Sports


Arctic Sports

The Arctic Sports are a powerful test of one’s own capabilities both physically and mentally.

Dene Games

The Dene Games are what really sets the AWG apart from other winter competitions. 


Alpine Skiing

Alpine Skiing has disciplines for both genders in slalom, dual slalom, giant slalom.


Badminton

Badminton was one of the ten sports selected for the inaugural Games in 1970.


Basketball

Basketball appeared in the first Games, but was eliminated after the 1982 Games.


Biathlon

The combination of two very contradictory disciplines, skiing or snowshoeing, and shooting.


Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing was one of the 10 sports selected for the inaugural games.


Curling

Curling is a familiar sport to Canadians, and was one of the 10 sports selected.


Dog Mushing

Dog mushing competition in the AWG is the sprint type, with four-dog teams.


Figure Skating

Figure Skating was one of the 10 sports selected for the inaugural games in 1970.


Gymnastics

Gymnastics entered the Arctic Winter Games as a sport in 1982 in Fairbanks.


Hockey

Hockey was one of the ten sports selected for the inaugural Games in 1970.


Soccer

These athletes will be using their fine motor skills in their legs and feet to try and get more goals than their opponent.


Snowboarding

Only one sport has been added to the Arctic Winter Games since 1988, and that is snowboarding.


Snowshoeing

For snowshoeing, imagine sprinters or medium-distance runners and then add snowshoes.


Speed Skating

Speed skating has been a staple sport in the Arctic Winter Games since 1984.


Table Tennis

The competitive level of table tennis has risen markedly.


Volleyball

Volleyball was one of the ten sports selected for the inaugural Arctic Winter Games.


Wrestling

Wrestling includes both free and Inuit styles, with the latter restricted to upper-body.

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