Arctic Games


MARCH 17-24, 2018



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 (Sapmi) 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 a 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 in 1994 in Slave Lake, and have since hosted in 2004 in Wood Buffalo, and in 2010 in Grande Prairie. Team Alberta North has begun preparations for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games! The 2018 Arctic Winter Games will be held in Hay River and Forth Smith, Northwest Territories March 17 - 24, 2018. 244 athletes, coaches and mission staff that live north of the 55th parallel will represent Team Alberta North at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, participating in 16 different sports and culture.

Eligibility of the Arctic Winter Games:

Must be able to compose of a team of Northern Alberta athletes and coaches who reside north of the 55th parallel.


Junior Male: Born on or after January 1, 1999

Junior Female: Born on or after January 1, 1999

Mixed Doubles: Born on or after January 1, 1999


The Arctic Winter Games Qualifying Events will be hosted by the Grande Prairie Curling Club and taking place in Grande Prairie on January 5 - 7, 2018.

The registration for the event can be found below and will be $100:

Men's Event

Women's Event


When you are registering your team, please remember ONLY 1 MEMBER from your team registers. This person will register the entire team and will also pass on the link in the automated follow-up email to his/her fellow team members, so that they are able to accept the waiver.

For the latest Technical Package Information, please follow this link: Arctic Winter Games

If you have any questions about the Technical Package, please feel free to reach out to our Sport Coordinator: Sydney Lewko at or 780-532-4782 or the ACF office at: or 780-643-0809




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