FAQs

  • When and where are the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games?
    • The Saskatchewan Winter Games will take place in North Battleford from February 18-24, 2018.
  • 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?
    • That depends... if you or your child would like to try out as an athlete for the games they will have to attend a tryout for your District team. 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 each of the 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 Provincial Sport Governing Body (PSGB) directly and inquire. If you are interested in being a coach or manager contact the PSGB 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?
    • 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) both the PSGB's website and your home District's website. Information will be posted on those sites 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 team I 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 53 of the Saskatchewan Games Handbook. If after viewing the boundaries you are still unsure, contact 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 seperate 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 seperately. 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?
    • ‚ÄčOnce selected as an athlete for the Games a $75 fee is applied. This fee is paid to your District and is applied to the costs associated with the Games, including your ceremonial walkout uniform 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 seperate fee is collected.
  • Where will I be 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 your District Team coordinator and they'll help you out. 
  • I'm interested in volunteering at the Saskatchewan Games. What can I do and how do I sign up?
    • The Host Society will be looking for over 1,200 volunteers to help make the Games successful. Volunteers will be needed to assist with everything from scorekeeping at events to providing the athletes' meals! There are volunteer positions avaialble for people with all interests, abilities and availability. A list of sample volunteer positions is available here, and online registration is now available here. All volunteers will need to sign up online in order to register, schedule shifts and become accredited.
  • I'm interested in sponsoring the Games. What are my options?
    • In order to pull off an event of this magnitude and size, sponsors are a huge necessity; without them, the Games would not happen! A Sponsorship Package, which outlines benefits to potential sponsors, is now available. If your company/organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, check out our Sponsorship Page.