Olympic cross country skiers, speed skaters and national champion curlers and budding hockey stars share roots in the Northwest Territories.
We take our sports seriously, whether in the gym, in the local arena, or on the national stage.
We support active lifestyles for our youth with swimming programs, high quality sports facilities and generous donations of volunteer coaching time. Whether you fancy pond hockey or the rec league, judo, kayaking or speed skating you'll find willing partners ready to share their time and expertise. Sport North is the umbrella territorial organization for Northwest Territories athletes.
Sport North consists of 32 Territorial Sport Organizations and three partner organizations (NWT Recreation & Parks Association, Aboriginal Sport Circle of the Northwest Territories and Special Olympics NWT). It has the responsibility for providing programs and services for organized sport in the Territories.
Sport North manages Team NWT that attends the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Games, Western Canada Summer Games and the Canada 55+ Games.
Sport North provides a variety of services – including financial assistance such as scholarships for promising athlete scholars, and training funding for young athletes who show promise. The organization also provides information on traditional northern sports.
Sport North members include:
NWT Dogsledding Association
NWT Figure Skating Association
NWT Amateur Wrestling Association
Another good resource for information about sports and recreation in the NWT is the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, which works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation.