Mat-Su 2024 Arctic Winter Games March 10-16, 2024
The Arctic Winter Games are a week-long sport and cultural exchange that occurs every two years. 2000 youth participants gather to compete in 21 different sports alongside cultural exchange events and programming throughout the week. Participating contingents from the circumpolar northern communities of Greenland, Nunavik, Nunavut, Alberta North, Yukon, NWT and Team Alaska representing the US gather for this international event. The last time it was hosted in Alaska was 2014 in Fairbanks. As one of the founding contingents 50 years ago, Alaska hosts about every 10 years in the rotation. This will be the first time the Mat-Su region has hosted.
The mission of AWG 2024 is to promote healthy recreational activities, build strong communities and provide cultural exchange opportunities as we develop leadership skills for youth, all while highlighting the beauty of Alaska.
Our Animal Ambassador is the Chickadee. The Mat-Su 2024 Arctic Winter Games have taken a departure from the traditional mascot program and selected the Chickadee as the Animal Ambassador. Lore share with AWG 2024 described that when you see a chickadee on the trail it means a friend is thinking about you. We look forward to welcoming our northern neighbors in the spirit of friendship and providing an opportunity for the world to experience the beauty of the Mat-Su and friendly spirit of Alaska.
With your support we will rise to the challenge together.