Sports and Competitions


2018 Winter Games

Presented by

 Eversource_color_300dpi 2016.png 
To access the Winter Games Coaches Handbook click HERE

DATES
Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th 

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED
975 Athletes and Unified Partners

300 Coaches
1200 Volunteers

SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES
Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding
Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
All Winter Games Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding events scheduled for this weekend 
have been cancelled due to the weather conditions.

Instead, Powder Ridge will host a party on site for
Special Olympics athletes on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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


If you would like to volunteer for Winter Games, please click HERE

In addition to the Eversource, Sponsors include:

Gold Sponsors

adams_logo.jpg     Griffin 2016.png     powderridge-logo-2-line-light 2017.png
Bronze Sponsors

Ferry Law 2018.png         henkel_logo.jpg    2. MDC high-res Jpeg logo 2016.png    3. Otis 2016.png    4. Pratt-Whitney 2016.png

Media Sponsors
iheartmedia_communities_all_logos 2016.png     nbc_logo.png 

73 LOCAL PROGRAMS - 26 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.

1.jpg

Winter Games - View video here.

December—March

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

2.jpg

Summer Games 

March—June

Aquatics
Athletics
Cycling
Soccer
Tennis

3.jpg

Unified Sports® Fall Festival 

June—September

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

4.jpg

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.