PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games Age Categories

Age categories are uniquely selected for each sport with the goal of developing Canada’s next generation of national team athletes in the “Train to Compete” phase of the Long Term Development Model (LTD), or another suitable phase of the LTD as justified by a NSO, and approved by the CGC Sport Committee. 

The LTD is a general framework of athlete development that also forms the basis for sport-specific models created by each NSO in Canada.

Alpine Ski 

ABLE BODIED 

AB, BC, ON, QC: U16 age category 

  • Year of birth: 2007-2008 

MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT: U16 age category + max two (2) U18 non-FIS athletes 

  • Year of birth: 2007-2008 + max two (2) athletes born in 2005-2006 

PARA ALPINE 

12-30 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of Birth: 1992-2010

Archery 

20 and under as of December 31, 2023 

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later

Badminton 

Under 23 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2000 or later

Biathlon 

15-19 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2003-2007

Boxing 

16-18 as of February 25, 2023 

  • Date of birth: February 26, 2004 - February 25, 2007

Cross Country Ski 

ABLE BODIED 

20 and under as of December 31, 2023 

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later 

PARA NORDIC 

30 and under as of December 21, 2023

  • Year of birth: 1993 or later

Curling 

Under 18 as of June 30, 2022 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2004 or later 

NT, NU, PE, YT: 

Permitted four (4) under 19 players per gender 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2003 or later 

MIXED DOUBLES 

Under 20 as of June 30, 2022 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2002 or later 

NT, NU, PE, YT: 

Permitted two (2) under 21 players 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2001 or later

Fencing 

17 and under as of December 31, 2023 

  • Year of birth: 2006 or later

Figure Skating 

PRE-NOVICE SINGLES 

Under 16 as of June 30, 2022 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2006 or later 

PRE-NOVICE PAIR & PRE-NOVICE ICE DANCE 

Under 18 as of June 30, 2022 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2004 or later 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS 

13-30 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Date of birth: 1992-2009

Freestyle Ski 

14-20 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2002-2008

Gymnastics Artistic

12-19 as of December 31, 2023 

  • Year of birth: 2004-2011

Gymnastics Trampoline

14-22 as of December 31, 2023 

  • Year of birth: 2001-2009

Hockey 

FEMALE

Under 18 as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2005 or later

NT, NU, YT:

  • Permitted three (3) under 19 players
  • Year of birth: 2004 or later

Male

Under 16 as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2007 or later

NT, NU, YT:

  • Permitted three (3) under 17 players
  • Year of birth: 2006 or later

Judo 

15-18 as of December 31, 2023 

  • Year of birth: 2005-2008

Karate 

16-17 as of February 27, 2023 

  • Date of birth: February 28, 2005 - February 27, 2007

Ringette 

Under 20 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later 

NT, NU, PE, YT: 

Permitted three (3) under 21 players 

  • Year of birth: 2002 or later

Snowboard 

FREESTYLE DISCIPLINES 

13-17 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2005-2009 

SPEED DISCIPLINES 

15-19 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2003-2007

Speed Skating - Long Track 

14-19 as of June 30, 2022 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2008 

Speed Skating - Short Track  

14-18 as of June 30, 2022 

  • Date of birth: July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2008

Squash 

Under 17 as of March 4, 2023 

  • Date of birth: March 5, 2006 or later 
  • 2 females & 2 males 

Under 19 as of March 4, 2023 

  • Date of birth: March 5, 2004 or later 
  • 2 females & 2 males

Table Tennis 

Under 18 as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2005 or later

Wheelchair Basketball

24 and under (24U) as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 1999 or later

NT, NU, PE, YT:

  • Permitted up to four (4) 25U players
  • Year of birth: 1998 or later

MB, NB, NL, NS:

  • Permitted to request up to two (2) 25U players
  • Year of birth: 1998 or later
  • Request will be reviewed by Wheelchair Basketball Canada