Arctic Winter 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.

Every two years Alaska athletes have an opportunity to participate in AWG.

2023 – Wood Buffalo at Fort McMurray, Alberta
2024 – Alaska
2026 – Russia
2028 – Greenland

In 2020 AWG the team quota was 12 athletes and 2 coaches:

6 athletes (3 men, 3 women): U16
6 athletes (3 men, 3 women): U14

** Important Note **
No athlete may attend both AWG and Western Region Championships. Therefore, any athlete who places an intent for Arctic Winter Games will be INELIGIBLE for the 2016 U16 or U14 Western Region Championships or Tri-Divisionals.