Alberta Winter Games

The Alberta Winter Games the province’s premier multi-sport event for Alberta’s youth for the enhancement of sport development.

The Alberta Games generally involve approximately 2500 – 2800 athletes, coaches and officials from across the provinces.

Hosting the the Alberta Games is  community effort. A volunteer force of approximately 2000 – 2500 volunteers is required to stage the Alberta Games.

Athletes will qualify to compete in the Alberta Winter games through Zone Playoffs. These competitions happen approx 6 months prior to the start of the games.

Winter Games History 

The first Alberta Winter Games took place in 1976 in Banff.  In 2000 changes to the Alberta Games Program were made. , the Alberta Winter and Summer Games were held every two years in the same calendar year. This change  helped to align the Alberta Games’ cycle with Canada Games and to provide increased opportunities for athletes with the ability and the desire to progress to the national scene and beyond.

If you would like to see results from some of the previous Alberta Winter Games. Check out our results page. 

 

For More information on the Alberta Winter Games please contact:

Don Wilson – Director Multisport Games

don.wilson@gov.ab.ca