Nestled in the scenic central area of PEI, the Nordic site features 24.5 kilometers of groomed recreational ski trails and a combined Nordic and Biathlon Stadium with a 26 lane biathlon range, supporting technical buildings and an accredited competition level trail network to support all common competitive distances up to 4 km in length. The park is named after Island athlete, Mark Arendz, an 12-time Paralympic medalist.
A legacy venue of the Canada Games, the Nordic site is known for hosting the PEI 1991 Canada Winter Games biathlon and cross country events and the PEI 2009 Canada Summer Games mountain biking event. The Nordic site also welcomed the 2014 Biathlon Canada World Youth and Junior Selections and the 2018 Easter Canadian Biathlon Championships.
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Canada Games House is a private venue for friends, families, athletes, and VIP guests to celebrate, gather, watch and relax during the Canada Games.
There are three unique spaces within Canada Games House; Memorial Hall for casual fun & games plus live streaming, a studio for large team events and a lounge for smaller private team gatherings. Memorial Hall features four zones with various activities - Chill, Live Streaming, Gaming and Celebration.
One can gain access to Canada Games House via Games Accreditation, presenting the 'Friends & Family Pass' as distributed in advance to all athletes via email and, in some cases, at the door via the Canada Games website 'Find An Athlete' feature.
With the proper credentials noted above, entry to Canada Games House is free.
Limited and complimentary pre-packaged snacks are available throughout the day. There will be some special food sampling on programmed Theme Days. Otherwise, there are many local downtown restaurants in close proximity if you are looking for a more substantial meal.
Yes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase within Memorial Hall.
No, please consume your items before entering the venue, or pack it away until after you leave.
This is an indoor space within the Confederation Centre of the Arts building.
Yes, Confederation Centre of the Arts is wheelchair accessible via the Queen Street entrance and the Richmond Street entrance as well as via the pedway from Confederation Court Mall. Accessible washrooms are also available onsite.
No, there are no age restrictions for entry.
There are three parking garages located within walking distance of the venue: 100 Pownal Street, 222 Queen Street and corner of Fitzroy and Prince Streets. Two-hour metered parking is also available throughout downtown Charlottetown.
Canada Games transportation can be accessed to visit Canada Games House.
No, come to relax and be comfortable. Those attending private events might receive additional dress code communication but that is the exception.
No, please ensure you keep your possessions with you at all times.
Yes, follow us on social media @canadagames and @2023.canadagames for those announcements.
Yes. We will be taking photos and/or videos to promote the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games across our social media platforms. By entering this private area, you consent to photography and video recording and its/their release to be used for social media and promotional purposes. If you prefer to stay in the background, please speak to one of our staff members or the photographer/videographer. We will make every effort to comply with your wishes.
PEI no longer requires proof of vaccination to enter the province or to access business, organizations and events. Organizers will continue to monitor and receive guidance from the PEI Chief Public Health Office. We respect all who choose to wear or not wear a mask during their visit.
The venue is owned and operated by CCOA. Canada Games House is managed by Volume 18, a local strategic communications marketing agency, with support from Volunteers, Canada Games Council staff and the PEI 2023 Host Society.
Please visit CCOA FAQ page
Please speak with a staff member or volunteer at Canada Games House.