After being held in the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories in 2018, the Arctic Winter Games were slated to return to Canada once again – hosted by Whitehorse, Yukon Territory from March 15-21, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 Arctic Winter Games were cancelled – read the press release here.
Of the 21 sports included, Futsal represents the largest competition in the Arctic Winter Games, and Alberta Soccer is pleased to send both a male and female Juvenile team to represent Northern Alberta.
- Trials for Team Alberta were held in in Grande Prairie and Ft. McMurray from September 27-29
- The Games are open to athletes who live North of the 55th parallel
More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
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, to promote the benefits of sport, to build partnerships, and to 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.
The Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games offers participants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers alike the opportunity to expand their physical capacity, build meaningful relationships, experience life-changing moments, and highlight the North’s unique qualities.