Following the 2020 Arctic Winter Games held in Whitehorse, Yukon, the Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games will include athletes from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Northern Alberta and the Indigenous people (Sami) of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Games will take place between January 29 and February 4, 2023.
As per Futsal, Team Northern Alberta will have male and female representation in the Juvenile divisions (2009 born and later), as well as the Junior division (2007 born and later), adding a total of 4 teams. It is worth mentioning that players and coaches must reside above the 55th parallel to be eligible for these games.
You can find Team Northern Alberta rosters here:
About the Games
The Arctic Winter Games is a high-profile circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes. The Games provide an opportunity to strengthen sport development in the participants’ jurisdictions, promote the benefits of sport, build partnerships, and promote culture and values. The Games celebrate sport, social exchange and cultures. The Games provide an opportunity for the developing athlete to compete in friendly competition while sharing cultural values from northern regions around the world.
For additional information about the 2023 Arctic Winter Games, click here