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Participating in the Polar Games

Grade 6 students from throughout the Yukon gather to try out a variety of sports

Grade 6 students from around the territory said good-bye to their classrooms Feb. 7 and 8 to gather in Whitehorse for the Polar Games.

The two day event saw students play and be introduced to a variety of sports. Skating, curling, tennis, swimming, wrestling and soccer were part of a long list of activities the students participated in.

Participants were also busy keeping a tradition alive by signing one another’s Polar Games shirts.

Local sports organizations had coaches and assistants on hand leading the activities.

Students also danced the evening away on Feb. 7 at Elijah Smith Elementary School during the Polar Games dance.

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About the Author: Stephanie Waddell

I joined Black Press in 2019 as a reporter for the Yukon News, becoming editor in February 2023.
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