Birkie Sunday

Birkie Sunday ski events are are for children and their parents.

Barnebirkie ski events

Barnebirkie classic-style cross country ski events are where Birkie dreams begin! We are excited to partner with Silver Skate Festival for the first time this year! Barnebirkie ski events will be at the Silver Skate Festival site at William Hawrelak Park,  9330 Groat Rd NW in Edmonton. It will take place from 10 am to 1 pm on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Fun fact: Barne means children in Norwegian.

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Fun Activities

  • 500 m ski event
  • 1.5 km ski event
  • 3 km ski event
  • 50 metre dash with as many trials as you like
  • Viking Costume Contest
  • Birkie Giant Ski challenge
  • Viking Food Station
  • Birkie Photo Booth
  • Awards and prizes


Ski equipment

Complimentary cross country ski equipment will be available on site on a first-come, first-served basis. You must have picture identification such as a  driver’s license to borrow equipment.


10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Check-in
11:00 a.m.
Viking costume contest
Fun Fitness Warm Up
500 m Barnebirkie Start
1.5 km Barnebirkie Start
3 km Barnebirkie Start
11:30 a.m.
50 m Ski Dash
Giant Birkie Ski trial
12:30 p.m. Awards and Prizes


$10 per person. Check out Kids Ski Free deal!

 Maps – coming soon

  • Event layout
  • Hawrelak Park layout


Registration package pickup available in advance on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Nordic Fair or on Sunday, February 10, 2019 on site at 10 a.m.
Parent and Spectator Etiquette: Adults accompanying Barnebirkie skiers on course must be on skis to retain the integrity of the course.
No pets please.
Clothing Footwear: Dress for the weather
Parking:  On site parking is available.  Overflow parking and Silver Skate shuttle; see information here

Age Limits

The Canadian Birkebeiner Society follows Cross Country Canada’s suggested age limits and have set the age limits below as part of our effort to ensure everyone stays safe.

  • 50 m dash: Any age.
  • 500 m, 1.5 km, 3 km: Any age; but, children 2 – 7 years of age must be registered with and accompanied by an adult guardian

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