Silver Skate By Day

Birkie Sunday

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Canadian Birkie Ski FestivalFamily fun cross-country ski event for children and their parents
See canadianbirkie.com/birkie-sunday for full details.


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 festival site at William Hawrelak Park. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun fact: Barne means children in Norwegian.

Ski Events

  • 500 m, 1.5 km or 3 km classic-style Barnebirkie Loppet
  • 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

Registration package pickup

Available at Birkie Friday Nordic Fair or on site at 10 a.m.

Schedule

  • 10:00–10:45 a.m. check-in
  • 10:45 Viking costume contest
  • 11:00 start of 500 m Barnebirkie
  • 11:15 start of 1.5 km Barnebirkie
  • 11:20 start of 3 km Barnebirkie
  • 11:30–12:30 50 metre dash
  • 12:45 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

Silver Skate

The mission of the Silver Skate Festival Society is to provide a free family-oriented winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture, showcasing various skating disciplines and promoting outdoor activities in Alberta.

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