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Nunavut to host the 2016 Arctic Winter Games hockey competition and the opening of the X-Games in Hay River kicks off with the opening of a new skatepark.

Nunavut to host 2016 Arctic Winter Games hockey

Officials from Greenland and the city of Iqaluit met on Sept. 11 to sign an agreement that Nunavut would host the hockey events for the 2016 Arctic Winter Games (AWG). The games’ host city in Nuuk, Greenland does not have an arena. Hockey players will be flown back and forth between the two communities during the games for opening and closing ceremonies.

Hay River X-Games marks opening of new skatepark

Kashton Vyse rides his scooter over a box during the Hay River X-Games at the newly-opened Chaser BMX/Skate park. Dozens of Hay River youth competed in skateboard, scooter and BMX bike events.

Northern Journal

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