2020

The 2020 Whitehorse Arctic Winter Games, which were to mark the 50th anniversary of the Games, were cancelled following the recommendation of the Yukon Chief Medical officer due to public health concerns surrounding the Corona Virus (COVID 19). The announcement was made March 7, 2020 - just a week before the Opening Ceremonies were schedule on March 15. Four days later, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a world-wide pandemic. 

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society was the first in AWG's history to be required to decommission a Games which did not happen. In the days that followed the announcement volunteers and staff came together with heavy hearts to do the work that needed to be done. Although the 2020 Games did not happen, the planning and preparations brought this community together. The relationships forged with nearby communities and the bridges built will remain as a legacy to the 2020 Games.

The AWGIC awarded the 2020 Hodgson Trophy to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society volunteers and staff to recognize their journey and dedication to the Arctic Winter Games.

In honour of the 50th Anniversary, Midnight Light Media & Arctic Winter Games 2020 Host Society produced a documentary about the history and impacts of the Arctic Winter Games. Watch The Arctics Trailer on Vimeo

The Canadian Geographic also published a wonderful article on the 2020 Arctic Winter Games: 

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2024

Mat-Su, Alaska hosts Arctic Winter Games for the first time.

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1980

Back to Yukon!

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1974

An Arctic Winter Games first for Alaska

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1982

Alaska hosted the circumpolar competitors for this edition of the Arctic Winter Games.

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2012

Games go back to Whitehorse

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2018

A hosting first for the South Slave Region of NWT

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1972

Whitehorse hosts the Arctic Winter Games

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2004

The eighteenth Arctic Winter Games was held in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Northern Alberta.

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1996

Alaska brought great awareness and much promotion to this edition of the Arctic Winter Games.

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2023

Arctic Winter Games return after five year hiatus

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1976

A first time hosting for Northern Quebec

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2014

After a 26-year hosting hiatus - the games came back to Fairbanks, Alaska

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1992

First games to include participants from Russia and Greenland

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1998

Yellowknife, NWT brought together the circumpolar north for this edition of the games.

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1970

The inaugural Arctic Winter Games hosted in Yellowknife, NWT

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2016

Co-hosted games in Iqaluit and Nuuk.

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1986

Yukon hosted the 1986 AWG

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1994

Alberta's first hosting of the Arctic Winter Games.

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1978

Introduction of the Hodgson Trophy

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2000

Millennial edition of the games hosted in Whitehorse Canada

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2008

The 20th edition of the Arctic Winter Games

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1988

88 Games host by Fairbanks, Alaska

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1990

Yellowknife, NWT hosts 1990 AWG beginning March 10

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2002

Nuuk, Greenland and Iqaluit, Nunavut hosted the first split community, split country Games

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1984

The original three contingents took part in this set of games in Yellowknife

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2006

2006 Arctic Winter Games held in Kenai, Alaska

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2010

Arctic Winter Games in Grande Prairie

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