“Shaine, 8, and Hailey, 7, play together in #Iqaluit, in the Canadian #Arctic. This year, It snowed on the first day of summer in Iqaluit, but locals insisted on taking part in warm weather activities. @ianwillms visited for a @nytimessports story about soccer. Iqaluit is one of only three villages in #Nunavut with artificial turf, which is key for playing the game in the tundra. For the 600 registered players in Nunavut, soccer provides a sense of community, a connection to the outside world and a distraction from social issues. “Soccer is more than a sport,” said Kim Walton, a coach for Nunavut’s under-16 girls team at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games. “It can be a lifesaver for some of these kids.” #Canada” By nytimes on Instagram.
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