Junior Joeys

A XC ski program for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6

The program was the inspiration of Jim Gargan who in 2004 with the help of other club members ran novelty races, games and skill activities for young children in the Nordic bowl.

The aim of the Junior Joey program is to provide young children with a positive cross country experience where participation and fun are the main elements. The Junior Joey program commences at the start of Term 2 with pre season activities which include roller skiing and blading, bike riding, rogaining, fun run and hikes.

Registration is required:

Please click [HERE] to download a Word version of the registration form. Fill in and email to the secretary <secretary@birkebeiner.org.au>

Again junior races will be held throughout the season called the 2018 ‘Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series’ at Falls Creek starting in the Nordic Bowl.  These comprise low key races over distances of 0.5, 1.5 & 2.5km using both the classical (C) and skating (F) styles. These are ideal introductory races for Junior Joeys and Junior Birkies.

2018 Mini Series events

June – Sunday 24    11:00am  Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series #1 (C) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek

July – Saturday 7      1:00pm   Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series #2 (F) 0.5/1.5/2.5km  FallsCreek

August – Sunday 5   11:00am   Snow, Trek & Travel Mini
Series #3 (C) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek

Sept – Saturday 1      11:00am   Snow, Trek & Travel Mini
Series #4 (F) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek

Note: (C) = Classical style of XC Skiing and (F) = Freestyle (usually skating)

Junior Joey events are run by parents and usually involve such activities as: novelty races, bumps and jumps, fun games and activities, snowgaines and family dress-up days. The juniors then progress on to the Birkebeiner Junior Program (Junior Birkies) which gives the children an opportunity to improve technique and further develop their personal skiing skills. Click [HERE] for Junior Birkie details.

Contact – The Secretary

Nordic Bowl Fun…

Junior Joeys after finishing the 1km race at the 2011 Ski de Femme