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Occurs on Sunday February 7 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 7 minutes


Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9


Performance Notes

× Following Yukon Government COVID guidelines, large sections of the YAC theatre will be blocked off to ensure safe social distancing, and you are not able to select your own seating, to maximize our restricted seating capacity. Masks are mandatory for all patrons. We are also only able to provide advance ticket sales for this performance. THERE WILL BE NO WALK UP / RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE.

If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. DO NOT attend the performance if you are ill.

A one of a kind look at the history and impacts of the Arctic Winter Games that celebrates the spirit of sport across the circumpolar North focusing on its power to inspire Northern athletes.

This documentary - filmed by Whitehorse filmmakers in several countries in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary of the games - follows the stories of characters from across the 9 contingents that make up the international competition as they prepare for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse.

From first time athletes in the Sapmi region of Norway to the experienced sledge jumpers of Yamal Russia to the Arctic Winter Games alumni of Nunavut who’ve gone on to become professional athletes and the coaches who’ve made all the difference along the way The Arctics will look at the spirit of sport across the North and its power to inspire, transform and elevate.

Dir. By Naomi Mark and Marty O’Brien, 2020, Canada, 57min. Q&A with the filmmakers in attendance.

Screens with: King Covid dir. by Lulu Keating, Canada, 2020, 10min.

What does the current pandemic look like from the point of view of the COVID-19 virus? In this provocative and whimsical animated film, the virus voices his mission – to save the planet!