The Canada Games Council provided an update on the 2023 Canada Winter Games. 

Age categories

Age categories have been identified for each sport with the goal to develop Canada’s next generation of national team athletes in the “Train to Compete” phase of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD), or other suitable phase of LTAD as justified by the NSO, and approved by the CGC Sport Committee.

Under 18 as of December 31, 2022
Year of birth: 2005 or later

Eligibility Restriction

Eligibility restrictions are aligned with the “Train to Compete” phase of the sport’s Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD), or other suitable phase of LTAD, as justified by the National Sport Organization and approved by the Canada Games Council (CGC).

Eligibility restrictions pertain only to the sport excluded from the Canada Games are:

Senior National Team members – defined as: Athletes who have held an SR, SR1, SR2 or C1 card at any time; and/or athletes who are part of (on the roster of) a standing Senior National Team (i.e. recognized as a Senior National Team member regardless of event participation) Athletes who have previously competed at any of the following events:

  • Senior World Championships
  • Olympic Games
  • Senior World Cups
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Pan American Games
  • FISU Games

Sport Schedule

Table Tennis will be hosted in the first week of the Canada Games, February 17 to 23, 2023.

February 16 Travel Day
February 17 Training Day
February 18 to 23 Competition Days

Team sizes

2 male athletes
2 female athlete
1 coach
1 manager