The 2024 Alberta Winter Games start tomorrow, and the city of Grande Prairie is getting ready to welcome over 2600 athletes, coaches, managers and technical officials. 

The Winter Games are a multi-sport event giving youth aged 11 to 17 the opportunity to compete at a provincial level.

There will be 18 different sports for spectators to check out over the 4-day event. 

The opening ceremonies kick off Friday, February 16th at 7pm at the Bonnett's Energy Centre. 

Grande Prairie has a history of hosting the Multi-Sport Games. It hosted the 1980 Alberta Winter Games, the 2000 and 2018 Alberta Summer Games, the Canada Winter Games in 1995 and the Arctic Winter Games in 2010.

Alpine Skiing at Nitehawk Adventure Park starts at 10 am. Saturday, and Sunday with the medal presentations at 2:30 pm on both days.

Biathlon at Wapiti Nordic Ski Club starts at noon on Saturday, and Sunday with the last race on Monday at 10 am.

Speed skating will be happening at the Design Works Centre on Saturday starting at 8 am.

To see the rest of the schedule and to get tickets go to

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