improperly mounted timing chips could result in errors with your time. 
Ask our timing team at the registration for a demonstration of how to properly mount your chip.



We are proud to partner with the Silver Skate Festival and donating $5 every entry to this great cause!

The Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in the City of Edmonton. Still rooted in Dutch traditions, in recent years the festival has become an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sports programming in William Hawrelak Park. This is no small feat and would not be possible without the support of our partners and in-kind contributors.

Festival Programming will include an expanded program of free events and activities to include even more recreational activities, snow sculpting, , roving performers, horse drawn sleigh rides, our international snow sculpture symposium, Live Performers in the Parks, four evening of the Silver Skate Folk Trail with fire sculpture installations, and our Heritage Village.

Over 70,000 people enjoyed the Festival in 2015 and the Silver Skate Festival has become the premier winter festival in the greater Edmonton area. We anticipate even more festival goers in 2016.

Fundraising and our donations will benefit the Snow Daze School Program.

The Silver Skate Festival Snow Daze School Program has been developed to get school aged children outside and active during our Edmonton Winter. Programming includes skating and winter sport, snow sculpting, orienteering and aboriginal programming in a tipi. A fun filled day of recreation and education outside being active in beautiful Hawrelak Park during the festival.


Ride:  Only true fat bikes are allowed in the event (no mountain bikes as the tire width damages the snowpacked trails in the winter). 

I don't have a FatBike?: For those without a ride, a limited number of demo bikes may be available through our partners. Come to the event site early and check out our partners!

Age: You must be at least 14 years of age to participate. Riders under the age of 18 must have their registration application signed by a parent or guardian.


Our partners will be onsite showcasing the latest and newest fatbike and gear!  More details here

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This event is in partnership with Multisportscanada and the Silver Skate Festival.

Multisportscanada hosts over 20 events annually including the Gran Fondo Jasper.

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Can you survive permafrost and the Dead Cold of Winter?

Race with us!

Kick off your race season and beat away the dead cold by participating in the

'Frozen 5k' or 'Icey 10k' events!  All races take you along the snowpacked trails of the North Saskatchewan River.

Register now


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