2020 Arctic Winter Games Cancelled

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society, with the support of the Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse, are following a recommendation given by Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health to cancel the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games.  Full Press Release.

2020 Arctic Winter Games

Team Alberta North is ready for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, March 15-21, 2020.
Team Alberta North will be sending 246 athletes, coaches, cultural participants and Mission Staff to the Games and will participate in 17 sports and cultural program.  Team Alberta North is representing 37 different communities north of the 55th parallel.

Team Alberta North is pleased to announce the 246 participants that will be competing in Whitehorse on our Hometown List.

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About the Arctic Winter Games

2020 Arctic Winter Games Contingents

The Arctic Winter Games is an international sport festival bringing together athletes from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Russia (Yamal), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Northern Alberta and the indigenous people (Sami) of Norway, Sweden, Russia 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 Alberta hosted for the first time 1994 in Slave Lake, and have since hosted in 2004 (Wood Buffalo) and in 2010 (Grande Prairie). In 2022, Alberta will host for the fourth time.

Contact Us

Michelle Deering
Team Alberta North, Chef de Mission
Alberta Sport Connection
P: 780-422-0779
Email: michelle.deering@albertasport.ca