Saskatoon leads, Rivers West second after first day of Winter Games

By battlefordsNOW Staff
February 20, 2018 - 10:50am Updated: February 20, 2018 - 12:23pm


Medal Count

District Team     Gold     Silver     Bronze     Total
Saskatoon            9           8            7              24
Rivers West          7           6            4             17
Prairie Central      2           7            3             12
Regina                   6           1            3             10
South West           2           4            2               8
Lakeland               3           1            4               8
South East            1           2            5               8
Parkland Valley    1           0            1               2
North                     0           1            0               1


More than 70 medals were handed out during the first competition day at the Saskatchewan Winter Games in the Battlefords, with Saskatoon taking a quick lead thanks to an impressive 10 medals in weightlifting and seven in target shooting.

Overall, Saskatoon won 24 medals on Monday, including nine gold, seven silver, and five bronze. Rivers West District currently sits in second thanks to 17 medals, eight of which came in alpine skiing and six of which came in judo.

Prairie Central ended the first day in third place with 12 medals, and Regina in fourth with 10.

South West, Lakeland, and South East each have eight. Parkland Valley and North round out at the standings in eighth and ninth respectively.

What to watch Tues., Feb. 20:

Synchronized Swimming

Solo co-ed finals are the first event Tuesday, beginning at the Co-op Aquatic Centre bright and early at 8:30 a.m.

Duet and team preliminaries are set for 10:35 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., with duet co-ed finals set for 4:30 p.m.


Gymnastics will award medals after two sessions on Tuesday. The all around mixed rhythmic and trampoline exercises begin at 9:30 a.m., while the all around male and female artistic competition is scheduled for 2:45 p.m.


Judo begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, with preliminary male and female team competition at the Nations West Fieldhouse. The medal round in those same disciplines is set for 3 p.m.

Target Shooting

Qualification in multiple individual categories for target shooting are sprinkled throughout Tuesday, with sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. at the John Paul II Collegiate gymnasium. The air pistol male final begins at 7 p.m., and the air pistol female final begins at 8 p.m.

Male Curling

Round robin male curling continues at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, with the first playoff matches set for 7 p.m. at the Northland Power Curling Centre.

Speed Skating

The 200 and 400m competitions take over Battleford Arena for both male and female competitors Tuesday.

Preliminary races for the female 200m begin at 10 a.m., immediately followed by the male 200m races. The finals for the 200m races are set for 10:30 a.m.

The 400m prelims begin at 2 p.m., with the finals for both male and female taking place as soon as the qualification and semifinal rounds are complete.

Sandwiched between the 200 and 400m races is the 2000m relay at noon, but that will only be a preliminary race, with the final set for Wednesday morning.

Alpine skiing

Alpine ski-cross qualifications for male and female athletes kick off at 10:45 a.m. at Table Mountain.

The U-12, U-14, and U-16 male and female ski-cross finals begin at 2 p.m.


Three weightlifting sessions are scheduled at the Dekker Centre on Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m. with the 85 kg male competition.

The 63 and 69 kg female competition begins at 1:30 p.m., and the 75 and 75+ kg female competitions start at 4 p.m.


Four round robin games are set for Tuesday; two at the Civic Centre and two at Don Ross Arena.

Lakeland takes on Parkland Valley at noon at the Don Ross, South West faces off against Saskatoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre, Prairie Central plays Regina at 3 p.m. at the Don Ross, and South East takes on Rivers West at 4:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre.


The U-15 male and female mass start finals are set for 12:30 p.m. at Blue Mountain.


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