Birkie Rookie Package

This three week program is held at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and is designed for beginner cross country skiers to introduce them to the fun of the Canadian Birkie. 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.
Registration: Opening this summer/fall. All registration is done through Strathcona County. Details of the course and how to register will be in the Strathcona County Recreation Winter Guide.
Dates and Times:
Sunday, Jan 19, Jan 26 Feb 2, 2020 TBD
1 – 3 pm
The 13 km Canadian Birkebeiner ski event is February 8, 2020.
Course Code and Cost:
122681  $194.25 TBD
122682 Including Rentals $231.00 TBD
Strathcona Wilderness Centre 52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan