MARCH 17th, 2020

COVID-19, Recreation Response 

Effective immediately, all City of Iqaluit Recreation facilities and programs are closed to the public until further notice. 

If your Aquatic Centre pass, receation rental or booking is impacted by this closure please contact 975-8544 (Aquatic Centre) or 979-5611 (all other Recreation facilites.) 


The City will reassess the cancellations and closures by April 6, 2020 and notify the public of any changes


Arctic Winter Games Complex

The Arctic Winter Games Complex (AWG) is a year-round sports centre. It is operated as an ice arena from October to April and as an indoor sports field with artificial turf from May to September.

Winter Activities
The AWG Arena is the only NHL-sized ice surface in Nunavut. From September to May, the AWG hosts tournaments, territorial competitions, and skills clinics. Drop-in activities include family and public skating. Hockey and speed skating groups take advantage of this first-class facility. Birthday parties of almost any size can be held at the arena, making use of the lobby and the ice surface.

Schedules are updated every few months and will be available on this page along with the upcoming tournament schedules.


Summer Activities
From May to September, the AWG Indoor Sports Field can be used for a wide range of activities; soccer, ultimate frisbee, preschool playtime and fitness activities are popular. Soccer tournaments, including territorials, and skill clinics are also hosted here. Birthday parties with inflatable bouncy castles are popular at this facility. Drop-in activities, such as public soccer and parents-and-tots activites are hosted here. 


Arnaitok Arena


Arnaitok Arena is located downtown in the Arnaitok Complex below the City Hall. From October to May, the Arnaitok Arena offers public skating. and various community and sport organizations – including figure skating, broomball and hockey – call this rink home.

Recreation Reception Centre
Phone: (867) 979-5611

Arena Advertising

The Recreation Department offers various options for your business or community organization to advertise at both the AWG and Arnaitok Arenas. Please see below for more information.

For more information please contact:
Recreation Reception
phone: (867) 979-5611