The games are played by the aboriginal people of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. They display the preparedness one needed for survival during the long winters of the arctic. These games require a fine amount of skill, strength, agility, and, just as important, endurance.
At the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics event, the Native peoples compete to carry on the traditional games that allowed their ancestors to survive. Here, one can share their history and experiences in a competitive atmosphere that include athletes 12 years old to 91. As tough as these people are, they also share their humor and advise with their competitor to encourage each other to do their best. Allowing everyone to walk away full of pride and with new friends.
The games today mimic a gathering of families or villages like long ago; with good humor and festive competition. The is also dancing, a blanket toss, Miss WEIO, and native regalia competition during the event. Over four (4) days everyone from across the state gather to reminisce, compete, and build new friendship at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. Come join in the fun!!
Day time hours are 10:00am to approximately 3:00pm and if free to the public during this time. The evening hours are from 6:00 to approximately 10:30pm nightly and there is a fee for entrance. $10 for youth (6-12), Military, and elders (55+) and $15 for adults (13-54). For more information call 452-6646 or visit our webpage, www.weio.org.