Sports and Competitions
2016 Winter Games
Saturday & Sunday, February 27 & 28
Alpine Skiing, SnowBoarding
Powder Ridge, 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield
Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Eversource Energy, 1985 Blue Hills Avenue Ext., Windsor
Figure Skating, Speed Skating
International Skating Center of Connecticut, 1375 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury
Farmington Valley Gymnastics Center, 5 Northwest Drive, Plainville (Sunday only)
Unified & Traditional Floor Hockey, Skills
Pratt & Whitney Hangar (Museum) Located off Silver Lane, East Hartford
2016 Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games Schedule
Saturday, February 27
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Volunteer Registration @ all venues
9:00 a.m. Floor Hockey
9:30 a.m. Alpine Skiing
10:00 a.m. Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoes
10:00 a.m. Speed & Figure Skating
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Alpine Awards
12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cross Country Relays & Snowshoe Relay Awards
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Skating, Floor Hockey, Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoes
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Floor Hockey, Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoes
Sunday, February 288:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Volunteer Registration @ all venues
Opening Ceremonies:10:00 a.m. Gymnastics
Competition & Awards:8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Speed Skating
*Awards to follow each race*8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Floor Hockey Competition
*Awards: 12:00-3:00 p.m.* 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding
*Awards" to follow each race* 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Gymnastics
*Awards" at completion of events* 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Figure Skating Competition
*Awards: 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.*10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoes
*Awards to follow each race*
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Skating 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Floor Hockey, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoes
Healthy Athletes:10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Skating
If you would like to volunteer at Winter Games, please click here.
To access registration forms, click here.
In addition to Eversource Energy, Winter Games Sponsors include:
72 LOCAL PROGRAMS - 27 OLYMPIC-TYPE SPORTS – 4 ANNUAL MAJOR GAMES – SPORTS TRAINING & COMPETITIONS ALL YEAR ROUND
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities to athletes with intellectual disabilities. It also offers Special Olympics Unified Sports® which teams up athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities, known as Unified partners, to play sports. Participants train for a minimum of eight weeks prior to competition and this training is offered through our Local Programs.
Winter Games - View video here.
Fall Sports Festival
Holiday Sports Classic
For a full listing of our events please visit our Calendar.
For specific sports rules visit the Coaches Corner.
For the Games Tool Kit (for Hosting Invitational Events), click here.