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Barnebirkie Family Ski

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

Barnebirkie ski events

Your Barnebirkie ski registration includes:

  • Classic-technique – 500 m, 1.5 km, or 3 km – track set ski course in Hawrelak Park with the official start
  • Barnebirkie race bib
  • Viking Costume Contest, email a photo of your Barnebirkie costume to president@canadianbirkie.com, we will notify the winners by Feb. 14, 2023
  • Finish line hot dog and refreshments
  • Hand-made birch wood medal!
  • Ski Patrollers and certified medical personnel
  • Love and admiration of dedicated volunteers
    Cost: $10 per person

Kids Ski Free when registered with an adult. Sign up to ski on Sunday’s Barnebirkie ski events and your child under 12 skis free!  Only one child skis free per adult who is registered in the same event. When you are registering online, remember to enter the Kids Ski Free promo code. The code will be provided on the registration form.


11:00 a.m. Check-in; time to park, pick up bib, unload gear, and get ready to ski!

More schedule details are to be released at a later date.

After you finish your Birkie recreational ski, we encourage you to continue the fun with the on-site Silver Skate Festival experiences. https://silverskate.ca/ Remember to bring along your winter boots!

Fun Fact:  “Barne” translates to “child” in Norwegian!

Adults accompanying Barnebirkie skiers on the course must be on skis to retain the integrity of the course.
No pets, please.

Clothing and Footwear
Dress for the weather.

Registration Fees

Barnebirkie family ski $10

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