Sports and Competitions

2019 WINTER GAMES

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DATES

Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th 

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED

885 Athletes and Unified Teammates
300 Coaches
1.200 Volunteers

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SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES

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

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

Figure Skating and Speed Skating
International Skating Center of Connecticut
1375 Hoptmeadow Street, Simsbury

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

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Ceremonies at each venue on Saturday
Opening Ceremonies at Gymnastics on Sunday
Victory Dance for athletes, Saturday evening

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 23rd
9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies (depending on the venue)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Competition and Awards

Sunday, February 24th 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Competition and Awards
10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, followed by Competition and Awards at Gymnastics


Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

Olsen Construction
Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More 

 

Media Sponsors

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75 Local Programs • 26 Olympic-Type Sports • 4 State Games • Sports Training and Competitions All Year Round

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals 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 8 to 12 weeks prior to a state competition. This training is offered through our Local Programs.

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Winter Games
(
December - March)

Alpine Skiing
Basketball

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

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Unified Sports® Fall Festival
(
June - September)

Bocce
Croquet
Golf
Fishing
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing
Softball

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Unified Sports® Holiday Classic
(
September - November)

Basketball
Bowling
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.