Arctic Winter Games International Committee

The Arctic Winter Games is a high profile circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes, and a multi-cultural exposition for the circumpolar world. 

The Games provide an opportunity to strengthen sport development in participating jurisdictions; to promote fair play, the benefits of sport and healthy lifestyles; to build partnerships; and to promote cultural diversity awareness and understanding. The Games celebrate sport, social exchange, and culture while providing an opportunity for the developing athlete to participate in friendly competition and share cultural values of northern regions of the world.

Next Arctic Winter Games are scheduled to take place 2023 in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta Canada.

The 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is getting ready to welcome visitors from the circumpolar north as they prepare to host 2100 athletes, cultural performers, officials, coaches and mission staff in their world class facilities located in Northern Alberta, Canada, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 

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Please visit our archived website for past games photos.  You will also find Host Society Reports, Chefs Reports and Economic and Social Reports prepared prior to 2020.

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JOIN US IN Wood Buffalo 

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will host the 2023 Arctic Winter Games. The community has the knowledge and experience, the facilities, the personnel, and the spirit to host a spectacular set of Games in March of 2023.

The Arctic Winter Games celebrate athletic competition, cultural exchange and social interaction

Archived Information

Please visit our archived website for photos from past games and additional reports.

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The organisation

Read about the organisation, including our governing bodies and current as well as past directors, members, committes etc.

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Alumni Information

AIMS provides updated information about past partcipants and games.

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Arctic Winter Games International Committee Values 

Respect, Accountability, Participant-focused, Integrity, Collaboration

Arctic Winter Games proudly connects our circumpolar family

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Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games

Northern Alberta will host the next edition of the AWGs from January 28th to February 4th, 2023.

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Matanuska Borough 2024 Arctic Winter Games

The AWGIC is excited for Alaska USA to host to the AWGs in 2024! We are so pumped - Go Alaska
More details to come !

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TBD Arctic Winter Games 2026

Stay posted for information on the announcement of the host community for the 2026 Arctic Winter Games.

More information coming soon!