The 2018 Arctic Winter Games were hosted in the South Slave area of the Canadian North West Territories, March 18-24, 2018. Short track speed skating was the Games speed skating event and was held at the Fort Smith Centennial Arena in the community of Fort Smith.
The Games theme was Find Your Power and the ArWG 2018 web site is: https://awg2018.org/
Eligible Alberta skaters come from the two most northern Speed Skating Clubs, Peace Wapiti (Grande Prairie) and Northern Lights (Peace River). Congratulations to Team members: Brielle Schoorlemmer, Teneea Schoorlemmer, Dori MacLennan, Hayley Ferguson, Bennett Winniky-Lewis, Ranslee MacLennan, Anthony Guenther and Deklan Hewlett.
Highlights of Team Alberta North’s achievements included personal bests by all the athletes and some stellar performances led by Alberta Provincial Team member, Teneea Schoorlemmer, who earned gold in all four individual distances as well as the Junior Female relay; Dori MacLennan had three podium finishes in bronze position (500, 777 and 1500) and a close fourth place in the 1000; Dori also helped win the Junior Female Relay Gold medal with teammate Hayley Ferguson; Teneea’s sister, Brielle, earned two bronze medals (400m and 1500m) and two fourth places finishes in the Juvenile Female category. The Junior Male team, Bennett Winniky-Lewis, Deklan Hewlett, Ranslee MacLennan and Anthony Guenther, earned a bronze medal in the relay. Teneea had the honour of carrying Alberta’s flag in the closing ceremony.
The Arctic Winter Games Speed Skating Technical Package is available here: