Birkie Sunday

Family fun ski event for children and their parents

Barnebirkie ski events are where Birkie dreams begin!
We are excited to partner with Silver Skate Festival this year! All Birkie Sunday 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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Ski Events

  • 500 m, 1.5 km and 3 km classic-style Barnebirkie Loppets
  • 50 metre dash (as many trials as you like)
  • Race with the Birkebeiner Giant Skis!

Festival Activities

  • Racer’s Food Station
  • Birkie Photo Booth
  • Viking Costume Contest
  • Awards and prizes

Partnering with:

Registration package pickup

Available at the Nordic Fair or on site at 10 a.m.


10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Check-in
11:00 a.m.
Viking costume contest
Warm Up
500 m Barnebirkie start
1.5 km Barnebirkie and
3 km Barnebirkie start
11:30 a.m.
50 metre dash
12:30 p.m. Awards and Prizes

Parent and Spectator Etiquette: Adults accompanying Barne skiers on course must be on skis to retain the integrity of the course.

No pets please

Dress for the weather

Parking available on site.  Overflow parking is by 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: Children 2 – 7 years of age must be registered with and accompanied by an adult guardian.