Hundreds of athletes have gathered in northern Alberta for one of the province’s largest winter sporting events.
The 2018 Alberta Winter Games will take place in the Wood Buffalo region from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19.
More than 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials will take part in this year’s Games, which showcases the talents of athletes between the ages of 11 and 17.
The event’s opening ceremonies took place at Shell Place in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Friday night.
WATCH: The Alberta Winter Games get underway Friday in the Wood Buffalo region of northern Alberta. A team of mixed curlers competing for the first time are inspired by John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes’ mixed curling Olympic gold medal win in South Korea. Kevin Smith has more.