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Arctic Winter Games 2018

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Event Date: 
March 18, 2018 to March 24, 2018


The Town of Fort Smith and the Town of Hay River are proud to be co-hosting the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

What are the Arctic Winter Games?

The Arctic Winter Games are 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 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! - From the Arctic Winter Games International Website

Which sports are involved?

Fort Smith will host:

  • Arctic Sports
  • Snowboarding
  • Basketball
  • Figure Skating
  • Curling
  • Hockey
  • Speed Skating
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Table Tennis

Hay River will host:

  • Biathlon Ski
  • Biathlon Snowshoe
  • Snowshoeing
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Hockey

K'atl'odeeche First Nation (beside the Town of Hay River)

  • Dene Games
  • Dog Mushing

How big will the Games be?

Based on the Games hosting 19 sports:

  • 1900 Athletes
  • 155 Officials
  • 100 Cultural Performers
  • 300 VIPs
  • 95 Mission Staff
  • 100 Journalists
  • 2,000 Volunteers

For more information about the Arctic Winter Games 2018 please visit: