DATE

MARCH 15-21, 2020

LOCATION

WHITEHORSE, YT

ATHLETES

2,000

CONTINGENTS

9

SPORTS

21

Bring It North!

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.

There is a “U” in Volunteer

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games would not be possible without help from volunteers! We will be launching a full volunteer program, including online registration, as we get closer to the Games.

Cheer on your favourite team!

Alaska

Team Alaska cultivates and celebrates sport, social exchange and culture. Team Alaska strengthens Alaska’s communities by providing young athletes with the opportunity to compete in friendly competition while sharing cultural values from northern regions around the world.

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Alberta North

Alberta North joined the Arctic Winter Games in 1986, and hosted for the first time in 1994 in Slave Lake. The fourth largest of Canada’s provinces, Alberta is the southernmost participant in the Games.

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Greenland

Greenland has been participating in the Arctic Winter Games since 1990. In 2002, Greenland hosted the Games for the first time in Nuuk, and they last hosted the Games in 2016. Greenland is the most northerly of the jurisdictions involved in the Arctic Winter Games.

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Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories (NWT) was the first team to host the Arctic Winter Games in 1970 in Yellowknife, and was the last team to host the Arctic Winter Games in 2018.

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Nunavik-Quebec

Nunavik-Quebec, also known as Arctic Quebec, participated in the Arctic Winter Games in 1972, 1974, 1976 and 1986. Participation resumed again in 2000 until today. Nunavik is the region of Quebec located above the 55th parallel.

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Nunavut

Prior to 2002, Nunavut participated in every Arctic Winter Games as part of Team NWT. Since that time, it has become a permanent member in its own right. Also noteworthy for 2002 was the first time Nunavut hosted the Games in Iqaluit, along with co-host Nuuk, Greenland.

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Sapmi

The Sami are indigenous peoples of northern Scandinavia, representing around 100,000 people. The Sami people spread out across four countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. The Sami speak as many as nine distinct dialects, only one of which is spoken in all Scandinavian countries.

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Yamal

Yamal made its first official appearance at the Arctic Winter Games in 2004, when 37 members of the team competed in table tennis, traditional winter sports, Inuit sport events, and cultural activities.

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Yukon

This will be the seventh time that Whitehorse has hosted the Arctic Winter Games, and Team Yukon has participated in every Games since their inception in 1970.

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21 Different Sporting Events

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games is comprised of 21 sports, in four categories: Traditional Sports, Nordic Sports, Indoor Sports and Ice Sports.

Diamond, Platinum & Gold Partners

Partner with an International event that encourages northern unity and thrives on community interaction.

Join us for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games and Bring It, North!