Silver Skate By Day

Birkie Sunday Featured

Info & Registration:

Family fun cross-country ski event for children and their parents. Barnebirkie ski events are where Birkie dreams begin! We are excited to partner with Silver Skate Festival! 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
  • Grab your friends and try the Birkie 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.


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
12:30 p.m.
Miniature Biathlon Challenge
Little Tyke Obstacle Snow Course
Parachute Game
1:00 p.m.
Birkie Giant Ski Challenge
1:30 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

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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