2023 AWG

The 2023 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) will be held in the Wood Buffalo Region of Alberta on January 29 to February 4, 2023. The AWG are a high-profile circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes. The first Games were held in Yellowknife in 1970, with 500 participants from the Yukon, NWT, and Alaska. Participants now come from Alaska, Northern Alberta, Yukon, Nunavut, Nunavik, NWT, Greenland, Finland, and Norway. https://awg2023.org/

Speed Skating NWT hosted the AWG Trials in Yellowknife, NT on Dec 9-10, 2022 and is pleased to name the following skaters and coaches to the 2023 Arctic Winter Games Short Track Speed Skating Team:

Junior Men

  • Sage Acorn, Yellowknife
  • Byran Clinton, Yellowknife,
  • Lochlan Dunn, Yellowknife
  • Kaleb Picek, Inuvik
Lochlan Dunn, Sage Acorn, Byran Clinton, Kaleb Picek

Junior Women

  • Maica McEachern, Yellowknife
  • Rebecca Messier, Yellowknife
  • Erika Pollard, Yellowknife
  • Kali Skauge, Yellowknife
Erika Pollard, Kali Skauge, Maica McEachern, Rebecca Messier

Juvenile Male

  • Logan Doll, Yellowknife
  • Seiya McEachern, Yellowknife
  • Peter Mahon, Yellowknife
  • Marton Nakano-Mazan, Inuvik
  • Alternate: Lachlan Conway-Adams, Inuvik
Lachlan Conway-Adams, Marton Nakano-Mazan, Peter Mahon, Logan Doll, Seiya McEachern

Juvenile Female

  • Brigid Murphy, Yellowknife
  • Kara Nelson, Yellowknife
  • Morgan Nelson, Yellowknife
  • Amaria Tanche-Hanna, Fort Simpson
  • Alternate: Payton Bennett, Fort Simpson
Payton Bennett, Amaria Tanche-Hanna, Kara Nelson, Morgan Nelson, Brigid Murphy


  • Phillipe Breton, Yellowknife
  • Madison Pilling, Fort Simpson
  • Austin Miller, Yellowknife
  • Valerie Gendron, Fort Simpson
Austin Miller, Phillipe Breton, Valerie Gendron, Madison Pilling