"Come for the Start, Stay for the Finish!"
Welcome to the official website of the Knights of Columbus Saskatchewan Indoor Games, Canada’s only International Invitational Indoor Track and Field Meet.
Our meet is held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada annually each January or February. The January 2019 edition will be our 54th annual meet. Our competition site is the Saskatoon Fieldhouse, a 200 metre flat track with seating for 3500 spectators.
Along with the 3000 plus elementary school students and Special Olympic athletes who compete in our meet, we bring in 35-40 of the top international track and field athletes who reside in North America to compete in invitational section of the meet.
Our goal in hosting this meet is to provide the youth of Saskatchewan with positive role models by having the elemetary school students compete in the same meet as the international stars. We also provide the students of Saskatchewan schools the opportunity to meet and talk with these international athletes, about the value of setting goals and overcoming hurdles in life. These international athletes travel to Saskatoon early to visit inner-city schools around Saskatchewan.
We encourage you to look around our site. Feel free to contact us with your questions and suggestions on this site or the meet in general.
Saskatoon Field House – Home of the Knights of Columbus Games
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The Knights of Columbus Games are a great stepping stone for the young at heart. Elementary students compete in relays against fellow students and get to run on the same track as the elite international athletes.
High School Athletes Compete...
The high school aged athletes get a chance to showcase their wares against fellow students of their age. They too get to rub shoulders with some international athletes of great note.
College Athletes Compete...
College athletes have the opportunity to compete against other athletes from other colleges, and those that are skilled enough may get the opportunity to compete against the international crowd.
International Athletes Compete...
The Knights have invited atletes from all over the world to compete in these famed games. World records have been set and Saskatoon has had the opportunity to watch Olympic gold medallists compete.
Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame Induction (2005)
The Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Indoor Games committee was the first to be recognized by a new Sports Organization of the Year Award by the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame. The first-ever Saskatchewan indoor games were held in December 1965, thanks to a Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee grant, and the Knights of Columbus became full sponsors for the 1966 meet. A world record performance by Bob Seagren in the pole vault in 1966 put Saskatoon on the track and field map. Early meets were held at the downtown Arena, with the site shifting to the Saskatoon Field House in 1980. Today it is one of a kind in Canada, attracting about 3,000 elementary school students in relay races, about 850 open and age class athletes, plus Canadian and international fields in eight to 10 events. The aim of the Knights has always been to provide youth with positive role models by allowing them to participate in the same meet as Olympic-calibre performers.