Birkie Sunday

Birkie Sunday ski events are for children and their parents. The Canadian Birkebeiner Society is excited to partner with Silver Skate Festival to host the Barnebirkie classic-style cross country ski events. These winter fun activities are where Birkie dreams begin!


Barnebirkie ski events

Sunday, February 9, 2020
12 pm to 2 pm, Registration starts at 11
William Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton

Fun fact: Barne means children in Norwegian.

Fun Activities

  • 500 m ski event
  • 1.5 km ski event
  • 3 km ski event
  • Viking Costume Contest
  • Birkie Giant Ski challenge
  • Viking Food Station
  • Birkie Photo Booth
  • Awards and prizes

Free ski equipment rental

Free cross country ski equipment rentals 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.


11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Viking costume contest
Fun Fitness Warm Up
500 m Barnebirkie Start
1.5 km Barnebirkie Start
3 km Barnebirkie Start
1:00 p.m.
Winter Games
Birkie Giant Ski Challenge
1:30 p.m. Awards and Prizes



$10 per person. Check out Kids Ski Free deal available until Jan 31.

Online Registration Deadline

Friday, February 7, 2020 at Noon
Late registration will be available on-site at event.


Registration package pickup available on site at 11 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:  Free on-site parking available.
Free City of Edmonton Transit Park n’ Ride Shuttle service available; 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.

  • 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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