Birkie Rookie Package

This 3 week program is held at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre (SWC) and is designed for beginner cross country skiers to introduce them to the fun of the Canadian Birkebeiner. The lessons begin with the basics of weight shift, diagonal stride and double pole, then progress to up and down hill maneuvers and ski touring tips. Equipment selection, waxing, proper dress and trail etiquette will also be addressed. The program will prepare participants to ski the 13 km Birkie and includes registration in the 13 km Birkie event.
All registration is done through Strathcona County. Details of the course and how to register are in the Strathcona County Recreation Guide, page 60 in the Winter Guide.
Dates and Times:
Sunday, Jan 20 to Feb 3
1 – 3 pm
The 13 km Canadian Birkebeiner ski event is February 9, 2019.
Course Code and Cost:
122681  $194.25
122682 Including Rentals $231.00
Strathcona Wilderness Centre 52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan