When and where are the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games?
The Saskatchewan Winter Games will take place in North Battleford from February 18-24, 2018. The Games are broken into 2 separate halves – the 1st half is February 18-21st, and the 2nd half is from February 21-24th.
How old are the athletes who will be competing in the games?
Each sport sets its own age classification but overall athletes will range from age 10-18. View the age classifications break down by sport here.
How do I (or my child) participate in the Games as an athlete, coach or manager for Regina?
That depends... if you or your child would like to try out as a Regina athlete for the games they will have to attend a tryout or playdown. How the selection works and when they take place vary by sport, but details on the selection process can be found in each individual sport technical package which can be viewed on the specific sport pages on this website. If it's unclear to you how the process works after reading the tech package, it's best to contact the Team Regina District Sport Coordinator directly. If you are interested in being a coach or manager contact the Provincial Sport Governing Body (PSGB) of the sport you are interested in being involved with. The PSGBs are responsible for selecting all coaches and managers, who will then select the athletes.
When and where will tryouts happen for the Regina District?
Each sport's selection dates and methods will be different, but for a regularly updated list, click here. The recommendation is to monitor (or directly contact) either the Team Regina or the PSGB's website. Every attempt will be to coordinate and update information as it is made available. Most sports are expected to host their tryouts in late 2017 or January of 2018.
How do I know which District to which I am eligible to try out for?
The Teams for the Saskatchewan Games are divided into nine Districts. The Districts have very specific boundaries that are based on RM boundaries. A list of the Districts and more information on their boundaries can be viewed on Page 54 of the Saskatchewan Games Handbook. If after viewing the boundaries you are still unsure, contact either the Team Regina District Coordinator or the Saskatchewan Games Council for clarification.
Can an athlete participate in more than one sport at the games?
Athletes can compete in two sports if they occur in separate halves of the games. For example, an athlete can compete in Biathlon the first half and then Cross Country the second half. Athletes must try out for each sport separately. For a breakdown of which sports occur in which half check out the sport calendar here.
Is there a cost to participate in the games?
Once selected as an athlete for the Games a $75 fee is applied. This fee is applied to the costs associated with the Games, including your ceremonial walkout uniform, accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from North Battleford. PSGBs may also require a fee to help cover costs of tryouts, practices and competition uniforms. It is at the PSGB's discretion as to what or if a separate fee is collected.
Where will I be eating and staying during the competition?
All athletes, coaches and managers will be housed in the Athletes' Village at North Battleford Comprehensive High School. They will also eat all their meals at the village.
I've been selected to participate in the Games. Now what?
Congratulations on being selected to participate in Saskatchewan's largest multi-sport event! A lot of information will be coming at you and it may seem overwhelming, but once you are selected, your District (most likely through your coach) will provide you with information about registering, uniforms, transportation and accommodations. If you are unsure or have questions after being selected, check in with the Team Regina District Coordinator or your coach/manager and they'll help you out.