Alberta Winter Games

2024 Alberta Winter Games

After a four year hiatus, the Alberta Winter Games are set to return in February 2024 with Grand Prairie being designated as the official host.

The Alberta Winter Games are the province’s multi-sport event for youth ages 11 to 17 to compete in 18 different sports.

Grande Prairie has a history of hosting the Alberta Games. It hosted the 1980 Alberta Winter Games and the 2000 and 2018 Alberta Summer Games

 

“Grande Prairie is an enthusiastic host city and we are honoured to be selected as the host for the 2024 Alberta Winter Games. Hosting these Games is a major opportunity for supporting sport and athleticism while building future leaders and connected communities. We’re excited to share the passion and spirit we have here in Grande Prairie with people from all across the province as we welcome everyone for the Games in 2024!”

Michael Hussey, chair, 2024 Grande Prairie Alberta Winter Games Society

 

ALBERTA WINTER GAMES

The Alberta Winter Games the province’s premier multi-sport event for Alberta’s youth for the enhancement of sport development.

The Alberta Games generally involve approximately 2500 – 2800 athletes, coaches and officials from across the provinces.

Hosting the the Alberta Games is  community effort. A volunteer force of approximately 1500 – 2000 volunteers is required to stage the Alberta Games.

Athletes will qualify to compete in the Alberta Winter Games through playoff/selection camps. These competitions happen approx 6 months prior to the start of the games.

WINTER GAMES HISTORY 

The first Alberta Winter Games took place in 1976 in Banff.  In 2000 changes to the Alberta Games Program were made. , the Alberta Winter and Summer Games were held every two years in the same calendar year. This change  helped to align the Alberta Games’ cycle with Canada Games and to provide increased opportunities for athletes with the ability and the desire to progress to the national scene and beyond.

If you would like to see results from some of the previous Alberta Winter Games. Check out our results page. 

 

For More information on the Alberta Winter Games please contact:

Don Wilson – Director Multisport Games

[email protected]