Sports and Competitions

2017 Winter Games

Presented by

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DATES

Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th

975 Athletes & Partners
300 Coaches
1200 Volunteers

 

SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES

Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding
Powder Ridge Mountain Park Resort
99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield


Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Eversource
1985 Blue Hills Avenue Ext., Windsor

Figure Skating, Speed Skating
International Skating Center of Connecticut
1375 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury

Gymnastics (Sunday only)
Farmington Valley Gymnastics Center
5 Northwest Drive, Plainville

Unified Floor Hockey, Skills
Pratt & Whitney Hangar
482 Airport Avenue, East Hartford

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 4th

9 a.m. or 10 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies (time depends on venue)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Competition and Awards
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Victory Dance

Sunday, March 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Competition & Awards at all venues
10 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies (Gymnastics)

For information about volunteer opportunities and to sign up to volunteer at our Winter Games, please click here.

In addition to EVERSOURCE, sponsors include:

Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors

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 Supporting Sponsors 
Farmington Valley Gymnastics Center
Olsen Construction


Media Sponsors

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73 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.

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Winter Games - View video here.
December—March

Alpine Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Gymnastics
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Speed Skating

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Summer Games
March—June

Aquatics
Athletics
Cycling
Soccer
Tennis
Triathlon

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Unified Sports Fall Festival 

June—September

Bocce - View video here.
Croquet
Golf
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing - View video here.
Softball

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Unified Sports Holiday Classic 
September—November

Basketball
Bowling - View video here.
Cheerleading
Flag Football
Powerlifting
Volleyball

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.