PHOTOS: Prince Albert hosts Saskatchewan Winter Games

About 1,700 children from across the province are in Prince Albert this week competing in hockey, figure skating, cross-country skiing and other sports.

The Winter Olympics in Sochi has captured the attention of the world.

But people in this province are also keeping an eye on the Saskatchewan Winter Games, now underway in Prince Albert.

About 1,700 children from across the province are competing in hockey, figure skating, cross-country skiing and other sports.

Among them is Burk Gosselin, a cross country skier from Shellbrook.

"You want to try your hardest to try and beat everybody," Gosselin said. "It's just a fun experience, yeah."

The competition runs until Saturday. Here's a selection of photos from the CBC's Ryan Pilon.