Message from Minister Richard Mostyn
Congratulations on being selected to represent Team Yukon at the 2023 Arctic Winter Games in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta! This is your chance to compete against the best athletes in the circumpolar region, learn about different cultures and form new friendships.
I know you’ve all worked hard to be here. It takes a lot of dedication and commitment to compete at this level, but it’s all well worth it. We’ve seen future Olympians and Paralympians represent their regions at the Arctic Winter Games. Who knows what great things you all will go on to accomplish? I am definitely looking forward to following all of your journeys.
Over the course of the competition, you’ll be challenged. You’ll learn so much about your sport and about yourself – what you’re capable of when you dig deep. You’ll also make memories that will stay with you forever. I hope you’ll make the most of this exceptional opportunity.
I cannot wait to cheer each of you on in Wood Buffalo! Whether it’s Dene games or cross-country skiing, snowboarding or futsal, know that all Yukoners are behind you as you strive to set personal bests, reach your personal goals and claim those Ulus.
Best of luck, have fun and remember … Yukon do it!
Team Yukon Handbook
Team Yukon’s official handbook has important information and documents for participants.
The handbook includes such items as:
- code of conduct;
- participant’s agreement; and
- information on fees, eligibility, accommodations and meal provision.
Meet the people supporting Team Yukon throughout the Arctic Winter Games!
Chef de mission: Megan Cromarty
Assistant chefs de mission: Trevor Twardochleb, Tracey Bilsky
Communications: John Tonin
Photography: Sarah Lewis
Alpine skiing: Jane Londero
Archery: Ken Howard
Arctic sports: Megan Cromarty
Badminton: Michael Lauer
Basketball: Lianne Fordham
Biathlon ski: Niki Parry
Biathlon snowshoe: Niki Parry
Cross-country ski: Christine McConnell
Culture: Tonja Hinchey
Curling: Ken Howard
Dene games: Kara Lepine
Figure skating: Aura-lea Harper
Futsal: Clea Roberts
Gymnastics: Aura-lea Harper
Hockey: Tanya MacKenzie and Trevor Twardochleb
Snowboarding: Jane Londero
Snowshoeing: Lianne Fordham
Speed skating: Michael Lauer
Table tennis: Kara Lepine
Volleyball: Tracey Bilsky
Wrestling: Tonja Hinchey
Registration and fees
If you’re on Team Yukon, you must register by December 23, 2022, to participate in the games. Select your role below to go to the online registration form.
Sport Yukon manages participant fees for the games. Fees are due January 16, 2023.
The cost to participate in the games is:
- $400 for an athlete; and
- $300 for a coach, manager, support staff and mission staff.
You can either pay:
- online; or
- in person at Sport Yukon.
Sport Yukon’s office is located at 4061 4th Avenue in Whitehorse. You can pay by cash, cheque, debit card or credit card. Their office hours are:
- Monday through Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; and
- Thursday 12 pm to 4:30 pm.
Criminal record check
- All participants 18 years of age and older must get a criminal record check (CRC) from the RCMP.
- We accept CRCs done within 1 year before the start of the games (January 29, 2022).
- You must bring your completed CRC to Sport Yukon’s office.
- The deadline to submit your CRC to Sport Yukon is December 23, 2022.
Required training for coaches, managers and staff
All coaches, managers and support staff must also take the Respect Group’s Coach/Activity Leader Training.
If you have previously taken this training then you do not need to again.