Yukoners encouraged to try out for Team Yukon

Beginning this weekend, interested participants from across the territory will have the opportunity to try out for Team Yukon for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. For the upcoming Games, participants can try out for 21 different sports and Team Yukon’s cultural contingent. The first sports trials begin this weekend, November 1 to 3, for futsal, basketball and volleyball.

Participation in a trial is required before a sports organization will select an athlete to participate on Team Yukon. Yukon’s sports organizations hold all trial events for their respective sports. The Government of Yukon is encouraging aspiring Team Yukon participants from across the territory to learn more about upcoming opportunities, either through their local coaches, territorial sports organizations or by visiting Team Yukon’s Arctic Winter Games webpage or Facebook page.

Major games events like the 2020 Arctic Winter Games offer the opportunity to excel as an athlete, set personal bests, make friends from across the circumpolar North and create lifelong memories. I encourage all Yukon youth to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities and try out for a spot on Team Yukon!

Minister of Community Services John Streicker

Quick facts 
  • Team Yukon trials will run through January 2020.

  • Team Yukon is funded and supported by the Government of Yukon.

  • The Arctic Winter Games are happening in Whitehorse March 15 to 21, 2020. The Arctic Winter Games Host Society is planning and managing the event while the City of Whitehorse and the Government of Yukon are co-hosts.

  • To participate in the Games, participants must meet Team Yukon eligibility criteria, including being a minimum of nine years old as of March 15, 2020.

  • Yukoners who must travel to a sports trial are encouraged to apply to the In-Territory Travel fund, which provides a subsidy for participants and coaches who acquire costs for travel to Arctic Winter Games trials.

  • Athletes interested in trying out for this weekend’s trials can register in advance through the relevant sports organization or can show-up in person at the trial on the day of.


Stewart Burnett

Odile Nelson
Communications, Community Services

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