The Arctic Winter Games are going to Alaska! Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Mat-Su) is hosting the Games March 9-16, 2024.
The Arctic Winter Games are the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. The Arctic Winter Games are a celebration of athletic completion, culture, friendship and cooperation between northern contingents. Athletic competition features sports that enjoy worldwide popularity alongside traditional Arctic Sports and Dene games. The cultural component is a pillar of the Games, featuring visual arts, dance, ceremonies and galas with participants from across the circumpolar region.
Each hockey team is comprised of 17 players and two coaches. Teams participate in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding for medal-round pairings. One gold ulu is awarded in each division. Teams that regularly participate in ice hockey include Alaska, Yukon, Alberta North, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Eligible communities for the Arctic Winter Games are located North of the 55th Parallel. Coaches and players must live in one of these eligible communities.
For more information, contact Blake Cosgrove, Manager - Elite Hockey, at [email protected].