The 2019 Canada Winter Games are only about three months away. The eyes of the nation will be on Red Deer as they host the 2019 Canada Winter Games - the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada and the largest event to be hosted in Red Deer’s history.

It will feature over 150 events in 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival.  With an expected 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 100,000 spectators, the 2019 Games are set to provide a stage for Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions to compete and will leave an athletic and leadership legacy for future generations in Red Deer and central Alberta to enjoy.

For more information please see: 2019 Canada Winter Games 

Cross country skiing has been a part of the Canada Games since the first Canada Games in 1967. River Bend Golf & Recreation Area hosts cross country skiing in week two of the 2019 Games. For full sport history and technical package, please visit the Canada Games site.

Canada Winter Games - Team Alberta

1. Sam Hendry / Canmore Nordic
2. Reed Godfrey / Team R.A.D., Canmore Nordic
3. Logan Lumby / Foothills Nordic 
4. Rhys James / Foothills Nordic
5. Luke Fricker / Canmore Nordic
Owen Pimm / Red Deer Nordic (alternate)

1. Anna Pryce / Foothills Nordic
2. Isobel Hendry / Canmore Nordic
3. Anna Parent / Canmore Nordic
4. Althea Brolsma /Foothills Nordic
5. Maya Fish / Canmore Nordic
Jill Stephen / Foothills Nordic (alternate)

Canada Winter Games Staff

  • Head Coach: Eric Groeneveld
  • Assistant Coach: Allison McArdle
  • Para Nordic Coach: Anneke Winegarden
  • Wax Technician: Matt DeCarufel
  • CWG  Woman’s Apprentice Coach - Alanna Butler
  • Team Manager: Ulf Kleppe

Click on the links below to find more information about the Games:

Canada Winter Games Trials

If you have any questions about Canada Winter Games Trial Races please contact our office at [email protected]


  • Canada Winter Games Torch Relay

Congratulations to Alberta Games Alumni Owen Pimm from Red Deer, who was selected to represent Alberta Athletes at the Canada Games Torch lighting ceremony.

Owen won gold in the Juvenile Sprint in Cross Country Skiing at the 2018 Alberta Winter Games in Wood Buffalo. Owen is also a member of the 2019 Canada Games Athletes Advisory Committee.

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