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

 

To access the 2017 Winter Games Coaches Handbook, click HERE.

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 Cross Country/Snowshoeing or Speed Skating opportunities and to sign up to volunteer,
please click HERE.

For information about Alpine Skiing and to sign up to volunteer,
please click HERE.

In addition to EVERSOURCE, sponsors include:

Gold Sponsors

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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.