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AB Winter Games

Alberta Winter Games

The Alberta Winter Games began as a government initiative for amateur sport, providing an opportunity for all Albertans to participate.  The first Alberta Winter Games were held in Banff in 1976; since then each of the Games have been hosted in different communities throughout the province. The Alberta Winter Games are hosted every two years.

Unfortunately, the 2022 Alberta Winter Games have been cancelled.  The Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch of Culture and Status of Women was in discussions with a potential host community prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, they were unable to reach a formal agreement with a host community prior to the pandemic disruption. Given the time required to prepare for an Alberta Winter Games, the prolonged effect of COVID-19, and the number of sport events that have been cancelled or postponed, the decision was made to return to Alberta Winter Games planning when appropriate in the future.

Alberta Winter Games Zones

For the Alberta Games, the province is divided into eight zones and each zone is assigned a colour for identification during the games. 

Zone 1 - Sunny South (Grey)
Zone 2 - Big Country (Brown)
Zone 3 - Calgary (Red)
Zone 4 - Parkland (Orange)
Zone 5 - Black Gold/Yellowhead (Yellow)
Zone 6 - Edmonton (Green)
Zone 7 - North East (Navy Blue)
Zone 8 - Peace Country (Royal Blue)

All coaches and athletes must reside in the zone they wish to represent.  To determine what zone you are eligible for, please review the Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) Zone Map or the ASC Zones by Community list.  Coaches for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games from each of the zones will be selected by Volleyball Alberta in September 2019.  Athletes interested in competing at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games will be required to participate in their respective zone tryouts in November/ December 2019.  Information on each of the zone tryouts, including how to register is posted below.


2020 Alberta Winter Games 

Promotional Video 

Date: February 14 - 17, 2020
Location: Airdrie, AB
Age Group: 15U category (born between September 1, 2004 and December 31, 2005 or later)

Zone Tryout Information

2020 AB Winter Games Zone AWG Final Tryout Update

 Zone Tryouts
Boys - Registration link 

Girls - Registration link

2018 Alberta Winter Games (Wood Buffalo)

Girls Results

  • Gold - Zone 8 (Peace Country)
  • Silver - Zone 2 (Big Country)
  • Bronze - Zone 6 (Edmonton)
  • 4th - Zone 4 (Parkland)
  • 5th - Zone 1 (Sunny South)
  • 6th - Zone 5 (Black Gold/Yellowhead)
  • 7th - Zone 3 (Calgary)
  • 8th - Zone 7 (North Eastern Alberta)

Boys Results

  • Gold - Zone 3 (Calgary)
  • Silver - Zone 5 (Black Gold/Yellowhead)
  • Bronze - Zone 6 (Edmonton) 
  • 4th - Zone 4 (Parkland)
  • 5th - Zone 1 (Sunny South)
  • 6th - Zone 8 (Peace Country)
  • 7th - Zone 7 (North Eastern Alberta)
  • 8th - Zone 2 (Big Country)


For more information on the Alberta Winter Games, please email Derek Hemsley