Arctic Winter Games
About The Games
The Arctic Winter Games is an international sport festival bringing together athletes from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Russia, Nunavik, Northern Alberta and the indigenous people (Sami) of Norway and Finland.
The concept of the Arctic Winter Games was developed as a direct result of the experiences of Northern athletes at the 1967 Canada Winter Games.
Representatives of the Yukon and Northwest Territories realized that their teams were at disadvantage due to relatively small athletic pools, lack of facilities and infrequent training opportunities. Therefore, the concept of an event specifically designed for northern athletes was born.
The first Games were staged in 1970 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and have taken place every two years since, alternating among participating jurisdictions. Team Alberta North joined the Arctic Winter Games in 1986, and we hosted for the first time 1994 in Slave Lake.
Team Alberta North: 2016
Team Albera North headed to Nuuk, Greenland for the 2016 Arctic Winter Games March 5-12, 2016.
BE AN ATHLETE WITH TEAM ALBERTA NORTH
Interested in participating in the 2020 Arctic Winter Games as an athlete? Each Provincial Sport Organization identifies one person that lives North of the 55th parallel to act as a Sport Coordinator that oversees team selection. See the list below to find out who to contact if you would like to participate!
Results and Participation
Team Alberta North Past Results
Thousands of athletes, coaches and managers have been members of Team Alberta North
For more information, contact:
Team Alberta North, Chef de Mission
Alberta Sport Connection
500 HSBC Building
10055 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G3