2022 Sport Selection and Commitment to Safe Sport
Dawson City, Yukon – The Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC) announced today the sports that will a part of the program for the 2022 Arctic Winter Games being hosted by the Regionally Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta in March of that year (chart below).
The sport program for 2022 reflects the current and emerging sport trends across participating contingents. It is anticipated that nearly 2100 athletes, coaches, cultural delegates and mission staff will be at the Games.
The AWGIC also reaffirmed its commitment to the principles of safe sport as outlined in the recently announced Red Deer Declaration approved by Canadian Ministers of Sport in February.
President of the AWGIC John Flynn said “the Arctic Winter Games have enjoyed a good track record of providing participants with meaningful competition in a safe and respectful environment but we need to be proactive with host organizations, our participating contingents and others to ensure this continues and improves.” The AWGIC will be surveying its policies and practices and will be implementing some changes in time for the 2020 Games being hosted in Whitehorse, Yukon next March.
The Arctic Winter Games are a high profile circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes. For participating jurisdictions, the Games provide an opportunity to strengthen sport development, promote the benefits of sport, build partnerships and promote the cultures and values of northern peoples.
For more information:
Doris Landry, Operations Coordinator
2022 Sports – Arctic Winter Games – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
1. Alpine Skiing
3. Arctic Sports
6. Biathlon – Ski
7. Biathlon – Snowshoe
8. Cross Country Skiing
11. Dene Games
12. Figure Skating
18. Speed Skating
19. Table Tennis